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Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger

Part No. 101 Warranty Details  
Product Features:
  • Permanent headlight restoration product
  • Quick, simple process requires no tools
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Compatible Headlight Materials:Plastic
Drill Required:No
Polishing Compound Included:Yes
Polishing Wheel Included:No
Post-Polishing Sealer Included:Yes
Quantity Of Headlights Serviced Per Kit:2

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Crystal ViewHeadlight Restorer/Defogger
 
4.2

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Effectively removes dirt & grime (38)
  • Safe to use (31)
  • Protects finish (30)

Cons

  • Messy (7)
  • Leaves streaks (5)
  • Doesn't work (4)

Best Uses

  • Anywhere-anytime (25)
  • Intensive detailing (14)
  • Extreme weather (7)
  • Coastal elements (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Car owner (42), Auto enthusiast (9), Casual driver (8), Motorcycle owner (5), Professional (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crystal View is Amazing!

I used this product on my 01 Acura. my headlights were very fogged and this product cleared them right up! Very pleased and was easy to use even for me,a 19 year old...Read complete review

I used this product on my 01 Acura. my headlights were very fogged and this product cleared them right up! Very pleased and was easy to use even for me,a 19 year old female.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay but wouldn't choose again

Just used on my 2000 Neon which had moderately heavy fogging. I would estimate the results are about 70% "like-new", which is acceptable for a cheap quick fix- I was skeptical...Read complete review

Just used on my 2000 Neon which had moderately heavy fogging. I would estimate the results are about 70% "like-new", which is acceptable for a cheap quick fix- I was skeptical and didn't expect miracles anyway. Only problem is, the product isn't any cheaper than other diy methods and I spent over 2 hours resanding and reapplying to get even minimally acceptable results. I'll go with the 3M system next time.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good stuff

By 

from jersey shore pa.

About Me Mechanic

See all my reviews

Helpful Reviewer

Pros

  • Protects Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere-Anytime

    Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

    has a permenent seal thats dries with a new appearence

    (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I can see the bulbs now!

    By 

    from Roanoke, Virginia.

    About Me Casual Driver, Try To Do It Myself

    Pros

    • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
    • Will Pass Inspection

    Cons

    • Can Be A Little Messy

    Best Uses

    • Headlights And Fog Lights

    Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

    Have a 2003 and over the years the headlights have hazed over. tried a couple of products that claim to do what this product does, but this product does it! When got to the step and wiped the lens with the 2nd liquid was blown away, I could see the bulbs and the lens was like brand new. No drill, no worry about ruining and scratching an expensive head light. Sat back and looked at the before and after, like night and day. This is well worth a try and am very pleased.

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    just what i was looking for

    By 

    from connecticut

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

        was looking for something easy to use and effective. this product made my headlights look new and it didnt take long to apply and instructions were easy to understand.

        (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Works - No Lifetime warranty!

        By 

        from Jacksonville FL

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Cleaned Well
        • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
        • Like New When Done

        Cons

        • Involved Process
        • Must Follow Directions
        • No Lifetime Warranty

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

          You must read the directions and follow to have a good outcome. This product works and will last for about a year. Do not expect a Lifetime Warranty, when contacting the company there was no response! I felt deceived! I will not buy again and
          will try another product, there are plenty others out there.

          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          No lifetime warranty

          By 

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Manufacturer Ignores Emai
          • No Warranty
          • Only Lasted Two Years

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

            The packaging clearly says that this is a lifetime fix, but reviews everywhere say that it lasts two years or less. After about 2 years, my headlights were fogged again. Don't waste your money buying an expensive product looking for a lifetime fix. Buy a cheaper one which will work just as well.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            80% improvement with first use

            By 

            from Bensalem, PA 19020

            About Me 54 Yr Old Female, Casual Driver

            Pros

            • Budget Friendly
            • Easy To Use
            • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
            • Good Amount Of Product
            • Good Directions
            • Protects Finish
            • Safe To Use

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Better Night Vision
            • Instead Of New Headlights

            Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

            I'm a 54 yr old Mom. This was my first time using any headlight product on my son's 2001 Grand Prix. I drive his car once a week while he is away at college and was finding it difficult to see the road at night due to the clouded lenses. I researched alot of products online and in stores before I settled on Crystal View. I chose it because of the low price and promised ease of use. And guess what? It WORKED!. It was about an 80% improvement, and I'm quite sure it would have been an even greater improvement if I had put just alittle bit more elbow grease into it. As it was, I only wet sanded about 2-3 mins and probably not as effectively as I should have. The product does not correct any pitting underneath the cloudiness (which of course will suddenly becomes visible), but from a distance of about 6 feet the headlights look DO look new. I'm happy! My one tip is to definitely turn your headlight on, as mentioned in the instructions, if you are working in cold weather. Thanks for saving me hundreds of dollars for new headlights!

            (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worked as advertised

            By 

            from Holiday, FL

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coastal Elements
              • Extreme Weather
              • Intensive Detailing

              Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

              The product works as advertised though after one week I see a small amount of degradation. Hopefully it will not progress and the product will continue to its advertised job. It does a great job of clearing the lenses and I'm very happy with the results so far.

