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Headlight Restore Kit

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by rons23, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Feb 18, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    rons23

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    Did some searching through detailing and other areas with no luck. Can anyone recommended a good kit for headlight restoration. I have read so e reviews and seems 3m and sylvania had the best, but would like to here some suggestion's from our detailing experts. Salute
     
  2. Feb 18, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    Thing I have found with them is they will wear off and yellow again. My suggestion would be to consider new housings even if aftermarket. If you do go the restore route just make sure you keep them waxed.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2016 at 4:38 PM
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    Wha do you mean housing? I wanna do a retrofit, but dont want to buy headlights whether oem oaftermarket.My lenses are just a little scratched, but no yellowing going on.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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    The headlight housing. I don't think the restore kits help with scratches do they? Thought they were for the yellowing? :notsure: Not a headlight guru but maybe a high 3-10k wet sandpaper then some polishing? Not sure that would work may be a question for @eledobleu.
     
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  5. Feb 18, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    Yeah there are some kits that you use a buffer and a wet sand to get scratches out. Yeah maybe he will chime in. Thanks for the help
     
  6. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    eledobleu

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    Koito Bi-LED Retrofit
    Wet sand with 800 grit, then 1500, then 2000 then buff and polish. Very time consuming but if done right your headlights will look brand new with no scratches! Headlight restore kits are for yellowing. Some includes a buffer if the headlight is extremely yellow and oxidized. I use Plastic X and a buffer for restoring yellowed headlights.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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    Thanks Eledobleu, mcguires makes a heavy duty kit that comes with that same list you just mentioned, also has the plastic x and uv protection. I''ll give it a shot. Appreciate it
     
  8. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    I heard a rumor that Jiffy lube will clear up you headlights for $70 or so, and they are under warenty. So you can go back if they fog over again for free.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    eledobleu

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    Yes Ive used that kit before. How bad are your lights? In in the process of restoring some 08's for a retrofit.
     
  10. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    Not real bad, few scratches, but no yellowing. Some cloudiness. Yeah I have a buddy that did his taco and said he would help me do mine. I like to take on projects and hopefully it's not to apita. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  11. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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    If its no yellowing, then just wet sanding, buffing and polishing will get it new again!
     
  12. Feb 18, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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    Appreciate that.
     
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    I use the 3m kit. It uses 3 different sandpaper grits to Polish off scratches, haze, yellow, whatever. Works great.
     
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    I used macguires twice and it lasted about 5 to 6 months each time. Then I took it to a shop to do and that lasted about the same amount of time. So...now I'm just going to change my headlight housing.
     
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    I used the Meg's kit on my mom's 07 Camry, it came out nice. She traded it in shortly after so I can't report on longevity.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    I just used blue magic on my tundra last night. They weren't bad but a little cloudy. I meant to do before ans after shots but forgot. It was also raining out so not sure how they turned out
     
  21. Dec 4, 2016 at 7:26 AM
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    I used Mother's NuLens Powerball kit on my 99 Suburban and the headlights looked like new after. The kit comes with a compound, ascending grit rating sandpapers, and a buffer.

    I wish I had pictures, the results were amazing and the kit was like $25. I recommend Mother's anything, they make great stuff.
     
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