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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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3Mô Headlight Restoration system IS THE ****

Purchased the 3M™ Headlight Restoration system for about $17



The system has

p500 grit sanding disks
p800 grit sanding disks
p3000 grit sanding disks
buffing pad + rubbing compound


The results on my Accord headlights was OK.

I thought the system actually sucked, but one factor I didn't take into account is that the inside of my lens was dirty from the previous owner.


I used the same system on a "friends" crossfire and the results were amazing

The lens pretty much looks new

The headlight had a clearcoat on it that had started to yellow and pretty much look like crap






Simply put well worth the money

One suggestion buy some 1500 grit sandpaper and some extra 3M rubbing compound ( I buffed the headlights 2x . The difference between the 800 and 3000 is way too big, you will save time with the 1500 grit sandpaper.

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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yea restored headlights will make u love ur car ALOT more. it makes the car look and feel new when u run ur hand across it and its smooooooooooooth.

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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dam i gotta pick me up a kit nice!
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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Wow. Thanks for this thread. Now I am more willing to restore headlight lenses after seeing the work the 3M kit can do.

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:52 PM   #5
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nice i need to do this soon...
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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glad it worked out for you..it messed up the headlights me and another member tryed to restore.. :/
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 10:07 PM   #7
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oooo mine is hazing again... 17 bucks is well worth it
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 11:13 PM   #8
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glad it worked out for you..it messed up the headlights me and another member tryed to restore.. :/
hahah yeah i should warn people about that

you need to know how to properly wetsand (changing sanding directions, even pressure, clean water, etc etc)

after you use the machine you still need to wetsand by hand ( the machine cannot reach 100% of the headlight)
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damnnnnnn that's some 3M for ya
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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #10
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I used this 3M kit last month myself.

Car feels brand new again.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #11
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My Friend used this on his Nissan S15 JDM Headlights cause they were faded, simply put, the headlights came out AMAZING, as good as the Sunfire restoration, $17 to save a set of headlights that would cost $300+ to replace (in his case) is worth every cent IMHO...2 Thumbs up!
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Old May 24th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #12
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hahah yeah i should warn people about that

you need to know how to properly wetsand (changing sanding directions, even pressure, clean water, etc etc)

after you use the machine you still need to wetsand by hand ( the machine cannot reach 100% of the headlight)


i use to buff cars for a living,so i know how to wetsand;so that was not the case..ha

i just think the headlights where way to scratched up and weathered.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #13
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Dayuuummm nice results
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #14
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where can u get that?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #15
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I use to sell these where I worked. They are very effective and worth every dime.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #16
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that looks really good. my turn to try.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #17
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Where can i buy that buffing kit at??
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Old July 24th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #18
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These kits are great. Price wise, kinda high, but worth every dollar. They started selling them when I worked @ NAPA about 6 months ago. But I beleive I also saw them @ A.Z.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #19
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damn, difference is like night and day lol..
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Old July 24th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #20
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wow....it looks really good now
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Old July 27th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #21
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Wal-Mart and K-MArt sell another Headlight kit for $10.00. Includes 1000, 1500, 2000 and 2500 grits and polish. I opted for that and it worked wonders on my car. Well worth the money. My headlights were hazed badly and pretty much yellow. After using the kit and turning my headlights on at night, they were SO much brighter. Well worth the 10 bucks.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #22
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looks great gotta try that on the old 95 accord!
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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:33 PM   #23
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im going to buy me that stuff mine are crazy messed up
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Old July 31st, 2009, 05:14 PM   #24
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For 10 bucks it's way worth it. To buy all those grits and adapter for the drill it would cost more than that...
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Old August 14th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #25
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holyyy, so clean LOL
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Old August 19th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #26
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Could you use this kit on the back lights?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #27
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #28
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I bought the meguairs plastix compound. I am going to use it soon and report back.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #29
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plastx only works decent. its not as good as the actual set sanding process
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Old September 24th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #30
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i can vouch for this product..jus used it the other day after reading this thread and it costs like 25$ canadian and turned my buddies SIR from nasty yellow fog to crystal clear...scary though..cuz initially it comes out like u destroyed the headlight cuz its all frosted and stuff but it works out in the end lol
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