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Amazon.com has 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System on sale for $10.50. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders $25+. Thanks chico3440

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3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AIZ...VCbHK4ZVBK

Amazon has the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit on sale for $10.50. These retail for about $25 and are usually at least $15 on Amazon. As always, shipping will depend on if you have Prime.

These kits work pretty well for hazy or peeling headlights. They are infinitely better than the liquid only kits. I believe they used to come with a coarser grit to start, and it really needs it. The first step is 500 grit and should probably be more like 300 to help get the imperfections out; that being said, they will take headlights to almost clear in one application typically. They are well worth $10.

Note - A power drill is required to use this particular set.
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Three camels shows that this has been the regular price in the past 5 months

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I have had this on my watch list for a couple of months and it has always been this price
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Doesn't look like this one comes with the protectant sealer.
If you have projectors the clear coat blurs your cut-off, thus the light output. If your have retrofits or are into the best possible output don't use the protection coat, but you're gonna have to resand within a year
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Bought this recently. Used on 2 older cars. Yielded excellent results. Did two headlights in about 30min. Use a UV protectant wax afterwards if u don't want to clear coat. For the price, it works fantastic. Cordless DeWalt worked just fine. I didn't mask the lights and had no issues, but then again, they weren't new cars.
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reviews are reporting spending 2 hours per headlight
Just buy new headlights lol
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Such a waste of time and money. Get a can of OFF! bug spray with DEET, spray it on your headlights, wait a minute, and wipe it off. Tada! Please send me half of whatever money I just saved you.
Do NOT use bugspray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYmbBZntuY8
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Doesn't look like this one comes with the protectant sealer.
Buy a can of 2-part clear from an auto body shop and do it right.
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Sam's club has a headlight restoration service for like $35 and it comes with a lifetime warranty. They use a UV cured top coat that has lasted extremely well. They mentioned if they ever start getting foggy again, bring them in and they will do it again under warranty.
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Is there any (good) evidence of a benefit beyond cosmetic to worrying about the headlight plastic's appearance?
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I see where folks are suggesting "UV protectant" or "Clear coat" as last step...Are they the same? Any suggestions on type/brand?
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My Family has an Auto repair shop in CT. We have the $650 3M professional kit. It composes of Air driven Dual action Sander (Sander disc of 600, 800, 1000, 3000 grit) and a Air driven polisher w/ polishing pads; Polish compound and protection wax....

The OP kit listed is simply a simplified version of the pro kit for use with a electric drill...In fact I have used a similar kit before myself (helping a neighbor with my cordless dewalt drill)

You do NOT remove your headlight....You simply mask off with bluetape or lowtack masking tape the areas adjacent to the headlight.

Using the Professional 3m Kit, 2 headlights in about 45min-1 hour.... Using the retail (OP listed kit) takes about 2 hours or so......

FYI the sealant UV protection is just wax....Says it last a year, but really just about 3-4 months....

If you have the time, get clear lacquer from the Autoparts store.....Mask off the areas with brown paper (paper grocery bags if your cheap) and apply 3 SUPER thin coats about 40 mins apart (@ 60-80 degrees indoor garage.....If your headslight appear white/opaque you spraying too much, But they SHOULD clear up)....They should dry to touch in 24hrs (your headlights should appear foggy, orange peel looking).....Wait 1 (dry weather) week and wet sand with 3000 grit sand paper, then reuse the Kit to polish to a crystal clear finish.....Headlights should be good to go for another 6-8 years.

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$10.50 has been the normal Amazon price for this since July 2018. Don't see how this made front page.
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I see where folks are suggesting "UV protectant" or "Clear coat" as last step...Are they the same? Any suggestions on type/brand?
'Light Rite' is supposedly good (not 'cheap').

Clear coat is one thing, but make sure it says it has UV protective qualities, otherwise its not doing anything too useful (on a headlight).
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Just a head up, a powerful drill makes a big difference (preferably corded). Ideally you should remove the headlight housings or risk paint damage due to incidental contact (mask your bodywork a LOT). Finally, it's not magic — if you '98 Focus has been sitting in a field for a decade, there's only so much you can do.

Source: I've used this kit 6x with widely varying results and errors.
You mean Escort. 98 Focus doesn't exist. First model year was 2000 or 2001 I believe laugh out loud
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