Headlight Lens Restoration System
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3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

Part No. 39008 Warranty Details  
$24.49
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Four step process that restores the clarity of yellowed, hazed, or dull headlight lenses. Kit contains sanding discs and polishing pad with compound. For use with a drill.

Product Features:
  • For use on headlights, taillights, fog, and directional lights
  • Kit contains sanding discs and polishing pad with compound
  • For use with a drill
  • Saves $100s versus purchasing a new headlight
  • Improves the appearance of a car - with "like new" headlights
  • Simple, four, step process
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Compatible Headlight Materials:Plastic
Drill Required:Yes
Polishing Kit Type:Headlight
Quantity Of Headlights Serviced Per Kit:2

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3MHeadlight Lens Restoration System
 
4.6

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (113)
  • Effective (79)
  • Effectively removes dirt & grime (29)
  • Well built / quality (29)
  • Safe to use (24)

Cons

  • Messy (6)
  • Hard to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Intensive detailing (18)
  • Anywhere-anytime (11)
  • Coastal elements (4)
  • Extreme weather (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (47), Car owner (45), Midrange shopper (33), High-end shopper (9), Motorcycle owner (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (97)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Good Product but TAKE YOUR TIME!

I have spent too much money on "gimmick" products that promised "wipe on and wipe off and it will look like new." Nothing worked. You can see by the...Read complete review

I have spent too much money on "gimmick" products that promised "wipe on and wipe off and it will look like new." Nothing worked. You can see by the pictures I attached, my 2003 Jeep Cherokee headlights were in horrible shape. After doing some research, I found this 3M product online which had nothing but great reviews. Decided to give it a try and it worked GREAT. I have never tried a product like this.

Here are some key points that you should follow for results like mine.
Just so you know, the sanding disk attach by Velcro onto the wheel. Take the grey 3000 grit disk off first (it comes attached in the package).

1. Allow about 60 to 90 minutes
2. Take your time!
3. Keep the sanding disks clean by using a toothbrush every 2 to 3 minutes
4. Wipe the headlight every 2 to 3 minutes with a cloth.
5. Keep at it with each step. Extra sanding during the 1st 3 steps will get you better results.
6. Did I mention take your time?

I am posting this same review on 3M's website. I never write reviews but this time, I just had to.
This product really worked!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not total satisfatory

This is not easy to use, need to handle it with extreme care.
It does remove the yellowed cover on my headlight, but after the treatment, the headlight is not as...Read complete review

This is not easy to use, need to handle it with extreme care.
It does remove the yellowed cover on my headlight, but after the treatment, the headlight is not as polished as it advertised.

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5.0

I will definitely recommend

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

Excellent results. I did 4 headlights and still have for more

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this product again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

Work like a champ very satisfied

 
5.0

Quality Product Easy To Use

By 

from Smyrna, Ga

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

For starters, outstanding customer service. Recommended by store employee who also gave me practical tips for its use. Easy to follow instructions are provided. I recommend using a corded drill. I only had a cordless drill with two batteries I rotated between repairing and charging. I estimate that more than doubled the time required to complete the job. Pleased with the results! I've added a before and after image from my 2007 Acura TSX.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Worked Great

By 

from FL

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

Easy to use, did not take long to complete, and had great results. The light had not been cleaned since at least 2004, maybe longer (it is a 2001 model).

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Better than paying a shop $100!

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

This kit is perfect. Take you time and your lights will turn out like new.

 
5.0

Excellent product

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

I've used this product before and it's great. The only way I've been successful in polishing plastic headlights is with a drill and the proper abrasives, in a step-by-step process.

 
5.0

Work sx great

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

These kits clean up my tailight lenses perfectly. Looks new again

 
5.0

I would buy it again.

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

Easy to use, lenses came out great.

 
5.0

Awesome product

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

Great kit and great product. If your headlights are super yellow and really bad, pick up a pack of 400 grit sandpaper and get as much off as you can before starting the kit. Otherwise youre gonna end up buying two kits. Full disclosure, this will work fine by itself most of the time, my headlights were really really really really bad thus requiring the 400 grit before.

