3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

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!

Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch all orders the same/next business day. Delivery times on our standard delivery service are:

UK: 2-3 business days*
Europe: 5-7 business days*
Rest of the World: 5-10 business days*

Need your order faster?
Customers in the UK, US & Canada can also upgrade to an express delivery service. Delivery times for this service are:

UK Next Business Day (DPD): £5.49
US & Canada 2-4 Business Days (FedEx): £13.99

*average delivery times.

RRP: £32.99 You save £8.00

£ 24.99

5.0 Based on 14 customer reviews

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Customer Reviews

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Positive results

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

By Pradz on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Headlight restorer

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

By Rob on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 great!

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!

By Richard on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 3M lens restoration kit

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.

By Christopher Quayle on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Absolutely brilliant!

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!!

By Jack Ryan on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Super Product

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.

By Peter on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 brill!!!

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

By Restoration System on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Best on the Market!!

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.

By Johnny on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 3M Lens restoration

Sorry I have not try it yet.

By Peter on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 3M Headlight restoration system

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.

By Doug S on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 As new

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

By Richard on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Superb!

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!

By Mike on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 3M Headlight Lens Restoration

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.

By Kjell L on

3M Headlight Lens Restoration System

5 Does what it says...

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.

By Iain on

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