How Does it work?
The steps for using the 3M Lens Renewal Kit with Protectant
as easy. First, mask the area around the headlamps. Second, sand
the hazed surface in a two-stage wet sanding process with the
enclosed sanding pads until the surface is smooth and the dulled
layer is removed. Then polish with the 3M Rubbing Compound, and
buff with the buffing pad to the level of clarity desired in the
plastic. Finally, add the 3M Performance Finish for an added
layer of protection to help keep your lenses clearer, longer.
In addition to a standard household drill mentioned (1200-1600
rpm) used in the buffing process, you will also need a spray
bottle and water used in the wet sanding process. Otherwise,
everything that you need is included in the kit.
The 3M™ Lens Renewal Kit with Protectant is designed to restore
clarity to headlight lenses that have become yellowed, cloudy,
or hazed over time. By restoring clarity to the lens you improve
the performance of the headlight and enhance the appearance of
the vehicle. Headlamps have either a hard surface layer or a UV
resistant coating on the outer surface of the lens.
Once a lens has been degraded
by sun or UV light and becomes yellowed or cloudy, it is
necessary to remove that yellowed layer in order to restore
clarity to the lens. The effort required to refurbish headlamp
will vary greatly by vehicle manufacturer, year, make, model,
and headlight design. Large or extremely hazed lenses may
require more than one kit.
- 3M premium masking tape for easy DIY repair
- 6 - Gold Sanding
- 4 - White Sanding
- 1 - Grey Sanding Disc
- 1 - Buffing Pad
- 1 - 3M Rubbing Compound
- 1 - 3M Performance Finish
- Complete Step-by-Step
(System is intended to restore the size of two headlight
lenses.) Utilizes the muscle power of a common household
(1200-1600 rpm) drill to do all the necessary sanding and