3M Headlight Lens Restoration System -39008

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Restore dull headlights like a professional!

Easy to use kit

Clear, concise instructions

Great for beginners!

The 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System is a complete headlight polishing kit that removes scratches and yellowing from aged headlight lenses. This four-step, do-it-yourself polishing kit restores clarity to headlights and taillights to achieve optimum brightness. You'll see the road better and other drivers will see you better after you use the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System.

Plastic lenses can yellow with age, reducing headlight brightness. Dull headlights fail to illuminate as far as they should, meaning you're only seeing part of the picture. To improve your safety while driving, use the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System to restore yellow, oxidized headlights.

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System is a simple, four-step process that you can perform at home with no special tools. You only need a standard household drill. The 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System saves you money. Most headlights can be restored well enough to avoid costly lens replacement, and there's no need to hire a professional. If you can operate a drill, you can polish headlights with the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System.

Use the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System to restore plastic lenses, including headlights, taillights, fog and directional lights. You'll need the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System, an electric drill that operates from 1200-1600 rpm, a Cobra Microfiber Detailing Cloth, and a spray bottle filled with water.


  1. Wipe off the headlight to remove any loose dirt. Tape off the surrounding paint with Scotch 233+ Premium Automotive Masking Tape.
  2. Put the backing plate onto the drill. Press the yellow P500 grit disc against the backing plate. Use light to medium pressure and work back and forth to remove scratches and yellowing. When the disc is no longer effective, turn off the drill and attach a new P500 grit disc and continue working until defects are removed.
  3. Next, attach the P800 grit white abrasive disc to remove scratches from previous step. Again, work with light to medium pressure After this step, the headlight should look frosted.
  4. Apply P3000 Trizact™ Foam Disc. Mist the disc with a water bottle. Use light to medium pressure to sand the lens cover. You'll see a white slurry as you polish. Continue with 4-6 passes after the white slurry appears. Wipe the headlight lens with a Cobra Microfiber Detailing Cloth and inspect your work. Any remaining scratches should be very fine at this point. If not, repeat this step.
  5. Attach the orange foam compounding pad. Dispense a dime size amount of 3M headlight lens polish onto the pad and spread over the lens with the machine turned off to avoid splatter. Polish the lens until the lens is clear and smooth. Wipe the lens clean with a Cobra Microfiber Detailing Cloth.
  6. To protect your lenses from future oxidation, use Wolfgang Plastik Surface Sealant. The clear coating will guard against UV rays, moisture, and dirt.

Restore the appearance and function of your vehicle's headlights with the do-it-yourself 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System.

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Product Reviews

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86% Recommend this product (6 of 7 responses)
By Jim
San Diego, CA
Could hardly believe the change
February 19, 2014
This product produces miraculous results, really. The polycarbonate headlight covers on my 10-year old VW (always kept outside) were very badly "frosted". I was genuinely concerned about the effectiveness of my headlights. But, using this product, armed with my electric drill and extension cord, and with the benefit of watching a YouTube video, within about 90 minutes my headlight covers were clear and nearly new-looking again. The transformation was amazing. Make sure you have some painter's blue adhesive tape to protect the car's paint around the headlights - the drill with sanding disks will inevitably stray a bit, so using that protector is important. You won't be disappointed and you'll save a lot of money by not having to purchase new covers (or live with the ugly frosted covers)
By rlmccarty2000
Fitzgerald, GA
Does a decent job
October 3, 2018
I bought this kit because I was too lazy to buy the separate pieces of sand paper. I followed the steps until it got down to using the included compound. I also didnâ€â"˘t use a drill, I used my Rupes 75e. My drill is a battery powered model and I figured it would die before I finished. I was not happy with the Orange cutting pad, so I went to a microfiber cutting pad using some old CG V32 and I finished up with a soft pad with CG V38. (Just as a note I hate CG polishes and they are only good for headlights). The kit does not come with anything to protect the headlights so I dinged it one star. I used some Meguires Headlight Coating and they turned out good.
ProsHas all the sanding accessories needed Good for a beginner
ConsCost (way too much for some sand paper) No headlight protection so itâ?‚??"?s an incomplete kit
By Lynn
Durham, NC
Great kit, great instructions, great results
June 5, 2016
This kit has everything you need to attaché to your drill and restore faded and yellowed headlights. My headlights had yellowed and the surface at the top of the HL lense had become very rough to the touch. I followed the directions with the initial sanding, following up by removing the sanding marks with the finishing sanding/compounding and the results were very pleasing. While using the sanding discs, I kept the drill moving and never stalled around the area. I'd also recommend double taping the auto's body work around the headlight to prevent scratching the finish. I finished the job by using Meguiar's headlight polish and then adding Meguiar's headlight protectant. The results were very pleasing and the headlights looked brand new. Great product.
ProsEasy to use Great instructions Great storage container Triax pad is a miracle
By Mike
Springfield, Missouri
2002 Mercedes Benz Headlight Restoration
November 7, 2014
I just bought this car in August. The headlights and parking lights were terrible. I bought some Turtle Wax headlight cleaner and used it. Didn't do anything. Went on Google and found your video on restoring the Mercedes headlights with the plastic film that was fogged up and discolored. The restoration kit, along with the video, worked out perfectly. The lights now look brand new !!! I couldn't believe I was able to do it myself !!!
ProsSimple process. The only tool you need is a common household power drill. It absolutely works !!!
ConsNot enough of the 500 grain sandpaper. I ran out of it before I was finished. Had to order another restoration kit. Couldn't just order replacement sandpaper discs. Not a serious problem, however.
By Rock D.
Works very well
August 3, 2013
I have a 2004 Infiniti G35, had some horrid headlight lens, yellow dull cloudy. This kit did the trick, turned them into crystal clear lens, look like new. Really only took about 1hr per lens. And while the kit included 6 of the yellow and 4 of the white sanding discs (they say the kit is good for 2 cars), I only used 1 of each per lens. Only thing not mentioned is that a headlight lens protectant is not included. I ordered the Maguires which is around $7. Not sure if you can order replacement sanding discs from 3M...so you dont have to order a full new kit (the backing plate that goes to the drill is nice, and the finishing pad is good quality as well). If you have old yellowed, cloudy headlamps, get this kit..it really isnt hard to do and was kinda fun.
ProsEase of use, quality product, works very well.
ConsDoesnt include a headlight lens protectant.
By Gene
Works better than expected
May 6, 2013
I bought a jeep with one new headlight lens and one original lens that is 13 yrs old. One was replaced after a deer accident. The four step 3M kit did a good job of restoring the clarity of the older lens. I didn't spend enough time on the first step so I ended up repeating all four steps a second time. Not really a big deal. My advice is don't go by the pictures in the instructions that indicate what the lens looks like when you are finished with step one. Spend enough time on this step that you are sure you must have got it all. It will only take a few more minutes and will not make the next steps more difficult. Just don't get carried away and sand through the lens.
ProsEverything you need is there. Using a drill is faster than hand sanding and polishing.
By jim d.
oregon city or
great product
February 6, 2013
awesome. I have experience with a drill and buffing. take your time and this product will satisfy. did two cars in 4 hours. took the yellow out and made a 12 year old car lens cover look show room.
Prosjust follow the istructions
Conscan scuff the body near light use provided body protect ant and more