Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit : Automotive

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reviewed in the united states on march 15, 2016

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i thought i’d try this stuff out, and was pretty happy with the results for a while. it was easy to apply and took only about 20 minutes. however, the clarity of my lenses didn’t last very long. i live in southern california, where the weather is mild and my car isn’t exposed to any harsh elements (albeit i do park it outside), but the lenses were fogged again within 5 months or so. i’ve attached progress pics for y’all. at 7 months, they’re still clearer than they were before restoration, but i wish they had stayed clear longer than just a few months.

amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

3.0 out of 5 stars works for a while
by michael on march 15, 2016

i thought i’d try this stuff out, and was pretty happy with the results for a while. it was easy to apply and took only about 20 minutes. however, the clarity of my lenses didn’t last very long. i live in southern california, where the weather is mild and my car isn’t exposed to any harsh elements (albeit i do park it outside), but the lenses were fogged again within 5 months or so. i’ve attached progress pics for y’all. at 7 months, they’re still clearer than they were before restoration, but i wish they had stayed clear longer than just a few months.

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amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

reviewed in the united states on november 6, 2017

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okay…this product works, but with a “workaround.” in my opinion, a normal human does not have sufficient “elbow grease” to use this product and get the desired results using the included pads for scrubbing/polishing your headlights. the headlights on my car were severely cloudy and i tried using this product as directed–scrubbing and buffing by hand. forget that! after almost two hours, i had very little to show for my work. yes, i could see some minor improvement, but i didn’t have the time or wherewithal to finish the job as it is described in the instructions.

so…here’s the trick. get yourself a foam polishing cone, and an electric drill and then apply the product! using the compounds provided in the turtle wax kit, my headlights were literally “like new” in about 15 – 20 minutes of powered polishing. i couldn’t believe it.

as a side note, no matter how careful you are, you’ll splatter some of the compound onto the hood of your car if you don’t tape on some butcher’s paper or newspaper in advance. if the polishing compound gets on your car’s paint and dries, it is very hard to get off. so, wipe your car down when using this technique or get some newspaper and painter’s tape and more thoroughly cover the hood of your vehicle.

reviewed in the united states on february 22, 2016

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i was at the library, getting out of my car with lights so cloudy i couldn’t see well at night. a woman in her mid-thirties comes up to me wearing rubber gloves and bucket of water and asks me if i’d pay her $20 to clear my lens. i’d been quoted $100 from a friend. i said, sure, but if it wasn’t clear, i wouldn’t pay. i spent a little bit of time in the library and came out. she had one light totally clear and was working on the other one. we got to talking and she said she was a single mom and had been laid off, so she bought a case of these things and got busy. this impressed the socks off me, and the lights looked great. gave your $40, $20 for each light. she handed back $20. “i quoted you $20 for both. i’m not looking for handouts.”

great product, great lady. 🙂

reviewed in the united states on october 24, 2015

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wow!!! i was skeptical; after having read several reviews and looked at so many before/after pics, i was sure my headlights were worse and could not be brought back to life. both were yellow and very cloudy, they were so dim it was getting unsafe at night. one was quite a bit worse than the other. but having seen it would cost several hundred dollars to replace them (that’s for each one!), i decided to try this $8 fix. and i am just blown away by the results.

my before pics look much more clear than the actual headlights did outside; somehow my camera ‘fixed’ some of the cloudiness and yellowing, and so i guess other pics here had the same issue: they didn’t really show how bad the lights were. amazing how the camera couldn’t really show how bad they were. but the after pics show they are very clear. they look almost new, they’ve got to be at least 90% – 95% as clear as they were when brand new on my used 2009 toyota yaris.

so here is what i did (the entire process was 1.5 hours):

