Sylvania Headlight Restore Kit - Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+)
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Sylvania Headlight Restore Kit

I've spent enough time here asking questions, thought i'd post something helpful for a change. My X's headlights were pretty bad when i bought it, I've always wondered how well those headlight restore kits worked. I decided to try it and with a little research most reviews said the Sylvania kit was the best. My before and after of the entire front didn't come out very good so here's just the driver's side. This was super easy to do and i'm pretty amazed at the results, well worth the $20!





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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 12:15 AM
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Wow!

Nice job, and good to know.
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The pic looks great. Unfortunately, my experience with headlight restore kits is that it works well and cleans the light at first, but it gets foggy again a few weeks later. I expected it to last longer than that. You'll have to update us in a month or so to let us know if the polish held up.
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I've read you need to spray a clear coat with a uv inhibitor on the lens to keep the plastic looking good. I'd bookmarked this video and intend to try it myself when the lenses on my wife's car get worse. Ymmv

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[QUOTE=Longboardr;3657250]I've read you need to spray a clear coat with a uv inhibitor on the lens to keep the plastic looking good. I'd bookmarked this video and intend to try it myself when the lenses on my wife's car get worse. Ymmv

This kit comes with a UV inhibitor, so i'm hopeful. It's a 7 step process, a little more labor intensive than the other kits:

1. Spray on activator
2. Wet sand with 400 grit
3. Wet sand with 1000 grit
4. Wet sand with 2000 grit
5. Buff with polishing compound
6. Reapply activator
7. Once dry, apply UV inhibitor

The lifetime warranty seems to be a plus as well...
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Mine are starting to fog up, looks like I'll be trying this out! Thanks for posting up.

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