Restore dull, cloudy headlights at home with your electric drill using the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System. This plastic lens polishing kit gives you professional quality results and saves you the cost of headlight replacement.
Plastic oxidizes just like the paint. Plastic oxidation results in cloudiness and yellowing that blocks the amount of light coming from the headlights. Dim headlights result in poor visibility during night driving. You could replace cloudy headlights for hundreds of dollars or you can use the affordable, easy-to-use 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System to repair your existing headlights.
The 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System works by gradually polishing out oxidation and scratches until the lens is clear again. This four-step process eliminates cloudiness and yellowing to clarify all plastic lenses, including headlights, taillights, and fog lights.
Improve the performance and appearance of headlights and taillights with 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System.
The 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System includes the sanding discs, pad, and backing plate you'll need to polish your headlights. You will also need microfiber towels, a spray bottle filled with water, and 3M Plastic Polish (sold separately).
To Polish Headlights:
Remove any loose dirt from the headlight. Tape off the surrounding paint with Scotch 233+ Premium Automotive Masking Tape.
Put the 3M backing plate onto the drill. Press a yellow P500 grit disc against the 3M backing plate. Turn on the drill and work back and forth over the headlight, using light to moderate pressure. When the disc is no longer effective, turn off the drill and attach a new P500 grit disc and continue working until the headlight looks clearer. It will have sanding scratches, but the oxidation should be gone.
Next, attach the P800 grit white abrasive disc to remove scratches from previous step. After this step, the headlight should look frosted.
Apply P3000 Trizact™ Foam Disc. Mist the disc with a water bottle. Use light to medium pressure to sand the lens cover. You'll see a white slurry as you polish. Continue with 4-6 passes after the white slurry appears. Wipe the headlight lens with a Cobra Microfiber Detailing Cloth and inspect your work. Any remaining scratches should be very fine at this point. If not, repeat this step.
Attach the orange foam compounding pad. Dispense a dime size amount of 3M Plastic Polish (sold separately) onto the pad and spread over the lens with the machine turned off to avoid splatter. Polish the lens until the surface is clear and smooth. Wipe the headlight lens clean with a Cobra Microfiber Detailing Cloth.
To protect your headlights from oxidation and keep them cleaner, use Wolfgang Plastik Surface Sealant.