1) ordered the turtle wax headlight lens restorer kit from amazon.
2) purchased some very cheap terry cloths, plus the cheapest blue painter’s tape i could find at wal-mart (for under $2.50 – clean release painter’s tape from duckbrand)
3) checked the weather to make sure it would be clear, dry, and little-to-no wind for the day. read all the instructions on the restorer kit thee times.
4) step 1 (on the back of the box): cleaned the headlights with windex (i’m sure any method would work; i cleaned them twice to remove all dirt from the headlights and from the car body around the where i would tape).
5) the instructions say to work on one lense at a time (up to step 3; i did that, although i taped the second headlight while waiting for the clarifying compound on the first to dry)
6) taped all around the first headlight, making sure the tape covered the car body close to and under the edges of the headlight lens. during the process some of the chemicals dripped onto parts of the car body, but it was easy to wipe off and didn’t appear to do any damage. so taping is good, but i don’t think it absolutely has to be done perfectly.
7) step 2 (back of the box): applied the lens clarifying compound as instructed, was amazed at how quickly the yellowing was removed, but there was still some cloudiness and some portions i was sure couldn’t be fixed (but i was surprised after the last step!!).
8) the lens wasn’t totally clear, so i followed steps 2a, 2b, and 2c (from the back of the box). i was concerned about part of the lens being too cloudy (there was an edge that separated the clear part of the lens from the cloudy), but the lens was at least 70% to 75% clear, so i was mostly excited. but i repeated steps 2a – 2c to see if it would help, and i afterward i thought it actually looked slightly worse; some of the cloudiness was still there, with the partially-cloudly portion still there. but i wasn’t finished, so i kept hoping.
9) on to the second lens; i finished taping it and followed 6), 7), and 8). i only did 8) once, and this lens (which was more yellow and cloudy than the other) actually looked pretty good, but i could still see a cloudy portion. it was maybe 80% clear, though, so i figured that should be good enough.
10) now the miracle in step 3 (back of the box)! i put on the flimsy plastic glove (it served its purpose) and wiped both lenses with the pad in the lens base coat wipe packet. i wasn’t sure how to wipe it, and the chemical seemed just a tad thicker than i expected, but hoped maybe the last pad would fix things. before opening the next packet (the lens sealing wipe), i noticed the instructions on the back to wipe each lens back and forth… and i couldn’t believe the results! everything became crystal clear, the cloudy area and the edge that separated it from the rest of the lens just disappeared.

i couldn’t be happier with the results!! so as others said before, the headlights will look a bit worse before you are finished, but they look almost new, except for some deeper scratches and wear and tear from 7 years of use.

follow the instructions and this should work for you, too!!

amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

5.0 out of 5 stars wow, amazing… almost like brand new!
by eric r. on october 24, 2015

wow!!! i was skeptical; after having read several reviews and looked at so many before/after pics, i was sure my headlights were worse and could not be brought back to life. both were yellow and very cloudy, they were so dim it was getting unsafe at night. one was quite a bit worse than the other. but having seen it would cost several hundred dollars to replace them (that’s for each one!), i decided to try this $8 fix. and i am just blown away by the results.

my before pics look much more clear than the actual headlights did outside; somehow my camera ‘fixed’ some of the cloudiness and yellowing, and so i guess other pics here had the same issue: they didn’t really show how bad the lights were. amazing how the camera couldn’t really show how bad they were. but the after pics show they are very clear. they look almost new, they’ve got to be at least 90% – 95% as clear as they were when brand new on my used 2009 toyota yaris.

so here is what i did (the entire process was 1.5 hours):

1) ordered the turtle wax headlight lens restorer kit from amazon.
2) purchased some very cheap terry cloths, plus the cheapest blue painter’s tape i could find at wal-mart (for under $2.50 – clean release painter’s tape from duckbrand)
3) checked the weather to make sure it would be clear, dry, and little-to-no wind for the day. read all the instructions on the restorer kit thee times.
4) step 1 (on the back of the box): cleaned the headlights with windex (i’m sure any method would work; i cleaned them twice to remove all dirt from the headlights and from the car body around the where i would tape).
5) the instructions say to work on one lense at a time (up to step 3; i did that, although i taped the second headlight while waiting for the clarifying compound on the first to dry)
6) taped all around the first headlight, making sure the tape covered the car body close to and under the edges of the headlight lens. during the process some of the chemicals dripped onto parts of the car body, but it was easy to wipe off and didn’t appear to do any damage. so taping is good, but i don’t think it absolutely has to be done perfectly.
7) step 2 (back of the box): applied the lens clarifying compound as instructed, was amazed at how quickly the yellowing was removed, but there was still some cloudiness and some portions i was sure couldn’t be fixed (but i was surprised after the last step!!).
8) the lens wasn’t totally clear, so i followed steps 2a, 2b, and 2c (from the back of the box). i was concerned about part of the lens being too cloudy (there was an edge that separated the clear part of the lens from the cloudy), but the lens was at least 70% to 75% clear, so i was mostly excited. but i repeated steps 2a – 2c to see if it would help, and i afterward i thought it actually looked slightly worse; some of the cloudiness was still there, with the partially-cloudly portion still there. but i wasn’t finished, so i kept hoping.
9) on to the second lens; i finished taping it and followed 6), 7), and 8). i only did 8) once, and this lens (which was more yellow and cloudy than the other) actually looked pretty good, but i could still see a cloudy portion. it was maybe 80% clear, though, so i figured that should be good enough.
10) now the miracle in step 3 (back of the box)! i put on the flimsy plastic glove (it served its purpose) and wiped both lenses with the pad in the lens base coat wipe packet. i wasn’t sure how to wipe it, and the chemical seemed just a tad thicker than i expected, but hoped maybe the last pad would fix things. before opening the next packet (the lens sealing wipe), i noticed the instructions on the back to wipe each lens back and forth… and i couldn’t believe the results! everything became crystal clear, the cloudy area and the edge that separated it from the rest of the lens just disappeared.

i couldn’t be happier with the results!! so as others said before, the headlights will look a bit worse before you are finished, but they look almost new, except for some deeper scratches and wear and tear from 7 years of use.

follow the instructions and this should work for you, too!!

