Headlight Restoration Kits

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by sokyjeepster, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. sokyjeepster

    sokyjeepster Member

    Has anyone had any luck with the headlight restoration kits available??

    For "fun", I purchased a $10 clearance Turtle Wax brand kit to use on my wife's car. It seemed to clear up the haze just a bit, but after a few rains and car washes, it reverted back to the original haze.

    Needs to be done again, but wanted some info from folks that have had good luck on similar products.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Sorry to tell you that ultimately replacing them is the best way to clear that up.
     
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  5. @Daca_taco

    @Daca_taco Active Member

    I'm in the market for some new housings right now... Can anyone share some links?
     
  6. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Oem, or maybe capa certified.

    Cheap shit is cheap shit, remember that. Subpar optics are where they cheap out, along with cheap housings PEELING FROM THE INSIDE. Yeah, they have the inner clearcoat start to peel off and it looks stupid and u cant do a thing about it.
     
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  7. OP
    sokyjeepster

    sokyjeepster Member

    Yeah, but it may be traded in within the next 6 months or so, so I really hate to blow $400.
     
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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Go with the Sylvania kit then. It should last till you trade it. $18 as opposed to $400. Easy choice.
    If you plan on keeping the truck the best option truly is replacement with OEM or high quality lights and housing.
     
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  9. mcklovin77

    mcklovin77 Well-Known Member

    I've always used Colgate toothpaste and Windex. Only works for a couple months and then you got to do it again.
     
  10. busch18gamecocksS&W

    busch18gamecocksS&W Active Member

    I used the turtle brand one, and it did absolutely nothing. Gonna just need to replace them eventually I think
     
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    sokyjeepster

    sokyjeepster Member

    I did order the Sylvania kit, ill post pics of the results once I get to it!
     
  12. Sounds crazy but Using mother’s mag wheel polish on a buffing wheel and then seal with 303 protectant has worked for me. Takes no time . There’s some vids on YouTube . Sure saves from having to buy new ones
     
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  13. BeGaK

    BeGaK New Member

    If you have a harbor freight nearby get a buffing wheel and a stick of plastic buffing compound. Works great and last a few months depending on weather. It's also cheaper than those kits.
     
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