PLEASE NOTE: This kit can only be used on plastic headlight lenses

Dull, yellowed headlight lenses?

You may have replaced your bulbs, but have you considered cleaning and restoring your headlight lenses at the same time? Plastic lenses are fantastic for providing lightweight, durable protection for your vehicles’ headlights, tail lights, fog and directional lights. Over time, elements such as the weather, sun and sand can cause a yellow haze to form over the lens.

This yellow haze can lead to limited light output and can also diminish the appearance of your car. There is a solution – the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit. This clever system is simple to use and your lenses will return to their former glory in no time. Restore crucial night time visibility and potentially save hundreds of pounds with this kit.

Please note: this kit is only to be used on plastic headlight lenses.

The kit includes:

  • 3M Automotive Masking Tape
  • 3M Rubbing Compound sachet
  • Back-up Pad
  • Six P500 grit gold Abrasive Discs
  • Four P800 grit Abrasive Discs
  • One P3000 grit Abrasive Disc
  • Orange foam compounding pad

You’ll also need (not included in the kit):

  • Protective eyewear, gloves and dust mask
  • A spray bottle filled with water
  • A household drill (1200 – 1600rpm)
  • A detailing cloth for a final polish of the headlights

Step One: Preparation

Wash the headlight lens with soap and water. Once dry, use the Automotive Masking Tape and tape the area around your headlight to protect your paintwork. Mount the disc pad holder into the drill and attach the P500 grit gold Abrasive Discs to the holder.

Use a light to medium pressure, moving steadily back and forth, to sand the lens and remove the yellow haze and any other surface defects. Your lens should now have a white, evenly sanded surface with a ‘frosted’ effect. No part of the lens should look clear or glossy – if it does, simply sand again.

Step Two: Reducing sand scratches

Replace the P500 with the P800 white disc, and then use the same technique to sand the lens again. Wipe the lens, and check the scratches – the aim is to get them finer than before.

Once this step is complete, use the P3000 Trizact Foam Disc, dampen both the disc and lens surface, and sand as normal to further reduce the scratches. Try to prevent the lens from becoming too dry by spraying with water when needed. When a white residue appears, continue for 4-6 passes over the headlight. If the white residue doesn’t appear, aim for 10-12.

Step 3: Polishing the lens

Now, use the orange foam compounding pad and apply a small amount of the 3M Rubbing Compound. Rub this onto the lens and then switch the drill on. Use a similar technique to the sanding and polish the lens until the clarity improves and the cloudy haze disappears.

 

Your headlight lenses should now look as good as new!

Product specification

Here's all you need to know about our delivery services on orders below:
Destination Delivery Method Delivery Time Price
UK Economy Delivery
FREE Delivery
Tracked Delivery 48 Hours
Tracked Delivery 24 Hours
*DPD Next Day Delivery
3-4 Working Days
3-4 Working Days
2-3 Working Days
1-2 Working Days
1 Working Day
£1.69 on orders under £14.99
Free on orders over £14.99
£1.99 
£2.99
£5.99
Australia

Standard Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery  

7-10 Working Days

7-10 Working Days

5-7 Working Days

$5.75 on orders under $31.95

Free on orders over $31.95

$19.15

Canada Tracked Delivery 7-10 Working Days $4.99
*US Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
$4.99
$14.49
Singapore
 
Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
£4.99
£8.99
New Zealand Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
£4.99
£8.99
*Europe Standard Delivery
Tracked Delivery
7-10 Working Days
5-7 Working Days
€4.99
€11.69

We're now operating a new system for deliveries, whereby certain orders are processed on demand. This means that particular products may take longer to arrive, as we will request these from our supplier after you place your order - Please see individual product pages where delivery is impacted. But won't worry, it'll be worth the wait.

*We only ship to parts of the US, states include: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin

*We only ship to parts of Europe, countries include: Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.

*DPD Next Day Delivery orders to the UK, please note:

- Orders placed before 3:30pm Friday will be delivered Monday.
- Orders placed after 3:30pm Friday will be delivered Tuesday.