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manesh nambiar

1.0 out of 5 stars not recommending for home use!

reviewed in india on may 14, 2021

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i am a diy person, and have done several diy repairs at home.
although the product is quite capable, it is not as easy as it seems to do this at home.
mainly because of the last step where you apply a layer of clear coat paint on the lens.
within the kit this clear coat of paint comes in the form of a wet wipe, once you apply it, it doesn’t get applied in an even way, and leaves streaks as if the clear coat paint was applied by brush, and it hardens almost immediately.
you can see in the picture that i have uploaded how, my car’s headlight lens now has many uneven streaks of clear coat on it, and this is obstructing the light throw. being a mercedes these headlights cost over 2 lacs, so it’s not easy to replace, and now my only hope is to try and get it professionally re-sanded and restored from a garage/detailer.
really disappointed!

amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

1.0 out of 5 stars not recommending for home use!
reviewed in india on may 14, 2021

i am a diy person, and have done several diy repairs at home.
although the product is quite capable, it is not as easy as it seems to do this at home.
mainly because of the last step where you apply a layer of clear coat paint on the lens.
within the kit this clear coat of paint comes in the form of a wet wipe, once you apply it, it doesn’t get applied in an even way, and leaves streaks as if the clear coat paint was applied by brush, and it hardens almost immediately.
you can see in the picture that i have uploaded how, my car’s headlight lens now has many uneven streaks of clear coat on it, and this is obstructing the light throw. being a mercedes these headlights cost over 2 lacs, so it’s not easy to replace, and now my only hope is to try and get it professionally re-sanded and restored from a garage/detailer.
really disappointed!

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amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

myguppy

5.0 out of 5 stars super easy. totally worth it

reviewed in canada on may 26, 2020

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so, i only used three parts of the kit: the white compound and the two wipes… mine came clear after just the white polish, so i didn’t need the lubricant or the sandpaper!
it took longer to tape the paint around the light, than to do the refinishing. one of my kids was taking ages to come outside, and missed the whole process, lol.
amazing difference. well worth it.

amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

5.0 out of 5 stars super easy. totally worth it
reviewed in canada on may 26, 2020

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so, i only used three parts of the kit: the white compound and the two wipes… mine came clear after just the white polish, so i didn’t need the lubricant or the sandpaper!
it took longer to tape the paint around the light, than to do the refinishing. one of my kids was taking ages to come outside, and missed the whole process, lol.
amazing difference. well worth it.

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amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

carlos duart

3.0 out of 5 stars buen producto para faros

reviewed in mexico on december 14, 2020

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es un buen producto para limpiar los faros, aunque parece como si le faltaran complementos.

el paquete viene con lo necesario, la pasta ( que a mi me toco con 1 mes expirado de acuerdo a la fecha de cad impresa), guantes, telas de acrilico y lijas. el primer proceso es sencillo, untar con pasta el faro y pulir, el segundo paso es un tanto engorroso y delicado, usar las lijas pero solo en el area afectada y empezar el proceso de lijado de la forma correcta para no dañar el faro, las toallas de acrilico hay que saberlas usar bien, con una pasada o 2 es suficiente, despues de eso la toalla empieza a secar y deja bordes en el faro, que si los dejas secar, tendra una pariencia dura y rugosa en el faro por lo que lo podrias dañar.

estaria bien que tuviera el liquido adecuado para las lijas y un poc mas de pasta

mr jonathan house

4.0 out of 5 stars decent

reviewed in the united kingdom on august 26, 2017

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worked well enough and took morbid the yellowing away. not perfect by any measure, but a marked improvement.

karina

5.0 out of 5 stars super affordable and worked like a charm!

reviewed in canada on july 9, 2021

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worked like a charm! didn’t need to do any sanding or even go past the first step, only used the first step liquid and they went from severely foggy and yellow to looking brand new! pays off to be patient and not rush through the process, buffing is super important to get rid of any streaks before moving onto using the final coating wipes. super affordable and worked great, would for sure recommend to anyone who asked!

amazon.com: turtle wax t-240kt headlight lens restorer kit : automotive

5.0 out of 5 stars super affordable and worked like a charm!

reviewed in canada on july 9, 2021

worked like a charm! didn’t need to do any sanding or even go past the first step, only used the first step liquid and they went from severely foggy and yellow to looking brand new! pays off to be patient and not rush through the process, buffing is super important to get rid of any streaks before moving onto using the final coating wipes. super affordable and worked great, would for sure recommend to anyone who asked!

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