In the past, replacing
scratched, clouded or yellowed plastic headlight covers was an
expensive necessity in order to preserve safety. But now with the 3M
Headlight Lens Restoration System, car and motorcycle owners can shine
and restore plastic lenses — including headlights, tail
lights, fog and directional lights — to like-new condition
for a fraction of the cost. This kit includes everything needed to
restore two headlight lenses, excluding the user-supplied household
drill (1200-1600 rpm), automotive tape, clean cloth, and spray bottle.
Clouded Plastic Headlights
Plastic surfaces are great for
giving vehicles lightweight, durable components – from
plastic headlight lenses to motorcycle windshields, plastic tail
lights, trailers and more. But these plastic components can yellow and
haze with weather, sun and sand, limiting visibility and diminishing
the appearance and value of the vehicle. While the impact on a
vehicle's value varies, the dangers in terms of limited visibility are
clear: It is a factor in 2.8 million accidents, 23,000 fatal crashes
and 2,300 pedestrian deaths each year, according to the Motor Vehicle
Lighting Council. Dim headlight bulbs and hazy plastic headlight lenses
or surfaces may lead to this reduced visibility, putting you, your
passengers and other cars at risk. The AAIA Car Care Council found that
26 percent of the cars it inspected had issues with their lighting
system. Millions of cars on the road today have plastic headlight
lenses. The problem increases with the age of the lens, and with the
average age of cars on the road about 10 years old, the problem is
growing. Yet there is something you can do about it.
The Do-It-Yourself Solution
The 3M Headlight Lens
Restoration System is designed to give do-it-yourselfers an easy and
affordable way to repair their vehicle's plastic lens surfaces.
Containing various graded sanding pads, pad holders, buffing pads,
polish and detailed instructions, it includes everything users need to
turn their household drill into a low cost solution to this dangerous
automotive problem. The Lens Renewal Kit can also be used to repair
hazing on other plastic surfaces, including taillights, emergency light
bars, plastic motorcycle lights, trailers, snowmobiles and more.
Compared to having headlight lenses commercially repaired for
approximately $75-$150 or replaced for up to $1,500, the 3M Headlight
Lens Restoration System costs a fraction of that price, and the entire
process takes under an hour, depending on the extent of the damage.
How Does it Work?
The steps for using the 3M
Headlight Lens Restoration System are as easy as 1-2-3. First, sand the
hazed surface in a two-stage wet sanding process with the enclosed
sanding pads until the surface is smooth and the dulled layer is
removed. Then polish with the 3M plastic polish, and buff with the
buffing pad to the level of clarity desired in the plastic. In addition
to a standard household drill mentioned (1200-1600 rpm) used in the
buffing process, you will also need 3M Automotive Masking Tape to
protect the body panels of your car surrounding the work area, and a
spray bottle and water used in the wet sanding process. Otherwise,
everything that you need is included in the kit.
- 3M abrasive technology
and a polishing compound to restore hazy and dull headlight lenses, as
well as other plastic lens surfaces on your vehicle.
- System is intended to
restore two headlight lenses.
- Utilizes the muscle
power of a common household (1200-1600 rpm) drill to do all the
necessary sanding and buffing.
- This inexpensive kit
saves hundreds of dollars and restores crucial night time visibility by
restoring your own lenses.
- Easy, 3-step process
requires as little as an hour to remove scratches and restore cloudy,
What's in the Box
(1) disc pad holder, (1) 3M
soft interface pad, (6) 3M sanding discs, (4) 3M finishing discs, (1)
3M trizact disc, (1) 3M headlight lens polish/rubbing compound (1 oz),
(1) buffing pad, AND step-by-step directions.
|3M Part Number
|Case Inner Pack
39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System