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Default Headlight Lens Restoration Kit

3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System




Plastic lenses can yellow with age, reducing headlight brightness, and new lenses can be expensive. The 3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System lets you shine and restore plastic lenses, including headlights, taillights, fog and directional lights. Now you can produce professional results with the 3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System and a household drill (1200-1600 rpm).

GOOGLE 3M™ Headlight Lens Restoration System for different sellers online.

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You can save money and use 600 wet or dry paper, a terry cloth and plastic polish. This will take some elbow grease but great results. No need for expensive kits.

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You can save money and use 600 wet or dry paper, a terry cloth and plastic polish. This will take some elbow grease but great results. No need for expensive kits.

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Then hit it with plastic prep (have some but forgot the name) and finally spray with clear coat. Will last as long as clear coat does on paint.
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I have also used just toothpaste and a cotton cloth to do the same job by hand on my ATV headlights and a couple of my friends cars headlights.
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Great tips guys...........

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I have used Mothers Metal polish with some success........

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I'm going to add that I have done a number of headlights using the following:

1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper
2000 grit wet dry/sandpaper
Meguiars polish
pump spray water bottle
orbital polisher

Wet the headlight down thoroughly and sand with 1000 grit. Constantly spray water on the lens. Keep water on the lens!

Then repeat using the 2000 grit. Constantly spray with water. Keep water on the lens!

Wash with soapy water.

Polish with the Mequiars polish thoroughly. Then wipe off with microfiber cloth. They will look new!
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