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3M Headlight Restoration Kit – No Tools Required 39084

3M Headlight Restoration Kit – No Tools Required 39084
Item #:3M-39084
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Professional results without the use of tools!

Fix cloudy or yellowed plastic lenses

Sand, correct, and polish with hand-applied kit

Save $100s by restoring your headlights



This 3M Headlight Restoration Kit is designed to improve the clarity of headlight lenses that have become yellowed, cloudy, or hazed over time. This kit does not require tools and is designed to work by hand. By improving the clarity of the headlight lens, with this kit, you improve the performance of the headlight and enhance the appearance of the vehicle. With the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit -39084 you can achieve professional results in the comfort of your home.

Headlight lenses have either a hard surface layer or a UV resistant coating on the outer surface of the lens. Once a lens has been degraded by the sun (UV light) and becomes yellowed or cloudy, it is necessary to remove that yellowed layer in order to improve the clarity of the lens. The effort required to improve the headlight lenses will vary greatly by vehicle manufacturer, year, make, model, and headlight design.

With the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit -39084 you will sand by hand to remove the yellowed layer from the headlight lens surface. Three additional sanding steps will follow to refine or reduce the sand scratches that are made when removing the yellowed layer. Finally, 3M rubbing Compound and a foam pad will remove the fine scratches and deliver the final clarity on the headlight lens. This kit is designed to be done by hand, no tools required.

Directions:

Step One
Clean the lens with soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Protect trim and painted surfaces around the headlight with 3M Masking Tape -03433 to avoid accidental damage.

Step Two
Attach and center a Gold (P500 grit) sanding disc onto the black face of the included foam pad. Using high pressure, sand to remove the yellowing and surface defects from the lens. Sand in a circular or back-and forth pattern, whichever is most comfortable. Frequently wipe the sanding disc and headlight lens with a paper towel or cloth to remove the excess sanding dust. If the disc is no longer removing material, replace with a new Gold (P500 grit) sanding disc and continue sanding until the yellowed layer is completely removed.

Note: The lens should have a white, evenly sanded surface that appears to look “frosted”. In any portion of the headlight looks clear, glossy, or uneven; continue sanding before moving to the next step.

Step Three
Remove the Gold (P500 grit) sanding disc. Attach and center a White (P800 grit) sanding disc to the orange foam pad. Using medium to high pressure, begin sanding to reduce the sand scratches on the lens. Frequently wipe the sanding disc and headlight lens with a paper towel or cloth to remove the excess sanding dust. Make several passes over the entire lens to be sure the Gold (P500 grit) sand scratches from the previous sanding step are reduced to the finer White (P800 grit) scratches.

Step Four
Remove the White (P800 grit) sanding disc. Attach and center the darker colored Green/Gray (P1000 grit) sanding disc to the orange foam pad. Using a spray bottle, mist enough water to dampen the Green/Gray (P1000 grit) foam sanding disc and the lens before sanding. Using medium to high pressure, begin sanding to reduce the White (P800 grit) scratches to Green/Gray (P1000 grit) scratches. Add a mist of water to the surface if it becomes dry. Make several passes on the surface of the lens. While sanding, a white residual or slurry on the lens indicates you are reducing the sand scratches. Wipe the lens and inspect. You will notice that the scratches are much finer and lens appears somewhat clear. If any coarse scratches remain, repeat this step.

Step Five
Remove the Green/Gray (P1000 grit) foam sanding disc. Attach the Green/Gray (P3000 grit) foam sanding disc. Using a spray bottle, mist enough water to dampen the Green/Gray (P3000 grit) foam sanding disc and the lens before sanding. Using medium to high pressure, begin sanding to reduce the Green/Gray (P100 grit) scratches to Green/Gray (P3000 grit) scratches. Add a mist of water to the surface if it becomes dry. Make several passes on the surface of the lens. While sanding, a white residual or slurry on the lens indicates you are reducing the sand scratches. Wipe the lens and inspect. You will notice that the scratches are much finer and lens appears somewhat clear. If any coarse scratches remain, repeat this step.

Step Six
Flip the orange pad over and use the opposite side (not the side with the back Hookit ™ attachment) to polish out the remaining scratches. Dispense a quarter-sized amount of 3M Rubbing Compound onto the orange pad. Smear the compound around the surface of the headlight lens. Using high pressure, rub the surface of the lens to the remove the sanding scratches. When the orange pad becomes dry, continue by adding another quarter-sized amount of Rubbing Compound until the sand scratches have been removed and the lens is clear. Remove masking tape and with the headlight lens using a soft, clean microfiber cloth.

Kit Includes:
1 Orange Foam Pad with Hookit ™ Attachment
6 Gold (P500 Grit) Abrasive Discs, 3 inches
4 White (P800 Grit) Abrasive Discs, 3 inches
1 Green/Gray (P100 Grit) Abrasive Disc, 3 inches
1 Green/Gray (P3000 Grit) Abrasive Disc, 3 inches
2 3M Rubbing Compound, 1 ounce
Step-by-step directions for use

Additional Recommend Supplies: Supreme 530 Microfiber Towel
3M Automotive Masking Tape -03431
Spray Bottle and Water
Paper Towels

Note: Large or hard-to-sand lenses may require more than one kit. To keep the headlights looking new after you restore them, apply two coats of Wolfgang Plastik Surface Sealant.

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