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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
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

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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Case Quantity
4 Kits per Case
Product Type
Headlight Restoration Kit
Customer Reviews
3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System, 39008, 4 per case is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product highly recommend Just finished restoration of the headlights on my 2009 Hyundai Sonota using 3M's headlight restoration kit # 39008. This product is amazing! I watched the DIY video first which is helpful and then read through the easy to follow and understand directions before starting. Be sure to wash your headlight first with warm soapy water, I used a little dish soap. The most important step is taping off the paint. No matter how good you are that drill will try to walk onto your paint job. Once the taping was done, the sanding process is simple follow the instructions and 20 minutes later my headlight looked brand new. Sure beats paying $130 - $150 for a new lens. Absolutely the best $25.95 I've spent on an automotive product. I highly recommend this product to restore your cars "eyes".
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2007 Toyota headlights are clear again!, I just finished using this kit on my 2007 Highlander headlights. It is super easy to use and the directions are easy to follow. It helps to take your time and do a thurough job. Results were excellent and the lenses are clear as ever.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as Advertised! Restored the headlights on a 15 year old Nissan to almost showroom condition. Easy to follow instructions, and follow them and you’ll get a great result!
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Results I used this an an old Lexus light. Took a little while to do both headlights with the same kit but produced excellent results with our standard drill.
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT HAPPY! I bought this system along with a drill. I read the instructions and watched the videos several times, Just before I was heading out to start the project, I noticed in very small type that you need a drill with 1200-1600 RPM and a caution that a slower drill (which I have just bought) is NOT adequate. They should have made this much more visible on the the several places where they tell you what you need. Those lists just say "Drill." Nothing about the RPMs until you get DEEP into the instructions. I'm not happy. I wasted my money on a slower "inadequate" drill. 3M -- you need to be MUCH clearer and specific in your instruction!
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use with great results! I purchased this product after reading the great reviews it has and I was not disappointed. I am not a handy person at all and this kit was easy to use for a novice like myself. If you follow the instructions and watch the tutorial video prior to using, you will have no problems. My only problem with this product is that I wish the pad holder that goes into the drill were a bit thicker and not as firm. My lights had a small channel that was a challenge to fully sand, but I did get it done with a little patience. Total time was about 45 minutes for 2 very heavily degraded lenses. I would definitely use this product again!
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Results!!! I just finished using this product on my mom’s headlight and I cannot explain how great of results this product is I would highly recommend anyone that has hazy headlights the stuff is magic!!!
Date published: 2020-07-13
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
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use.  Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice.  Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage.  For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.
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