3M Headlight Restoration Kit

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Walmart #: 001022297
3M Headlight Restoration Kit
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  • Restores clarity to headlight lenses that have become yellowed
  • Improves the performance of the headlight
  • About this item

    Return your car, truck or SUV to its original condition with the help of this 3M Headlight Restoration Kit. It is designed to repair lenses that are losing clear visibility. Using this car headlight restoration kit will increase the illumination capacity of fogged, yellowed, cloudy, hazy or dull looking parts by improving their performance. It will not only enhance the appearance of the vehicle, but it will also increase road clarity for added safety. This kit is intended for use with a standard household drill with an RPM rating of 1200 to 1600, which is not included. Simply follow the steps of sanding the parts to remove the yellow layer, refining or reducing the scratches, then polishing the headlight for clarity and shine. It even comes with detailed, simple to understand instructions for added convenience. This easy to use headlight lens restoration kit is also ideal for clearing up the haze on your taillights and fog lights or directional lights.

    3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

    • Designed to restore clarity to headlight lenses that have become yellowed, cloudy or hazy
    • Headlight lens restoration kit improves the performance of the headlight
    • Three easy steps: sand, refine and polish
    • Easier than replacing an old headlight
    • Comes with easy-to-use instructions
    • Car headlight restoration kit does not include household drill
    • Restores headlights, taillights, fog lights or directional lights
    • Weight: .3 lbs
    • Dimensions: 3.409"L x 5.875"W x 7.781"H


    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Primary Color: Red
    Model No.: 39008
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 3.409 x 5.875 x 7.781
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA
    Origin of Components: USA
    Walmart No.: 1022297

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    Customer Reviews | 210 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    Customer review by wyonick

    5.0 stars by wyonick

    I was skeptical as to this product's efficiency. I could not believe how easy it is to use, and what good results came out of it. Very simple and straightforward, you use 2 sanding pads in successive order, then a buffing pad, and finally a fine buffing and compound. I was already amazed at step 3 of this process. When the compound was done, it was brand new looking. I used it on a 1996 towns and country that had hazed headlights. It was impossible to see through, and I could not see the light mechanism inside of it. It now looks like new. The drill attachment is a god sent. It made it really easy. It says to use a 1200-1600 RPM. Mine is 5000, I used it at half power and it was just fine. It would be nice to use at full power and not worry about overheating, but oh well. It is NECESSARY to wear mask and goggles, as there is a lot of dust/debris being created in the process. I would highly recommend this product to anyone, be it only for safety reason. I can now see further than 10 feet in front of me ;) Oh, just one negative: the buffing pad was missing. I used a clean rag, and it was fine like that. It might even be better if yours is included. The pack is really easy to pop open, so it could be that someone helped themselves before I bought it. Again no big deal.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Once per year
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    Customer review by shjones

    5.0 stars by shjones

    Like most of the reviews here, I was impressed with the final results of 3M's kit. It does take a while to do but it is well worth the effort. You will see lots of yellowed or frosted headlights on cars these days. I really got sick of mine and how dim they were. I wish I had done this a long time ago. It is a huge savings over replacing the lens. They are like new now and I'm pleased with the additional lighting I get out of them. My restoration was on a 96 Grand Caravan. The plastic lenses on cars really need this restoration process after 10+ years of sun and abrasion. My only criticism, (and it is no doubt in vain), is that they could easily give you more sanding media or enough to do more than a pair of headlights but they don't. If you are careful, you can probably do 4 headlights with the materials in the kit that they give you, (Depending on how bad the lenses are). I do think 3M has developed state of the art sanding and polishing media.

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    Smithfield, UT
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Once per year
    VALUE for the money

    Customer review by mporto

    5.0 stars by mporto

    I got this product with a free $20 egiftcard I was sent for purchasing another product. Since I recently bought a new car, I thought I'd try this out. Reviews across the web give it a mostly positive rating. I have to say that I agree. It will not make your headlights look brand new, but if you do it right, the clarity that results is very good. If you wax the lenses after treatment, it's even better. TIPS: -When it says "extra sanding at this step will improve final clarity" put in the extra time to do it right. It makes a noticeable difference -Be sure to mask off the surrounding bodywork. An accidental graze will sand through the paint on your car. This may require extra masking tape (you will want to cover 2-3 inches of paint surrounding the headlight). EACH STEP COUNTS. WARNING: this is a sanding-based polishing system. After the first step you may be alarmed at the results, but press on, the end results are quite good.

