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post #1 of 13 Old 12-03-2011, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Good headlight restore kit

I got the dumb headlights and so does my fiance on her F150. So what is a good kit? I've seen the couple at WalMart but wondering what's better, cause there are.
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I paid $50.00 at a local body shop who cleaned my headlamps on my 97 explorer. It worked great. I guess it would depend on how much you wanted to spend.
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50 bucks wouldn't be bad. I'm kinda lazy sometimes



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I bought the Mother's Headlight restore from Advance, and was surprised how well it worked. However my lights were not as bad as some of the old styles that I've seen. The kit came with a ball to put on a drill and the polish. It was super easy and only took a matter of seconds per side. The kit was 20 bucks and is enough to do the entire neighbor hood's lights. So before I paid $50 for someone else to do it I would definitely give it a try.

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you should go with the 3MM stuff at advance. People come into our store and swear by it. I think we have it for sale for like 19.00. We even did an example of it on some old headlights and people were really surprised. Good BUY!!!
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My uncle owns a auto detailing place. He uses the sand paper and buffs out then a layer of ice wax


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ive had best results with the turtlewax kit ,advance and zone carry it for like 10 bux,ive did 10 different cars with it and its only half used up!
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I bought the Mother's Headlight restore from Advance, and was surprised how well it worked. However my lights were not as bad as some of the old styles that I've seen. The kit came with a ball to put on a drill and the polish. It was super easy and only took a matter of seconds per side. The kit was 20 bucks and is enough to do the entire neighbor hood's lights. So before I paid $50 for someone else to do it I would definitely give it a try.
That's the one I have also. Used it on 3 cars and what a difference. Comes with sand paper and instructions for headlights that are in worse shape.

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if you're on a budget (a REALLY tight budget) toothpaste works quite well. and it smells good. kind of.

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