Best Headlight Restoration Kit Reviews 2017

If you are looking to clean up and restore the headlights on your vehicle, then there are a few good restoration kits around, to help with that task. It is still a bit of work to get them looking their best, but at least these kits give you the right tools, to get the job done.

These are good for getting rid of minor scratches, and also to get rid of that dull and cloudy look. The only alternative to that is to replace the headlights, which can be expensive. In many older vehicles, there may simply be no replacements available.

Even if you can pick some up, chances are they will still need some attention anyway.​

So in this​ article, we look at cleaning ans restoring the actual headlight lenses. The chrome if you have any can be restored by washing in soapy water, and then using a good chrome cleaner.

There are a  few of these lens restoration kits on the market, so we have created a top 5 list, where we have prioritised them by actual user and buyer rating.​ The better the rating, the higher we have placed it on the list.

Top 5 Buyer Rated Headlight Restoration Kits

Please find these kits listed below. If you click on the product name, you can go to Amazon, where you can read other buyer reviews. If you prefer we have done summary reviews, of each kit underneath the table.

We have used the average market price as an indicator only. Please note that they change regularly, so always check if you decide to purchase.​

After considerable research, we found that these were the best 5 on the market. Below we have done a more detailed review on each one.

No 1 Kit - SYLVANIA Headlight Restoration Kit Review

no 1 rated Headlight Restoration Kit
  • Removes haze and corrosion from headlight lenses
  • Three easy steps that will provide long lasting UV protection
  • Lifetime warranty--performance is guaranteed for as long as you own your car
  • The kit includes a surface activator, a clarifying compound, a UV Block Clear Coat, Premium Sandpaper (400, 1000 & 2000 grit), 2 applicator cloths, a lint free UV Clear Coat applicator cloth and a vinyl glove.
  • Takes a couple of hours work and effort

Typical Buyer Comment

I am amazed how clear the headlights on my 10 year old Honda look after using it. A co-worker said they looked nearly brand new!

Rating Break down by Percentage

77 %
5 STARS
12 %
4 STARS
4 %
3 STARS
3 %
2 STARS
4 %
1 STAR

No 2 Kit - 3M 39165 Headlight Restoration Kit (Heavy Duty Drill) Review

no 2 rated headlight restoration kit
  • This can be used on headlights, taillights, fog, and directional lights
  • Restores cloudy and dull lenses
  • Kit contains sanding discs and polishing pad with compound
  • These discs can be used with a drill
  • Includes a drill backing plate, 4 x P800 grit white abrasive discs, 6 x P500 grit yellow discs, a foam disc, a foam compounding pad,a headlight lens polish and masking tape.

Typical Buyer Comment

Very rarely will I write a review but WOW!... This kit may be a little more work than some others but you get out what you put in!

Rating Break down by Percentage

78 %
5 STARS
12 %
4 STARS
4 %
3 STARS
2 %
2 STARS
4 %
1 STAR

No 3 Kit - 3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System 2-pack Review

no 3 rated headlight restoration kit
  • This kit will restore two headlight lenses
  • 3 step process requires about an hour to get rid of scratches and restore dull and cloudy lenses
  • Polishing compound to restore hazy and dull headlights
  • Includes a drill backing plate, 4 x P800 grit white abrasive discs, 6 x P500 grit yellow discs, a foam disc, a foam compounding pad and a headlight lens polish

Typical Buyer Comment

This product does an amazing job! i highly recommend this kit that you use a drill for over doing it by hand. the whole process was quick and easy!

Rating Break down by Percentage

74 %
5 STARS
14 %
4 STARS
5 %
3 STARS
3 %
2 STARS
4 %
1 STAR

No 4 Kit - Meguiar's G3000 Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit Review

no 3 rated headlight restoration kit
  • Restores clarity to severely neglected, oxidized, yellowed, and scratched headlights
  • Includes a wool pad that attaches to a standard corded drill for a faster cut, truer clarity.
  • Kit comes with Easy Buff Sanding Pad and Finishing Discs (1,000 and 3,000 grit), a 4 oz.bottle of Plast-X Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish, Drill-operated Easy Buff wool pad, a 4 oz.bottle of Headlight Protectant, and a high quality Microfiber Towel

Typical Buyer Comment

I saw this product featured on my local news and they went from step 1 to step 2 and it blew my mind I had to see if it was that easy.

Rating Break down by Percentage

70 %
5 STARS
15 %
4 STARS
7 %
3 STARS
3 %
2 STARS
5 %
1 STAR

No 5 Kit - Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit Review

no 5 rated headlight restoration kit
  • Can be used on all lenses, plexiglass and plastic surfaces
  • Restores cloudy and dull lenses
  • 3 multi-stage wet restoration pads focus on deeper discoloration and scratches to restore the lens
  • Kit includes: 3 restoration pads of various grits from 2400 to 8000 grit, Spray Lubricant (4 oz.), Lens Clarifying Compound (4 oz.) and Lens Sealing Wipe (4"x4")

Typical Buyer Comment

I thought I'd try this stuff out, and was pretty happy with the results for a while. It was easy to apply and took only about 20 minutes. However, the clarity of my lenses didn't last very long.

Rating Break down by Percentage

54 %
5 STARS
18 %
4 STARS
10 %
3 STARS
8 %
2 STARS
10 %
1 STAR

How To Use Headlight Lens Restoration Kits

The principle of all these kits is pretty much the same, when it comes to using them. Rather than have a lot of words to explain the process, have a look at the video below.

In this case the guy used the Meguiar's kit, but this process works with any of the kits shown above. One important thing is to tape the area of the car around the headlight, to prevent that paintwork or chrome getting damaged.

After that it really does come down to the amount of effort that you put into your sanding. The more you so, the better the results will be. Using a drill is of course a lot faster, and a lot less work than doing this sanding by hand.​

Enda
 

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