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Mequiar's Headlight Restoration Kit Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Janster, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Sep 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    Janster

    Janster [OP] Old & Forgetful

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    Just polished up my headlights today and thought I'd add a review.

    My husband bought the Mequiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit about a month ago and used it on his 2006 Acura MDX and really liked it.
    http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g3000-heavy-duty-headlight-restoration-kit/

    The headlights on the truck weren't that bad but there was a section at the top that was yellow & non-clear and portions that were fading. So, I figured I give this a shot....

    In a nutshell - the kit requires hand sanding (wet & dry), buffing (with drill & buffing compound), & applying UV protectant. Easy job....even I can do it!! LOL

    Here's a picture of the worst area on my headlights - upper corner:
    BEFORE:
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    and AFTER:
    [​IMG]

    Obviously, this is DAY 1.... The UV protectant is important as to protect from further yellowing/fading. My husband has applied it a couple times 'just in case'. I honestly don't know how long this will last - so we'll see. Easy to perform this again in a few years if needed.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    SoCalPoolman

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    [​IMG][/IMG]I just used this product on my 07. It was very easy and with great results. Took about an hour of not so hard work. I didn't add a clearcoat this time i want to see how long it lasts on its own. I will repost as time goes on with progress [​IMG]
     
  3. Jul 23, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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    Bump. Any updates on the headlight resurrection?
     
  4. Jul 23, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    dirtychemist

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    from 22 months ago....:confused:

    Use toothpaste (Crest works great) and a rag or any Cleaner wax. It's cheaper and does the same thing. Don't believe me, Google it.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    How bad were they to begin with? I just can't see using only a rag helping all that much on some of the worse ones.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    sukii

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    That is correct ... ?! I wanted to know if the restoration held up over time. And you are correct, 22 months ago so now would be the perfect time to ask. :)
     
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