 
5.0

I will recommend this product

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System:

Worked great. It take time and skill. Lens came out great

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15 Questions | 26 Answers
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  • Q:

    Would I need any plast X polish after i use this product
    Asked on 3/14/2013 by LLUMAR2004

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No, you will not need any plast X polish after you use this 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System - part# 39008. It takes just a few steps to restore a pair of cloudy, foggy headlights with the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System. Start with washing the lens with soap and water, tape the outer area and start sanding to remove any defects. Then polish the lens with the compound and finish it off by wiping with a towel. 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 3/15/2013 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    How does this product differ from the 3M Headlight Lens Renewal Kit? Also, at what temperatures can you apply this?
    Asked on 12/29/2012 by RB

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The basic difference between the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System - Part No. 39008 and the 3M Lens Renewal Kit, 39014 - Part No. 39014 is only the process. The former involves 5 steps of masking, sandpaper polishing, soft polishing, water washing and cleaning/polishing. The latter needs only 4 steps of masking, sanding, polishing and cleaning. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
  • Q:

    Will a 1000 rpm drill be adequete ? I believe 1200 rpm is recommended.
    Asked on 7/27/2012 by BB from Jenison, Mi.

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      This 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System(Part No. 39008) Kit includes sanding discs and polishing pad with compound; meant for use with a household drill (sold separately). 1200-1600 rpm is recommended. 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 7/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    If I put 3M protective film on the lens following cleaning will the repair be permanent? If I spray clear coat (automotive paint finish) on the lens following repair will the repair be permanent?
    Asked on 6/1/2012 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No, I am sorry. This 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System (Part No. 39008) is not a permanent fix for a headlight restoration. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 6/2/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
    • A:

      Since "John the Car-Doc" can't read... If you want the restoration to last you will need to put some kind of protective coating on the lenses. Automotive clear coat should work very well, and last even longer if you regularly wax the lenses with a quality UV protective wax also.

      Answered on 8/6/2012 by Nickname from Location
  • Q:

    does this product remove scaley oxidation
    Asked on 8/29/2011 by chuck from broken arrow, OK

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, this should work fine on your application.

      Answered on 8/30/2011 by Vincent from AAP
    • A:

      If used correctly, dry sand the 500 grit on the lens, clean, and repeat 2 more times, and do the same 3 times with 800 and 3000 grit sanding discs, then follow with the compound 3 times, you will get the clear lens as advertised. I do recommend following the compound with a glaze, and 3m ultra finishing paste all with the same orange pad. I also use a good sealant after completed just to keep the lens cleaner longer. This process will give you crystal clear lens that look brand new. NOT EXAGGERATING HERE. I clean headlights for a living and use this product on a regular basis. Of course I buy each different product in bulk, but the same products.

      Answered on 11/20/2011 by DAN THE WASH MAN from HOUSTON, TX
  • Q:

    potective coating included to help avoid future damage ?
    Asked on 5/28/2011 by Anonymous

    2 answers

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      A:

      Yes, it protects and reduces scratches.

      Answered on 5/31/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
    • A:

      NO, a protective coating is not included in the kit. Any paint sealant will extend the life of the plastic lens.

      Answered on 11/20/2011 by DAN THE WASH MAN from HOUSTON, TX
  • Q:

    how many lens does one kit clean?
    Asked on 2/28/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You can able to clean two cars with one kit. Obviously this will depend on the condition of your headlights. Large or extremely hazed lenses may
      require more than one kit.

      Answered on 5/12/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
  • Q:

    does it have a motor to buff with, or do you use a drill or what
    Asked on 12/20/2010 by bob c from columbus oh

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      As shown in the instructional video that shows up on the same page as this product. You need to use a drill.

      Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
  • Q:

    Are there different kinds of plastic lenses. I have a 1997 f150 and a 2000 cavalier the lenses are crystal clear on the cavalier but the f150 is cloudy. Different plastics?
    Asked on 11/24/2010 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Did you use this on booth lenses?

      Answered on 11/24/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That must be it. Our 1998 Chrysler Town&Country van lenses were very bad, making our low-beams almost useless. Friends & neighbors with other Chrysler vehicles had similar stories. Yet plenty of other older vehicles of other makes in the same neighborhood look fine.

      Answered on 12/1/2010 by MickeyD from Atlanta, GA
  • Q:

    My headlights are thoroughly sun-damaged. Would this produnct work for something like that?
    Asked on 11/13/2010 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      It may depending on how bad the damage is to your lights.

      Answered on 11/16/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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