Restoring Headlights

I’ve been following the emergence of restorative headlight products. I had debated about going through a shop and having them do it, but currently my funds are a bit tight. Meguiars has a kit, as does Turtle Wax and RainX. I opted to go with RainX’s product.

It comes with a bottle of lubricant, 3 different sanding pads, a polishing cream, a sealant and microfiber towel.

The driver side headlight of the CR-V was quite foggy. The passenger not as bad. After one application I was able to get the passenger side restored quite nicely. The driver side required a second treatment. It does buff the plastic down to a very smooth surface again. I’m curious to see how long it lasts and if I’ll need to do this again after the winter season. The part I liked the most with the RainX kit was it didn’t require a Dremel or power drill to apply the companies buffers to. Although I am now curious to see if those would have worked better.

Before:
Passenger side cleared up very nicely. Before & After pics. #RainX headlight kit.

After:
Passenger side cleared up very nicely. Before & After pics. #RainX headlight kit.

  • great effect ๐Ÿ™‚
    how long did this procedure take?

  • Anonymous

    It took about 30 minutes at most, especially since I did two applications. It’s still holding up pretty well. I’ll probably do it again in the spring after the snow and road sanding has ended ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Sorry I didn’t respond sooner. It took about 15 minutes per headlight. Although the following weekend I went through the process again which seemed to improve things even more. I’d recommend two rounds per headlamp, depending on how bad they are.