              (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              most amazing thing i ever bought

              By 

              from Hoosick Falls, New York

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

                  This product worked way better then i would of ever thought. Didnt know that you could shine plastic like that.When you use this product you not only need to follow the direction ,but some comin sense as well. you really need to pay attention to the color change of light as you sand especially with the very first 500 grit sand paper and the drill rpms. mine was a standard drill rpms fell right in between the recameneded rpms. the color change is hard to explain, but if you really look as your sandind you can se the bad spots and the not so bad spots murge into one color of a milky white. When you see this if you do and you get the same milky color over the hole light you should be good to go. I sended up and down keeping the sand paper clean by stopping the drill and brushing off the sand paper when it seemed to be plugged. A nd mack sure in between each step of sandind wipe off light with clean rag. Then I went back and forth doing each 2 times. I only used one piece of each off the sand paper and lights came out perfect 98% clear.After you get the first sanding done the rest is cake. Do the same steps on all the rest of the steps and your lights should come with a mirror finish. Make sure on the step of sanding that you use a spray bottle on the foam pad spray the pad and the light keep really wet and wipe of light in bewtween going up and down sop wipe light and rewet and side to side and rewet this really important.If you do this up to this point when you get to the compound buffing doin the same steps as you did sanding. Put compound on the buffer then smear it on the light all around before you turn on drill like your waxing, keeps the compound from flying everywhere. Wipe compound off light in between going up and down and side to side applying quarter sized amounts of compound to buffer each time. I still have enough compound left to do 2 or 3 more sets of lights. After your done and you have wiped the lights off clean put a couple of coats of wax on the lights. I used turtle wax keeps the weather off lights but any good named wax should work fine. I have of before and after.

                  (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  It's ok but a lot of hard work

                  By 

                  from Dulles, VA

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Leaves Streaks
                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Intensive Detailing

                  Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

                  Make sure that you follow instructions exactly as it says, or your whole Headlight restoring project will be ruined. Fluid to clean the headlight drops faster than water, so when you try to open the packet, make sure it is on the headlight so you don't lose any of it and have the sand paper in hand to rub it right away OR you will waste the fluid and you don't have much left.

                  (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  95% Pleased

                  By 

                  from Wasahington DC

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger:

                      95% pleased with product results-5 stars. Read and follow instructions exactly are very important!! I didn't the first time, cleaning the gel off with a damp rag which produced a smeared and hazed lamp. Fortunately, I had enough product to go back and rework. This time I followed the instructions exactly. Two times through of sanding and polishing, then sealing worked very nicely. I did one headlamp on a 12 year old vehicle and it went from about 40% clear to 95% clear. I did another headlamp on a 7 year old vehicle that was hazing in the center and it too was 95% clear---not like new but now both of my vehicles should pass inspections.

                      BTW---I ordered the Sylvania kit and despite the fact that AdvAuto said it was in stock, when went to pick up at store, they were out of it. I was originally disappointed but decided to try CV product because the salesman recommended it. I would too.

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                      • Q:

                        i need the instructions
                        Asked on 11/13/2012 by gary from lake elsinore

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          When you purchase this Crystal View Headlight Restorer/Defogger (Part No. 101) should include the directions to use, polishing creme, sealer. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 11/14/2012 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I TRYED IT ON MY 1997 BUICK CENTURY AND I THINK IT MADE IT WORSE! DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT SOME HEADLIGHTS ARE BEYOND RESTERATION?
                        Asked on 6/10/2012 by Anonymous from naugatuck ct. 06770

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          In order to best answer your question, we will need more information from you regarding your project. You can call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you further.

                          Answered on 6/13/2012 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        what did the person mean when they said to watch the dvd first, does this product come w/ a dvd or is it purchased seperately? thanks
                        Asked on 4/11/2010 by Connie the bride-to-be from yardley, pa

                        3 answers

                        • A:

                          No it does not. There is a video online apparently of them showing you how to do it. But the instructions are very simple and detailed. I have done two vehicles so far and it works amazing! The sealant coating IS more difficult to get on well, so a video could possibly help for that.

                          Answered on 4/18/2010 by Brad from Carbondale, IL
                        • A:

                          On the company's website there is a video showing how to use the product. It was usefull.

                          Answered on 5/31/2010 by Frankie from NJ
                        • A:

                          Watch video on line at product web site.

                          Answered on 11/3/2010 by aero fix from palm harbor FL
                      • Q:

                        How many headlights with the kit do?
                        Asked on 1/22/2010 by Anonymous

                        2 answers

                        • A:

                          2 and really two only if you want to make them crystal clear.

                          Answered on 1/28/2010 by Gramps 62 Studebaker from Tampa, FL
                        • A:

                          Two

                          Answered on 11/3/2010 by aero fix from Palm Harbor FL
                      • Q:

                        I would like to know how many headlights will this one kit do? Thanks
                        Asked on 1/22/2010 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • VERIFIED BUYER

                          A:

                          My friend got 4 headlights done with his kit. Two were on a Mustang, the other two were on a Taurus. I would recommend you not try to stretch the kit's materials to do more than a pair of headlights. If you have materials left-that is a bonus!

                          Answered on 2/7/2010 by The Parts Man from Panama City, FL
                      • Q:

                        HOW MANNY LIGHTS WILL THIS KIT DO?
                        Asked on 1/6/2010 by Anonymous from Pinson AL

                        1 answer

                        • A:

                          One $17.99 kit will do two headlights. There are separate sandpaper, buffing cloths, and rubbing compounds for each light.

                          Answered on 1/9/2010 by Christopher the Computer Guy from Newark, OH
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