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    Lee's Summit, MO
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Usage:Once per year
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    by an anonymous customer 10/1/2010
    • I just purchased an 07 Eclipse that had one cloudy lens, and this kit made the lens look like new. I have a couple of deep scratches about 1/4 of an inch long that were too deep to sand out, but they are hardly noticeable. All the cloudiness in the lens is gone and it looks sweet.
      by Raptozilla11/29/2014
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    • If the scratches are light, yes it will. You will just need to polish them with the 500 grit media longer until you can't see the scratches anymore. Clean the sanding media with a blast of compressed air if you have a lot to do. I think you'll be pleased with the kit's performance. Just carefully follow the instructions and be patient. It'll be worth your effort.
      by shjones7/19/2012
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    • yes
      by thebigrossman1/19/2011
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    • absolutely
      by dozer92221/10/2011
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    • Absolutely. I had the same appearance on my wife's Honda Civic (6 years of wear and tear).
      by OjedaLive1/10/2011
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    • Yes. It may take a little longer sanding with the first 500 grit wheel, but it got rid of all the scratches I had.
      by EngrProf7/19/2012
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    • All it requires is patience and diligence. You'll be amazed at the result.
      by rabbilen12/10/2010
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    • It should mine were pretty bad and it worked. Also, it is Wal-Mart if it does not work; return it. They have great customer service and return policies.
      by PhysicsDad7/7/2012
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    • If the scratches are not deep, they will take care of the scratches. You actually sand down the lens which causes fine scratches. With each pad the scratches become finer until it because mostly clear (has a little haze). Then you polish it and it's crystal clear. Just take your time and don't push down hard.
      by MowgliTheSwimmer11/29/2010
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    • yes it will! it has some sanding pads that you will use to get the fogging, yellowing and scratches out before you polish the lens
      by boagieman10/26/2010
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    by IslandsOfAdventure 7/26/2011
    • 2 vehicles
      by cado1511/22/2014
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    • I used a cordless drill on mine and just got the first headlight done with the kit. Ran out of the first sanding discs. My cordless drill was supposed to run at 1400rpm on high, but in hindsight I would say it doesnt' run that fast. I only got that one headlight done with the kit. I bought another kit, and another CORDED drill that does run at 1400rpm, and that second headlight went so much faster and easier. Amazing results. Really. Just make sure you have the correct tools and the time and patience to do it right. Others have reported that they do more than one car with one kit, so I'm assuming they had the right drill for the job.
      by ferret13sj6/27/2013
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    • If you do not use more than one pad per headlight, you can do two cars or four headlights.
      by norbertk1/22/2015
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    • I used it on the 2 headlights on my 97 Ford 350 super duty, but that used up the sanding pads and the rubbing compound.
      by JIM109877/16/2012
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    • Realistically only a pair of headlights. If you were just trying to do a quick cleanup of the lenses you could probably do 2 pairs.
      by Z28ragtop1/26/2012
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    • I was able to do a set of double full size Chevy Pickup lights and single Mazda Protege headlights.
      by gforce738/27/2011
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    • one set
      by ITCM8/25/2011
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    • I would say it depends on severity of the dullness of your headlights. My headlights were very dull and I used most of the sanding pads. I believe I have 1 left of each grade so I could probably do one more really dull headlight or 2 headlights that have minor dullness.
      by Chikluvit11/22/2014
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    • I did two '97 Buick sedan lights. FOr more than that, you may need more sanding pads and polish.
      by fotolearner8/8/2011
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    • Depends on how bad they are. I dd 2 and have enough left for 2 more probably. For $15 bucks though its still cheap and it works great even if you only get 2 lights out of it.
      by Lavapit8/8/2011
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    My headlights look frosted over even though they should be clear. When you wet them they look clear but when they dry they go back to a dingy frosty fogged look and you can't see anything. Will this help or is the problem on the inside? Tried a cheap $6 kit and it did nothing to help.
    by an anonymous customer 9/16/2011
    • Yes -- mine were in the same condition and they are now crystal-clear. The product is amazing and well worth the price.
      by MrBoats11/30/2014
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    • Yes, it will even correct any problem from the kit you used prior (if any) and completely remove the foggy, dingy look of the oxidized plastic. Don't rush through it, let the drill do the work (don't apply too much pressure) and keep the surface lubricated with water and your headlights will look as close to new as you could want when they are polished out.
      by An anonymous customer11/30/2014
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    • This kit is made to restore the outside of your headlight. Usually the frosting is on the outside of the lens because of the weather elements. If the frosting is on the outside it will make them clear and look almost brand new.
      by XtremeBowHunter2/19/2012
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    • Follow the directions and they will look good s new. Mine were pretty foggy and now they are clear as glass.
      by RazorJim2/8/2012
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    • You will be amazed what this will do for your frosted headlights!
      by TheFlyingHillBilly2/2/2012
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    • I believe that it will. If the lenses feel rough it is probably the outside that is the problem. This will smooth and polish them, and they will be clearer. I used it on some very yellowed and rough lenses and it did great.
      by rmphoto1/18/2012
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    • This product only works on the surface.
      by Raskolnik2/6/2012
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    • My headlights looked like what you are describing; patchy frosted places on the headlight lens that seemed to go away when wet. The kit restored the lens to a clear, like-new condition. Definitely would recommend this product.
      by johnatwm11/30/2014
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    • Yes this will help, a LOT. Just follow the instructions!
      by snatch10111/1/2011
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    • Mine were the same. This worked.
      by mdh8b10/1/2011
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