(Updated on October 23, 2019)
Headlights provide the illumination that you need when driving at nighttime or in an environment where it is difficult to see. It is important that your headlights stay crystal clear on the outside and have no debris or grime covering them.
If your headlights are cloudy, scratched, or dirty, the light coming from the bulbs will not be able to illuminate the environment as brightly as they normally could. Anything covering the headlights will block a significant amount of the light from coming through, causing it to be dimmer when it shines out in front of the car.
The two natural elements that cause headlights to get dirty are bad weather conditions and the sun’s UV rays. Both will slowly cause your headlights to get filthy after a while. This will eventually become a safety hazard when you’re driving because if you cannot see clearly, you’re putting yourself and other people’s lives at risk. The solution to this problem is such a simple one too.
You just need to periodically clean your headlights. But this doesn’t mean splashing them with water and drying them off with a rag. You need to use a special headlight restoration kit that is designed to restore the glass-like appearance of your headlights.
Top 10 Best Headlight Restorer Kits
2) 3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration Kit
The 3M 39008 heavy duty headlight restoration kit is recommended for both amateur and experienced car lovers. It contains all the items necessary to thoroughly clean your headlights and restore their good looks.
Since it’s made by 3M, you know it’s a kit you can trust to restore your headlights to optimal condition. Make your taillights and headlights about 2 times brighter after cleaning them with this kit.
3) Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restorer Kit
The Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restorer Kit is such a powerful cleaning solution, it is often used to clean the fiberglass of a vehicle’s chassis and the exteriors of some buildings. Turtle Wax is also a name brand that most people recognize and trust.
The T-240KT is an inexpensive headlight restorer kit which features 3 restoration pads. Each pad can clean away different types of grit from your headlights. Other items include lens sealing wipes and spray lubricant. Overall, the T-240KT is affordable and lasts a long time. Also available in a cordless-drill powered kit.
4) Wipe New Headlight Restore Kit
The budget friendly Wipe New Headlight Restore Kit is manufactured in the United States, so you know it is high quality. After you apply this restorer solution, your headlights should stay clear and vibrant for at least 2 years.
It only takes between 5 and 7 minutes to apply. After that, you can enjoy having cleaner and brighter headlights. If you need your headlights to pass inspection to comply with your local laws, this restore kit should help you accomplish that.
5) Mothers NuLens Headlight Renewal Kit
The Mothers NuLens Headlight Renewal Kit will get rid of the yellowness from your headlights that was caused by the sun. In addition, it can remove small scratches from your headlights within just a few seconds.
Another item included in the kit is the PowerPlastic 4Lights polish. This will speed up the headlight restoration process considerably. In total, the kit comes with 8 ounces of polish, a 3-inch backing plate, and restoration discs.
6) Meguiar’s G2970 Two Step Headlight Restore Kit
The Meguiar’s G2970 restorer kit works very well for restoring clarity to yellowish and oxidized headlights. The 2-step restorer allows you to easily clear away all sorts of scratches, dirt, grime, and other imperfections from your headlights and keep them looking new for at least a year.
The kit includes a cleaning solution and headlight coating along with a couple cleaning pads. While it won’t work as well for severe oxidization, normal clean and restoration should take less than 5 minutes.
7) CLT Headlight Restoration Kit
The CLT Headlight Restoration Kit is a cleaner and finish for your dirty headlights in the form of wipes. It will eliminate hairline scratches and yellowness from the sun. Everything you need to get started is included in the kit. There are no separate tools required for applying the restorer. Simply clean, dry, and coat.
When you are done, your headlights will remain protected from UV rays, chemicals, pesticides, and whatever else is floating in the air. It’s a super quick application but may not work as well as others.
8) Rain-X Headlight Restoration Kit
The Rain-X Headlight Restoration Kit is made by a brand that you can trust. Rain-X is best known for their windshield wipers and fluids, but their headlight restoration kit is also worth looking at. The kit can eliminate scuffs and scratches within minutes from your headlights, leaving them sparkly clean and shiny.
This restoration kit includes sealant, polish, lubricant, and 3 types of sandpaper with different grain levels.
9) Philips Headlight Restoration Kit
The Philips Headlight Restoration Kit will protect your headlights from the sun’s UV rays for up to 2 years. If you live in a tropical or dry location with a lot of heat, this restoration kit is definitely for you.
It doesn’t take much effort to apply the restorer to the headlights either. Just be sure to wear gloves while you’re doing it as this is recommended.
10) Dupli-Color HLR100-3 PK Clear Headlight Restoration Kit
The Dupli-Color HLR100-3 restoration kit can be applied to the headlights using the aerosol spray cans that come with it. It’s a simple 2-step process.
Although the spray polish is easy to apply, it can still be quite a time-consuming process. Once polished, you follow it up with the included clear coat spray. When you are done, your headlights should be protected from the sun’s UV rays for at least 1 to 2 years.