Unfortunately due to regular problems when delivering to certain countries via a non-tracked service, we cannot currently offer our free international delivery service to the following:

  • New Zealand

On rare occasions, due to factors outside of our control, delivery may take slightly longer. If you haven't received your order within the estimated time please accept our apologies. Please contact us and we'll be happy to provide further assistance.

Special note for Australia: We have been advised that parcels are currently expected to take 15-25 working days to arrive to Australia, depending on the location. This is due to measures being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are currently taking steps to try to reduce this delivery time as much as possible. 

Please note: If your parcel is being shipped internationally, additional customs fees may apply.

Customer Reviews

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Positive results

5/5

Followed instructions via YouTube and the results are astonishing. So easy to complete, however you will require a drill. Very pleased. Recommended this product.

Pradz

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Headlight restorer

5/5

Great kit for turning those cloudy headlight lenses crystal clear. Be sure to follow the instructions for a perfect job.

Rob

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great!

5/5

Bought the lens restoration kit being slightly sceptical but its great! Just follow instructions and in tens mins you have a as new headlight ready to pass the MOT!

Richard

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3M lens restoration kit

5/5

The kit's instructions and advice were good, and the results exceeded my expectations. My Passat's lenses looked almost opaque before I started, but by the time I'd finished, with both lenses taking no more than an hour from start to finish, they looked like the lenses of a new car. I am well pleased.

Christopher Quayle

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Absolutely brilliant!

5/5

Had some really badly deteriorated headlamps on my Mercedes SLK. Tried a Meguires restoration kit which didn't do the trick. The 3M kit was a bit more aggressive and really took away all the tarnishing. Took me a couple of hours to polish up both headlights but it was really worth it. Both came up as new and looked fantastic. Probably the best kit on the market! If you use the kit a top tip is to protect the newly refurnished headlamp with mcguires headlamp protectant to retain the finish. Can only give this kit 5 stars but would give it six if I could. Very easy to use and worth every penny. If you have grotty headlamps get one and get it sorted!!

Jack Ryan

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Super Product

5/5

Used this on my wife's Peugeot 207 to clean the headlight units. Which were marked. Easy to use and instructions easy to understand . Given the headlight units another lease of life. Excellent product and saves the cost of new units.

Peter

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brill!!!

5/5

it does what it says on the box,its fab,and it really works,no hard rubbing,its just great,i was going to buy a new headlight,but no need,follow the instructions and it works thank you

Restoration System

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Best on the Market!!

5/5

I've use many headlight restoration kits and this the best any easy to use. I've use brand like McGuire's and other ones. The 3M is the easiest to use. Comes with everything you need and instruction are easy and clear to understand. If all else fails there is a youtube clip you can watch. This kit will do easily 3 set of headlights.

Johnny

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3M Lens restoration

5/5

Sorry I have not try it yet.

Peter

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3M Headlight restoration system

5/5

Bought this kit to revive my plastic headlight protectors over glass lenses They had scratches where the headlight wiper blades had marked them together with a milky appearance. I followed the instructions to the letter & the results are excellent. Would highly recommend. Take your time & don't rush it.

Doug S

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As new

5/5

My headlights were brought back to life! Extremely satisfied. Did not think that it could be that good results.

Richard

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Superb!

5/5

I was somewhat nervous at the thought of attacking my BMW headlights with an electric drill and a selection of sanding pads, but since they had become almost opaque, I felt I had nothing to lose, and, what do you know? The 3M kit not only works, but it works superbly. The lens' are now completely clear and the amount of light on the road at night has increased by about 60%. This was really a last resort before buying complete new headlight clusters, and so consequently this has saved me about two hundred pounds, so shame it only goes to five stars - I'd have given a ten!

Mike

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3M Headlight Lens Restoration

5/5

Product is used on '99 Passat, headlights with yellow discoloration. System is working very good, time spent was around 45 min on each headlight. Easy to use and better than expected result. Recomended.

Kjell L

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Does what it says...

5/5

A well thought out product which does exactly what it claims. 2 badly crazed and dulled plastic headlamp lenses on a Nissan Micra restored to as new in less than an hour and enough material in the kit to do another pair at least. I used a small right angled drive battery powered drill which gave good control - you don't need much power or high speed.

Iain

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