I Can See Clearly Now

Before    After

I am so impressed with a new product that my husband introduced to me.  It’s not a quilting gadget but it will help you arrive at your quilting events safely.  I didn’t have a clue that my headlights were unclear or that my driving conditions were unsafe.  Restoring cloudy headlights improves nighttime visibility and the ability of other drivers to see you.  I have included photos:  “before” on the left and “after” on the right.  The best part is that no special tools or skills are required.

We used the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit with a five step process that restores the clarity of yellowed, hazy, or dull headlight lenses.  No tools are required to get excellent results. Just following the directions included with the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit to restore your headlights’ function and appearance.  Kit contains: sanding discs, finishing discs, refining discs, rubbing compound, foam pad and instructions.  Other items you will need that are sold separately: microfiber detail cloth, 3M automotive performance masking tape (we had painters tape on hand and it worked fine), paper towels, spray bottle and water.

Consumer Reports tested various brands (Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit, 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System 2900, Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer and Fast Brite Auto Headlight Restorer Kit) ranging from $9 – $21 and stated: “We recently tried four products on dozens of headlights, and our tests show that even the poorest performer of the bunch can dramatically improve light output, depending on how badly the lenses are weathered. All cost less than $25.”

The kits are available at auto part stores.