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Old 06-21-2013, 10:41 AM
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Re: My not so good review on Turtle Wax Headlight Lense Restorer Kit.

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I wanted to use this product to do a headlight lense correction on my mothers 03 Maxima.

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She's looking to get a new car anyway but I said what the hell. I'll try to restore the headlights and the kit was only $10. You basicalle clean and polish the lense. Then 4 stages of like a by hand wet sanding with the polish pads getting finer and finer with some spray lubricant. Then a final cleanse and polish. IMO this product was a waste of $$. It cleaned off the yellow mineral deposits on the lense but that's about it. The lense is still cloudy. I didn't even take any after pics. These were taken with my cell phone. I know it's not going to be like new again but I was looking for some improvement. I rate this produce a 2 out of 10 w/ 10 being the best.




I have a little side hustle of restoring headlights and I am always eager to to try the off the shelf kits.

You are right the Turtle wax kit is poorly put together, The only thing that is worth keeping from the kit is the polish which is good in situations where you need something more agressive than PlastX.

PlastX is great the only quam I have with it is that is will cloud up on headlights in a couple months and you will have to apply more to make it look good.

The only thing better than plastX is the 3M two bottle set of plastic polish and plastic cleaner.


The other thing that people have to be able to do when restoring a headlight is a evalute the damage. some headlights can just be cleaned while some need to be resurfaced. If you have a headlight that is a good candidate for resurfacing no amount of polishing will get any acceptable results. You literally have to sand until you get smooth clear plastic.

The 3M professional kit gets the best results but the one they sell in Autozone and other places is very good too.
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Re: My not so good review on Turtle Wax Headlight Lense Restorer Kit.

Second on the 3M kit. I used this kit twice on my 2001 JGC Limited headlight lenses that were extremely cloudy and the results were great. Took me about 1.5 hours to do both lights the first time, less time the 2nd time about 1 year later. The better you are about putting a protectant on the lenses after the 3M kit like Mothers Plastic Polish the longer the treatment will last.

A much more economical way to refresh an older vehicles lenses compared to replacement. Overall I would say you can take the lenses back to the 2-3 year old point where they still look basically new.
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