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Old 09-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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3M Headlight restoration kit?

Does anyone know where to pick this up locally?
http://www.autogeek.net/3m-headlight-kit.html


OR if anyone can recommend some products that would have a similar price point and deliver the same if not better results?

Looking to remove the dullness from my tail lights.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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wet sand paper, rubbing compound, plastic X
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #3
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Don't waste your money

Just pick up the 3m heavy cut polish. Hit it with a polisher with a wool pad or even a foam pad if your sketchy on how to polish (foam is safer). It will clean them right up. Just remember to mask around the lights properly. You can use a cleaner wax but it won't work as well and you'll generate too much heat and possibly burn. So just stick with the heavy cut. You can get it at any lordco.
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I remember seeing it in a local ad, but can't remember where. It was pretty pricey. Canadian Tire has Meguire's plastic polish and Princess Auto sells a lens restoration kit.
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toothpaste work wonders
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tooth paste and what? i need to bring my headlights back to good condition
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tooth paste and a workshop towel or a cloth, I saw a youtube video about using toothpaste on headlight, check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAshYmrExc
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They sell the kit at Crappy tire.

Toothpaste is a mild abrasive.. so it is not big surprise.

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Lordco currently sells the 3M Headlight/lamp restoration kit for 19.99 It's on some sort of promotion. You can head over there. It's a pretty good deal in my opinion.

Oh one more thing, I'm not sure if it's all Lordcos but it should be. I went to the one on 2nd avenue/Main if you want to know where I saw it.
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Lordco currently sells the 3M Headlight/lamp restoration kit for 19.99 It's on some sort of promotion. You can head over there. It's a pretty good deal in my opinion.

Oh one more thing, I'm not sure if it's all Lordcos but it should be. I went to the one on 2nd avenue/Main if you want to know where I saw it.
Do you really need a drill to use that 3M kit?
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before 3M came out with their kit.

i wet sanded my headlights with 1500 grid, then 2000 grid, then 3000 grid. then used 3/4 of a bottle of meguirs plastX w/ a buffer on my 2 GS headlights.
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Do you really need a drill to use that 3M kit?
It's faster with a drill. Unless you don't want to buy that kit then you better have enough elbow grease to do it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:21 AM   #13
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Lordco currently sells the 3M Headlight/lamp restoration kit for 19.99 It's on some sort of promotion. You can head over there. It's a pretty good deal in my opinion.

Oh one more thing, I'm not sure if it's all Lordcos but it should be. I went to the one on 2nd avenue/Main if you want to know where I saw it.
Thanks for the tip, I don't even get why the regular price is $40 when they sell it for $20 at Walmart USA lol!

Looks like a lot of detailing products are on promotion right now but funny thing is there are no signs or anything telling the sale is on. I wonder what else is for sale.
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Wet sanding then polishing will give you a heavy gloss look no matter how hazed you tail lights are...almost any rubbing compond will work..my favourite it 3m oilbase compound.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #15
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just use macguire;s headlight polish

cheaper
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