3M™ Headlight Restoration Kit

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  • 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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Value
Brand
3M™
Case Quantity
1 Kit, 1 Pack per Case, 4 Eaches per Case, 4 Kits per Case
Product Type
Headlight Restoration Kit
Severity
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 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its as easy as they say! I purchased this thru Amazon and it was one of the easiest projects to follow and obtain superior results. Do watch the video and get the parts laid out for the work. I did not have the yellow caking on my lenses, so I decided to not use the power drill for the two sand paper phases, but used the drill bit adapter with the sandpaper and rubbed by hand so I could feel the pressure and keep the sandpaper as flat as possible. Once you apply the sealant (both coats) it is simply amazing! Another excellent 3M product.
Date published: 2021-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After 10 years look like showroom new! Never thought they would have turned out this nice. Easy to use, just take your time and you will get great results.try to stay out of direct sun light when clear coating it drys pretty fast but again well worth the effort!
Date published: 2021-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Worth Time and Cost - It Really Works I was a bit skeptical, but gave it a try based on Amazon rating. Yes, it took about 2 hours start to finish for both large headlights on 2012 Jeep Liberty. Definitely took my time with my Ryobi cordless drill, and results were amazing! Watching the video helps if you prefer video, but instructions were thorough. Incredible value.
Date published: 2021-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magic eraser this is like magic at first it might not be as clear but when you keep going threw the steps on the directions it clears up!
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Got this this morning. 45 minutes later, all finished. Fantastic change. Easy to follow instructions, and a snap to do the job. Extremely satisfied.
Date published: 2021-02-22
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
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