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3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System, 39008, 4 per case

Part Number 390083M ID 60455055545UPC 00051131390089
  • Kits contain masking tape, light sanding discs, wax protectant and more
  • For use on plastic lenses – headlights, taillights, fog lights, directional lights and more
  • 3M abrasive technology removes yellowing and buildup without damaging plastic lens surface
  • Easy to use – choose a kit with no tools required, or for use with a common household drill

Restore Your Headlights Without Replacing Them
Rather than using ineffective solvents – or spending big on new headlight lenses – you can choose our 3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration Kits. A complete system of light abrasives, polishes and protectants removes scratches, dirt and oxidization that can appear on your lenses, lowering your vehicle’s value and reducing safe driving visibility. You can choose a kit that lets you restore headlight lenses without tools. Or, with just a spray water bottle and a common household drill, you can use the full kit with a complete range of abrasive discs for sanding, finishing and refining to remove discoloration that can cause your headlights, tail lights, fog and directional lights to appear cloudy and yellow – for a fraction of the cost and time of buying and installing new lenses. Each kit includes everything you need to restore two headlight lenses.

How Does it Work?
Our 3M™ Headlight Restoration Kit restores clear plastic lenses in a way that standard cleaners cannot. This convenient system requires just four simple steps. First, apply our high-performance masking tape to the painted surfaces around the lens you are restoring (some kits include 3M™ Automotive Masking Tape). Use our progressive system of Trizact™ abrasive discs to remove yellowing, scratches, dirt, haze, and other material buildup on the plastic lens. With or without a common household drill, our Hookit™ attachment system makes it easy – just slap the disc onto a pad, and you’re ready to go. A choice of Headlight Restoration Kits features our 3M™ Scratch Remover or 3M™ Rubbing Compound to achieve maximum shine and clarity. Then, using a soft cloth, apply a light coating of 3M™ Synthetic Wax Protectant. Remove the masking tape, and you’re finished.

About Our Trizact Abrasives
The abrasive in our Trizact™ abrasive discs for headlight restoration is so fine that you can sand across the plastic lenses without worrying about creating scratches or other damaging marks. 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives feature microreplication – small 3-dimensional structures are reproduced and then uniformly distributed over the surface of the disc. These patterned, precise mineral structures contain multiple layers of abrasive mineral. As the structures wear, fresh, sharp mineral is exposed. The result is that the abrasive cuts faster, stays sharper longer and allows for precise finish control – it removes the yellowing, dirt buildup and small scratches that can cause haze, without damaging the lens itself.

Why Do You Need Headlight Restoration?
Today's vehicles have a greater number of plastic components, from plastic headlight lenses to motorcycle windshields, plastic tail lights, trailer lights and more. Plastic components are great for durability and reducing overall weight, but they can yellow and haze with weather, sun and sand, limiting visibility and diminishing the appearance and value of the vehicle. While the impact on a vehicle's value varies, the dangers in terms of limited visibility are clear: It is a factor in 2.8 million accidents, 23,000 fatal crashes and 2,300 pedestrian deaths each year, according to the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council. Dim headlight bulbs and hazy plastic headlight lenses or surfaces may lead to this reduced visibility, putting you, your passengers and other cars at risk. The AAIA Car Care Council found that 26 percent of the cars it inspected had issues with their lighting system. Millions of cars on the road today have plastic headlight lenses. The problem increases with the age of the lens, and with the average age of cars on the road about 10 years old, the problem is growing. That is why it is important to correct hazy, dull headlights.

A Clear Solution
Our 3M™ Headlight Restoration Kit is designed to give casual car care enthusiasts as well as professionals an easy and affordable way to repair their vehicles’ plastic lens surfaces. It contains the scrubbing abrasives, pads, tape, polish, wax and detailed instructions for restoring two complete vehicle headlight lenses. The headlight restoration kit can also be used to repair hazing on plastic surfaces including taillights, emergency light bars, plastic motorcycle lights, trailers, snowmobiles and more. Compared to having headlight lenses commercially repaired or replaced, the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System costs a fraction of the price, and the entire process takes well under one hour.

3M™Headlight Restoration Kits Include Combinations of:

  • 3M™ Masking Tape (roll)
  • 3M™ Hookit™ backup pad
  • 3M™ Hookit™ Foam Buffing Pad
  • 3M™ Trizact™ discs (P1000, P3000, P5000)
  • 3M™ Rubbing Compound (1 fl. oz. packet)
  • 3M™ Scratch Remover (1 fl. oz. packet)
  • 3M™ Synthetic Wax Protectant (1 fl. oz. packet) 
  • Step-by-step directions (all kits)

The Science of Vehicle Care from 3M
We developed our Headlight Restoration System to save you time and get the most enjoyment and value from the vehicles you and your customers own. Instead of replacing heavily oxidized, dirty, scratched or yellowed lenses, you can restore them, in less time, with common tools. It’s another great example of how 3M applies science to life – and makes your life easier when it comes to making your vehicles look their best. 

  • Kits contain masking tape, light sanding discs, wax protectant and more
  • For use on plastic lenses – headlights, taillights, fog lights, directional lights and more
  • 3M abrasive technology removes yellowing and buildup without damaging plastic lens surface
  • Easy to use – choose a kit with no tools required, or for use with a common household drill
  • Save hundreds vs. replacing headlight lenses
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Customer Reviews
3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System, 39008, 4 per case is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Results Like the one gentleman, I was a little skeptical about jumping from 800 grit to 3000 but I will tell you, the results are phenomenal. I am 72 and I used my DeWalt on a 14 year old Saturn. I never thought the stuff would come off. The kights now look brand new.
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivers great results as promised Frankly, I was skeptical about using sandpapers on a hand drill to remove the haze from our Volvo's headlights. But the system and process worked perfectly without issue. In no more than 60 minutes, I restored two very cloudy headlamps back to near-new finish and clarity.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely renewed! Just restored the headlights on my daughters 2008 Nissan Altima. This product removed 12 years of build up and sun damage. Love this product and I recommend it to everyone. The kit does NOT come with the synthetic poly protectant for plastics, but any synthetic poly wax will work. Saved me over $200 as headlight housings are over $110 each for this car. Thank you 3M!!!
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Quality and Price! The 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System brought back the life in my 2010 Ford Mustang's headlights. This system removed 10 years of sun damage and left my headlights sparkling clean! The kit includes high- quality sanding sheets, a drill attachment, a buffer pad, and a buffing solution. As long as you take your time, this system will make any headlights look brand-new! It took a total of 2 and 1/2 hours to refinish my headlights, but this was due to their rough condition. Don't waste time deciding if you should buy this system! It is well worth the money! (I recommend buying an additional headlight clear-coat or sealant in addition to this system, or buy a 3M kit instead of a system) I bought this kit as a last resort to buying brand new headlights, but the result ended up just as good as new! (See Pictures)
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product! Bought on Amazon at a great price but didn’t expect much. I was wrong! It worked above and beyond what I expected. Amazing results!
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Went above expectations! Used on my 2004 Jeep Liberty. Wow the lights look brand new. Not very often does a product come thru like this. Very happy with the results.
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did Great Job Used the one with the drill adapter on a 15 year old headlight system. Cleared it up 100 percent. Very very happy with the results. Took about 15 minutes per lens.
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real restoration of my headlights My expectations were fully met. My Nissan Tiida car 2008 Year of release Over the years of operation, the headlights dimmed by the action of external sources like dust and dirt. After processing with this composition, the headlights became almost like new, in some places barely visible signs of scratches. Processing time is about an hour. Recommend.
Date published: 2020-01-20
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