Headlight Restoration Kits Comparison

It is inevitable that after many years of service the headlights on your car are going to stat to show signs of age.  With this age you will see the lenses become cloudy, scratched and pitted.  This lens discoloration will degrade the performance of your headlights and make night time driving dicey because of diminished lighting coming from your headlight bulbs.  The good thing is that even though your lights appear to be ruined there are several forms of help that come in the form of bottles of polish, pads, sandpaper and cloths.  Depending on the solution that you choose to go with you will receive any number of those items for you to complete the task.  Below I have compiled a list of the products on the market today including basic liquid restoration products.  The products range from “as seen on TV” products that people have not been too crazy about to products that are lauded in car forums all over the Internet.  Well, what are we waiting for?  Here is the list in no particular order!

Headlight Restoration Kit

Kit Type

What is included

MSRP

Rating out of 5

Wolfgang
Plastic Headlight Lens Cleaning System

Pads with polish

1 4oz bottle Plastik Lens Cleaner

1 4oz bottle Plastik Lens Glaze

1 8oz bottle Plastik Surface Sealant

1 Orange Low Profile 4” Pad

1 Black Low Profile 4” Pad

1 2-3/4” Backing Plate

1 Drill Adapter

1 Microfiber Towel

Use Instructions

$79.99

3.5

Flitz FTZHR31501 Headlight Restoration Kit

Polish with drill mounted ball pad

1 7″ 3/8″ drill mounted buff ball

1 Tube headlight polish
Use Instructions

$39.99

5

3M Headlight Restoration Kit

Sanding discs

1 Disc Pad Holder

1 Soft Interface Pad

6 Sanding Discs

4 Finishing Discs

1 Buffing Pad

1 1oz Bottle of Headlight Lens Polish/Rubbing Compound

1 Trizact Disc

Use Instructions

$19.99

4.5

Meguair’s G1900K
Headlight and Clear Plastic Restoration Kit

Pads with polish

1 6 fl oz bottle PlastX

1 Easy Buff Pad

1 Microfiber Towel

Use Instructions

$24.99

3.5

Meguiar’s G3000 Two
Step Headlight Restoration Kit

Foam Sanding Discs

1 1000 Unigrit Sanding discpad

1 3000 Unigrit Sanding disc pad

1 Unigrit Hand Pad

1 Drill Operated Easy Buff Pad

1 Meguire’s Easy Buff Polishing Pad

1 PlastX Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel

1 6oz bottle PlastX

1 4oz bottle of polish and sealer

$29.99

4

Mothers PowerBall
4Lights Headlight Restoration Kit

Foam Ball and sanding pads with polish

1 PowerBall 4Lights Polishing Tool

1 8oz bottle PowerPlastic 4Lights Liquid Polish

1 15” x 15” Microfiber Towel

2 Double Sided Severe Damage Headlight Restoration Pads

Use Instructions

$27.59

4

Turtle Wax T-240KT
Headlight Lens Restorer Kit

Restoration pads and polish

1 Level One – Green Pad

1 Level Two – Brown Pad

1 Level Three – One Side Blue/One Side Purple Pad

1 Bottle Spray Lubricant

1 Bottle Lens Clarifying Compound

Use Instructions

$10.99

4.5

Rain-X Headlight
Restoration Kit

Restoration pads and polish

3 Restoration Pads of increasing grit

1 Bottle of Spray Lubricant

1 Bottle of Spray Sealant

1 Bottle of Headlight Restorer

1 Microfiber Cloth

Use Instructions

$14.99

4.5

Sylvania 38771
Headlight Restoration Kit

Sandpaper sheets with polishing pads and solution

1 1oz Bottle of Surface Activator

1 1/2oz Packet of  Clarifying Compound

1 1oz Bottle of UV Blocking Clear Coat

1 Sheet 400 Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper

1 Sheet 1000 Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper

2 Sheet 2000 Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper

2 White Applicator Cloths

1 Blue Lint-Free UV Clear Coat Applicator Cloth

1 Roll of Protective Tape

1 Vinyl Protective Glove

Use Instructions

$24.99

4.5

GlassyLite Premium
Headlight Restoration Treatment

Sandpaper Sheets and polish

1 Sheet 1500 Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper

1 Sheet 3000 Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper

2 Packets of Ace Cleaner

2 Packets of Hyper Shine

1 Bottle NanoSealant

1 Vinyl Protective Glove

4 Paper Towels

Use Instructions

$27.95

4.5

Fast Brite Lens Restore

Cloth and polish

1 2oz Bottle Lens Polish

1 2oz Bottle Lens Protectant

1 Applicator Sponge

$14.99

3

Bright Solutions Long
Term Headlamp Restoration Car Care Kit

Sandpaper sheets with polishing cloths and solution

2 Pieces Fine Wet/Dry Sandpaper

2 Cleaning Cloths

1 Bottle of Pre-Treatment

1 Bottle Polish Cleaner

1 Bottle Shine Restorer Protector

$37.99

4.5

BlueMagic 725 Headlight Lens Restorer – 8 fl. oz.

Liquid Headlight Lens Restorer

1 8.8oz bottle 725 Headlight Lens Restorer

$6

4

Meguiar’s G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish -10 oz.

Liquid Headlight Lens Restorer

1 10oz bottle G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish

$6

4

As you can see there are many options at various price points that perform at all different levels.  This information should help arm you with the information that you will need to decide on the product to bring your headlights back to life for the next stage of your car’s life.

If you have used one of these products I’d love it you would leave a comment with your experience.