Headlight Restoration Kit
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3M Headlight Restoration Kit

Part No. 39084 Warranty  
A five step process that restores the clarity of yellowed, hazy, or dull headlight lenses. Kit contains sanding discs and polishing pad with compound. No tools required.

Product Features:
  • No power tools needed
  • Restores cloudy and dull lenses
  • Can be used on trailers, snowmobiles, emergency vehicle light bars, plastic motorcycle light and other plastic lenses
  • Helps improve nighttime visibility and appearance of vehicle
  • Contains 6 sanding discs, 4 finishing discs, 2 refining disc, 2-1 oz rubbing compound, and 1 foam pad
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Compatible Headlight Material(s):Plastic
Drill Required:No
Kit Contents:6 sanding discs, 4 finishing discs, 2 refining dis
Polishing Compound Included:Yes
Polishing Kit Type:Headlight
Polishing Wheel Included:Yes
Quantity Of Headlights Serviced Per Kit:2

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3MHeadlight Restoration Kit
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Effectively removes dirt & grime (16)
  • Safe to use (16)
  • Protects finish (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Intensive detailing (8)
    • Anywhere-anytime (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (20), Auto enthusiast (12), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    in a word..WOW

    after years of trying alllllll the "tricks" i could find..i stummbled on this product so i gave it a shot. cant discribe how awesome this stuff is. this stuff...Read complete review

    after years of trying alllllll the "tricks" i could find..i stummbled on this product so i gave it a shot. cant discribe how awesome this stuff is. this stuff made my 14 year old headlight lenses look brand new. truely amazed. new lenses are 200 bucks..each. this stuff..14 bucks. if ever needed i Will buy this again. dont spend more than you have to, this stuff WORKS GREAT. Buy This Product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Less than the Best

    Used this on my 13 year old Integra and only got my drivers side lights clear. Nothing breathtaking, but I was satisfied with the results and they've faded very little in the year since...Read complete review

    Used this on my 13 year old Integra and only got my drivers side lights clear. Nothing breathtaking, but I was satisfied with the results and they've faded very little in the year since I did the work. However, my passenger side, still remained hazy and yellow. I was not impressed, and I know it was not my fault, as I invested an hour+ on each side, scrubing until my forearm muscle would not allow me to move anymore. This year, I purchased a different kit, which produced much better results, in far less time, with less effort. And there was even enough material in this years kit to give to my parents and clean their headlights. I'm sure 3m is still a great brand, but if you're lights are anything more than mildly faded, I would consider spending the extra cash for a higher quality product.

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    5.0

    Buy It.

    By skee

    from newton, nc

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

        I've had foggy headlights on my 2000 ford taurus for quite some time. Today I spent an hour using this product on the original headlights. Headlights look practically new. SIMPLE KIT, SIMPLE WORK, FANTASTIC RESULTS! Couldn't be happier.

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        4.0

        It realy works

        By intrepid dude 2002

        from somerset ky

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Level 1

        Pros

        • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
        • Protects Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Intensive Detailing

          Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

          Works great for back to orignal clarity tried many liquid compounds nothing has worked like this product a little more work but results are worth it.

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          4.0

          Great Results

          By Buick enthusiast

          from Iowa

          About Me High mileage driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 1

          Pros

          • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Warm Day

          Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

          The product came with good directions and sufficient product content to perform the job.

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          5.0

          Product works great!

          By Fanny

          from Georgetown, Kentucky

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
          • Improves Visability

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Repair Old Headlights

          Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

          My headlights were terrible - problems with night vision. I used this kit as directed and my headlights look like new! Definitely worth the price.

          If you can read and follow directions - this is a repair you can do for yourself. I just wished I'd used it sooner.

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          2.0

          Less than the Best

          By johnny bravo

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Ask me a question

          Level 3

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

                Used this on my 13 year old Integra and only got my drivers side lights clear. Nothing breathtaking, but I was satisfied with the results and they've faded very little in the year since I did the work. However, my passenger side, still remained hazy and yellow. I was not impressed, and I know it was not my fault, as I invested an hour+ on each side, scrubing until my forearm muscle would not allow me to move anymore. This year, I purchased a different kit, which produced much better results, in far less time, with less effort. And there was even enough material in this years kit to give to my parents and clean their headlights. I'm sure 3m is still a great brand, but if you're lights are anything more than mildly faded, I would consider spending the extra cash for a higher quality product.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Highly recommend this product

