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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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Warning: I work on cars every day and this is only a temporary fix. Just like rust on a car hazy headlights will continue to discolor from the inside. The only permanent solution is a new headlight assembly
I did mine on a 9 year-old Honda. I finished it with a coat of clear Krylon and it's held up fine 2 years later, almost always parked outside in Calif sun.
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Three camels shows that this has been the regular price in the past 5 months
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Not knocking these products but bug spray actually works great at cleaning cloudy headlights
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Warning: I work on cars every day and this is only a temporary fix. Just like rust on a car hazy headlights will continue to discolor from the inside. The only permanent solution is a new headlight assembly
Yeah I actually used this on a 08 civic and I too can see the inside plastic is discolored and had very small cracks but not as bad as the outside. So... either a new or used assembly would be best but can I talk out the plastic and swap it?
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Yeah I actually used this on a 08 civic and I too can see the inside plastic is discolored and had very small cracks but not as bad as the outside. So... either a new or used assembly would be best but can I talk out the plastic and swap it?
Yes I encourage all my customers to do simple repairs themselves. You can find a pair of headlights for that Civic for around 70 bucks! Very easy with some basic tools. Follow this tutorial https://youtu.be/i6Izmg4kl9w
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80% of all cars on the road do not meet headlamp output requirements for highway safety...that's a lot of dull headlamps out there
I appreciate the answer. But, this product doesn't claim to make headlights meet those safety specifications.
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reviews are reporting spending 2 hours per headlight
I'm going to say that number is pretty spot on ... took my almost 5 hours straight the first time -- even with an electric drill ... you have to go slow .. I stopped every 30 minutes for 10 minutes to keep my arms from falling off .. you really MUST use an electric drill ...

My second time I said - NEVER AGAIN - and just went on Amazon and bought new light housing ... best money I ever spent ...
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Not knocking these products but bug spray actually works great at cleaning cloudy headlights
BUT it does NOT last ore than a day or so... the same for ToothPaste and soo many other suggestions ... the only thing that truly works is REPLACE the entire lens ... the next vest is to remove all the oxidation which takes sooooo many hours ....
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Warning: I work on cars every day and this is only a temporary fix. Just like rust on a car hazy headlights will continue to discolor from the inside. The only permanent solution is a new headlight assembly
I typically wet sand mine and then apply a couple layers of UV protectant clear coat. My car is typically garaged in the night, but out in the direct hot sun in the day. I find it doesn't discolor from the inside as much as the clear coat yellows and breaks down over time. This typically takes a few years (maybe four or five) before it yellows and could use another sanding and some more clear coat. For a few years it looks like new and smooth depending on if you sand after the initial coat. I recently refinished the headlights on my 02 Ford Expedition for the first time but just did a quick job that maybe took an hour and a half for the two. I didn't bother sanding after the first coat of clear coat so it has a slight orange peel texture, but not bad. It's an old truck so I don't care too much. I'm sure I can just repeat the process in another five years and get the same result.

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I have had experience with some aftermarket headlights and prefer as much as possible to stick with OEM. Aftermarket tend to leak water no matter how much you seal them off, and the UV coat doesn't seem to last anywhere near as long as OEM. That said I have a VW I have aftermarket headlights in. The first refinishing of the headlights needed to be done after only three years, I just recently redid them after another four or five and they look great.
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Better to just replace the headlights with after market headlights. Results are not consistent and varies due to RPM. IMO, not worth the time or effort.
For some vehicles, like the Chrysler Town & Country I sold last year, this is great advice. $68 for a PAIR of brand new headlights, including halogen bulbs.

For other cars, not so much. The HID lights in my Toyota go for $290 each, and the ones in my friend's Porsche are $2200 a pair.
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It's normal price.
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10$ for a few sheets of sandpaper is all this is.

you need to take off the oxidized layer with heavy grit, then gradually go to a very fine grit like 2000 and polish with 4000 - 7000. apply uv protective coating, the pro stuff is the only stuff that will last everything else will turn yellow within a few years, and you need a spray gun, compressor and skills to apply it.
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I used this kit on my 2007 infiniti sedan headlights a few years ago - it made a very substantial difference. Have to follow the instructions closely, use a lot of masking tape and take your time
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My headlights aren't that foggy or yellow but do have numerous small cracks which look like stress fractures in them, each about a cm long. Will this procedure take those out? I'd imagine they're deeper than a typical foggy haze on the surface of the lens. Anyone have any experience with that? Car is an '09 Infiniti G Sedan.
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