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Old 12-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Turtle Wax - Headlight Lens Restorer: Review

I know there are always questions as to what works and what doesn't. I bought this kit at Wal-mart for $8.47. I thought I would give it a try. It worked as promised for me. Granted my hazing wasn't to deep, it was obvious it was present, but only certain parts of the lens were yellowed.

i'm not going to go into detail as to the steps followed, they were on the box, and can be found here:
http://www.turtlewax.com/detail-Head...rer-49-86.aspx



i spent a little extra time on each lens with each pad. i notice that the pads lost their gritty-ness after one use, so only use one side at a time with each lens.

The Lens Clarifying Compound seems to be a light abrasive as well as a polisher/wax. I used generous amounts of it after i used the pads since i wasn't going to use it on any other car anytime soon. you could probably just use this on lenses that aren't too far gone and it would work 'ok'.

If you're doing both head lights, do the whole process minus the application of the sealant on both lenses. There is only one sealant pouch and wipe, and i fear that taking 15 minutes to clean/polish the second lens would be too long to leave the sealant wipe exposed to the air and essentially evaporating whatever it is that 'seals'. Do steps 1-6 for both lenses and then do step 7 on both, within seconds of each other.

hope this helps when deciding what product to use when your headlights/fog light start oxidizing and yellow-ing.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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I have one of these in my garage and I'm planning on doing to our truck, didn't know if it was gonna be any good, but if you say it worked, i might as well try it tomorrow.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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worked fantastic for me. i tried it out because the worst that could happen is that i lost $9... but it worked just like the label said.....

if you can look at your headlights and admit to your self that they are beyond repair... then the probably are and this wont work.
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! nevermind
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:49 PM   #5
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Mine were pretty bad and I tried this and they looked great for about a month. Then they looked just like they did a month ago. Hope it works well for u guys
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #6
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i'll keep you posted on how they turn out in 30 days
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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just go to honda and pick up some metal polish.nuff said
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:33 AM   #8
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metal polish for plastic?
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These things will all work great for a bit, but after a month or so (like the guy above said), the oxidation will just come back. A friend of mine "claims" he has had good results from cleaning/polishing/waxing his headlights and then spraying them with a coat of clearcoat.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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i tried some scratch doctor on mine did ok plus it was given to me
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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I restore headlights a lot at work but still prefer reclearing them on my own cars, looks better and will last for tears not just months.

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get clear lens tint (covers) will also keep from getitng bad chips/dings
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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have u guys ever tried 3M products? I've bought 2 kits from 3M and each time I use it, it turns out great! I'm guessing it really doesnt matter which kit u use as long as it's name brand lol
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I restore headlights a lot at work but still prefer reclearing them on my own cars, looks better and will last for tears not just months.

I would absolutly love to know your process, that light looks outstanding.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #15
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I just buff my mine and use plast-x no problems
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