                By Sandra

                from New Portland, Maine

                About Me Casual Driver

                Pros

                • Amazing Results
                • Easy To Use
                • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                • Protects Finish
                • Safe To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere-Anytime
                  • Coastal Elements
                  • Extreme Weather
                  • Intensive Detailing

                  Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

                  totally amazing results...looks like new..took roughly around 5 hours to complete the job using a power drill..take your time doing this..results will be worth it..and I am a woman..I did my husbands headlights after driving his Jeep and I could not see a thing after dark..AMAZING

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                  5.0

                  I recommond this product

                  By Roger

                  from north bergen, NJ

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                  • Protects Finish
                  • Safe To Use

                  Cons

                  • Time consuming

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere-Anytime

                  Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

                  happy with product

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                  5.0

                  worked great

                  By chickenbone

                  from north carolina

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

                      works as advertised just follow directions

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                      5.0

                      3M Headlight Restoration Kit

                      By John

                      from GA

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 1

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Intensive Detailing

                        Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

                        Great product easy to apply. Be patient with application process, tape your car well and you will love the results.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        seriously disappointed

                        By just retired

                        from Goose Creek, SC

                        About Me Casual Driver, Do It Yourself Female

                        Verified Buyer
                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Pros

                        • Not Even Happy

                        Cons

                        • Did Not Work
                        • Ineffective
                        • Leaves Streaks
                        • Make The Situation Worse
                        • Messy

                        Best Uses

                        • No Recommendations

                        Comments about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit:

                        This was nothing like I expected. I followed the directions and even repeated them in a vain attempt to find improvement but all for naught. The product actually scratched my headlights and made them look worse. They were not that bad to begin with and I was only looking to make them more like when I bought the car new. But, lo and behold, it made them worse and now I would like to get a refund for this crummy product. However, I've been too bust to get back with Advance that I am past my return date so I think I am stuck. Oh, well.

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                        • Q:

                          Three questions - 1) how long does the whole process last for each headlight (approx)? 2) how long will the new finish last (approx)? and 3) if it gets dull again, could the same product be used to restore what was previously restored? Thanks.
                          Asked on 1/4/2014 by SonzTwin from Central FL

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi SonzTwin, good question! This will be dependent on many factors that vary greatly including; environment, altitude, lens material, lens design, surface coating, indoor or outdoor storage, and exposure to harsh car wash chemicals. We have seen headlights begin to oxidize as early as 10 months up to 2 or more years depending on the environment. This is a difficult question to answer accurately. The refinished lenses will likely yellow sooner than an equivalent OEM or aftermarket lens. However, in order to restore clarity to the lens, the degraded UV coating must be removed. The UV resistance will vary on refinished lenses based on environment, lens composition, and many other factors. Therefore it is difficult to estimate how much sooner a lens will yellow when compared to an OEM or aftermarket replacement lens. A lens can be refinished several times using the 3M Refinishing System. Most lenses are made of polycarbonate material that is 1/8” to a ¼” thick. We are only removing a small fraction, less than 1/32” in most cases, from the overall lens thickness.

                            Answered on 1/8/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          wondering if this can be used in any weather, or if it has to be a minimum temperature? It is currently hovering around ZERO degrees ... looks like mainly sanding .. concerned about the polising part ..
                          Asked on 1/3/2014 by Brian from Wisconsin

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Brian, great question! Yes, this headlight restoration kit can be used in any weather.

                            Answered on 1/6/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          If my headlights are not that bad, slightly dull, do I have to follow all the steps? Can I skip some of the sanding steps?
                          Asked on 10/5/2013 by sly from Buffalo, NY

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi SLY, with reference to the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit (Part No. 39084), i would suggest you to follow all the steps to get good results. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 10/7/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Want some information on how to use it.
                          Asked on 3/30/2012 by Anonymous from Lawton, mi

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Instructions to use the restoration kit

                            Mask painted area around the headlight to be restored using 3M masking tape.
                            Place back-up pad from the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System in the drill. Put the soft interface pad on the back up pad, then sand surface of the plastic headlight with the gold, white and gray sandpaper discs.
                            Remove the gray sandpaper disc and replace it with the orange polishing pad. Place a dime size amount of the lens polish on the surface of the pad. Wipe the compound over the surface of the lens. Using the drill, polish the surface of the plastic lens to a restored finish.
                            Using water and a 3M Microfiber Detail Cloth, wash the surface of the headlight and any surrounding area that might have been splashed with the lens polish.
                            Clean and polish the area surrounding the headlight with 3M One Step Cleaner Wax to restore luster and shine

                            Answered on 4/2/2012 by Steve from AAP
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