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  • 3M™ Headlight Restoration Kit

    • 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
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    3M™ Headlight Restoration Kit
    Kits contain masking tape, light sanding discs, wax protectant and more
    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 (PDF, 346.6 Kb). 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.

    • 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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    1 Kit, 1 Pack per Case, 4 Eaches per Case, 4 Kits per Case
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    Headlight Restoration Kit
    Heavy, Light, Medium
    Volume (Imperial)
    8 fl oz
    Volume (Metric)
    236 mL
    Customer Reviews
    3M™ Headlight Restoration Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great but.... Just finishing up using this. Looks great. One thing that will save you some time: do the sanding slowly and completely. I had to go back to the step before polishing as I hadn't done a good enough job and the lens was still cloudy.
    Date published: 2020-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to expectations This product lives up to all the 5 star reviews. I added a step prior to using the 3000 grit wet step in that I purchased a piece of 2500 grit paper and wet sanded it then used the enclosed 3000 grit disc. Headlights turned out amazing! Take your time and follow instructions.
    Date published: 2020-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written directions So good to use a product that performs as advertised. Read through the well worded, step by step directions through to the end. Product performed well - headlight looks like brand new - sparkles!
    Date published: 2020-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product This product I just randomly chose at the auto parts store and turned out amazing super easy to use and very fast. Kit says 45 mins but my first time was 2:15 hours but my second time was only 1:30 hours. Still very worth the $20 I paid for the kit. Pics are blurry because I had to upload a shrunk version but extremely clear results
    Date published: 2020-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for 2005 Corvette C6 headlight lenses Completely sandblasted opaque lenses now clear, like all the other reviews here. They were so bad, had to buy 3 kits to get enough of the Step 1 rough sanding pads, but at $13 each (on sale), a small investment compared to $1500 Corvette lens replacement. Took 2 of us all day very hard work at Step 1, but finally got all the outer sandblasting off such that the fine sanding/polishing steps went quick; lenses now look stunningly new. All the other reviews/photos here are accurate.
    Date published: 2020-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, but.... I bought this to use on my Toyota convertible, and it worked wonderfully. The drill makes it so much easier and the pads were easy to get on and off. However, using the kit for the second car, the 3000 grit pad came off its adhesive backing and became unusable with the drill. I am not sure how to fix that short of ordering a replacement 3000 grit pads.
    Date published: 2020-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Performance After using this product in the past I purchased another one. The results were once again excellent! Highly recommend!
    Date published: 2020-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Perfectly First product I've ever seen that comes with everything you need, and then works exactly as described. Altima headlights looked like they had been painted smokers yellow. Now they look brand new. Just follow directions exactly.
    Date published: 2020-02-09
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