Top positive review
2 people found this helpful
My headlights are shiny bright again - Thanks Turtle Wax!
on 31 May 2017
The headlights of my old (2003) Audi A3 were yellowed and cloudy, a bit like my ageing eyes. I bought this kit to try to restore them, rather than replacing them, which is expensive.
I read the instructions through a couple of times, and the process isn't simple, as you have to use the right pads with the right liquid in the right order at the right time. This taxed my brain a little but I decided to have a go.
The kit provides everything you need, including the polythene gloves I used (I'm sure these were in there - but you could borrow some from your local petrol station if not). The instructions recommend you mask areas of paintwork around the lights before using. I didn't but I was also very careful.
This is a slow and tedious process. The instructions are clear about which solution to use and which pads to use and the length of time you need to use them for. Whilst it is slow AND complicated, you just need to keep following the instructions. One solution is used for scrubbing lights to remove yellowing and cloudiness, then the other is used to protect them so that they, hopefully, don't go yellow and cloudy again.
Whilst scrubbing the headlights, I didn't notice any real difference, but once finished there was a clearly visible clarity to my headlights, which definitely wasn't there before. This may have been wishful thinking, after all I had just spent the best part of an hour (or more) scrubbing them. I should add that my lights were particularly bad so the difference afterwards would have been that much more noticeable.
However, later that evening, when driving, the headlights were significantly brighter, even though my eyes were still yellowed and cloudy.
Overall a great product, cheaper than replacing headlights, and cheaper than paying someone to do it for you. I may need to do it again for next winter, but still have plenty of solution left to have another go if necessary. A shame I didn't do before and after photos...