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01-30-2013 09:09 PM
SVTKarma Why the kit? Simplicity and one-source solution. Maybe it costs a little more, but having all I need in one box keeps it simple. Still, though, I can appreciate all of you who can save money and do it yourself with non-kit solutions.
01-30-2013 04:57 PM
WiscoGTI 3M worked well for me when I did my old Focus. And I only paid like $15-$20 at Autozone. I priced out the materials seperate and I believe it was about the same price or more. So might as well just grab the kit and call it a day.
01-30-2013 12:25 PM
jdetzel how much
01-30-2013 12:08 PM
lyonsroar why on earth would you ever buy the kit...unless it was on clearance for almost free?

For the same price you can buy enough compound to buff out your entire car, plus a sealant t go over it.
01-30-2013 07:10 AM
SVTKarma I kind of like the kit, as shown in the 3m video how-to. About how long for two headlights, start to finish?
01-30-2013 06:18 AM
Dgc333 I just use 1500 and 2000 grit wet sand paper and 3M polish with my buffer, no need to buy a kit.
01-30-2013 04:28 AM
Shempi Go with the 3M kit. I've used it before and the power drill attachment makes a hell of a difference.
01-28-2013 02:50 PM
SVTKarma Everyone, great information. Thanks for sharing, plus the photos. Plus the idea to use i-mainx or clear coat to prevent further oxidizing sounds good. Any comments on this? And how long should a 3m, or similar, restoration last?
01-28-2013 09:33 AM
SkyPilot The 3M kit is really great if your headlights are really bad, it comes with all the sandpaper discs needed and easy directions to follow. Ive used both Mothers and 3M. My headlights were so bad only the 3M kit got the job done.
01-28-2013 09:25 AM
mac.mogul If you don't have the proper polishing tools at home its probably best to take it to a body shop and have them restore the lenses for you. It may cost more money, but it will definitely be worth it and you don't run the risk of damaging your lenses if you do it wrong.
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