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Headlight Restoration — Best method yet for restoring plastic headlight lenses

Headlight Restoration — Best method yet for restoring plastic headlight lenses

Here’s how we cleaned and restored our cloudy, yellowed headlights to like-new condition. This is the third method we’ve tried, and while the others worked to some degree, this one holds more promise than ever!

We’ve been towing our CR-V around by the nose for nearly 17 years, and it’s never been garaged. Spending most winters in the Desert Southwest sun certainly doesn’t help matters.

In this video, John takes you through a Real-Time DIY, showing you in near real-time, with very little editing, h0w easy it is to get your cloudy, yellowed plastic headlight lenses looking like new.


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Jim

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Great articles on the headlight restoration! I’d never pay those ridiculous prices places charge for this service. QUESTION: We have a 2014 Honda CRV Toad. Wondering if you (RV GEEKS) or any others out there have found reasonably priced LED Headlight Bulbs that work well, have bright white light - increase the night time view and don’t burn out?

TheRVgeeks

Monday 22nd of November 2021

Hi Jim! We installed LED headlights we got from M4, and LOVE them. They provide brilliant, clear white light, far better than the originals, with great visibility. We're pretty sure the 9003 is the right one for a 2014 CR-V: https://m4products.com/headlights-h4-v6s-headlight-kit-with-h4-9003-hb2-bases/ If you decide to go with them, make sure you use the RVGEEKS discount code to save 5%.

Roger B

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

I sent the link to my neighbor that tried everything else that didn't work so he sent for the restoration kit.

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Hope it works for him after so many tries!

Pius Horning

Monday 16th of December 2019

Wow John, you can be salesman of the year. it looks so much easier to use then the toothpaste treatment. But the proof is in the pudding, let us know how long it lasts Please. Good video, fortunately for me my vehicles are all new ones and don't have to worry about this just yet.

TheRVgeeks

Monday 16th of December 2019

LOL! Thanks, Pius! It was very easy... though not as minty-fresh as the toothpaste technique! ???? We’ll definitely report back on how it’s holding up!

Russ Haugh

Monday 16th of December 2019

I would really like to, but your system does not like me and when I tried to login through Google apparently I do not exist!! BS!!

TheRVgeeks

Monday 16th of December 2019

Sorry to hear you're having trouble, Russ... but where, specifically, are you trying to "login through Google" that's not allowing you to login? Our website (this one... www.thervgeeks.com) doesn't HAVE a login. So we're not sure where you're trying to get to.

Kathy Gallagher

Monday 16th of December 2019

Hi guys! I got this tip from You Tube channel "Sweet Project Car" . Use Mothers Mag Polish on the cloudy yellow headlight lens. I know it sounds like it will scratch but it works really well! Cleaned up our 2005 Camry quickly and easily. Much better than the kit I bought from auto parts store. Regards, Kathy G

TheRVgeeks

Monday 16th of December 2019

Thanks for the tip, Kathy. There are definitely lots of ways to solve this problem (we're now on our THIRD, LOL!)... but all of those options for cleaning/polishing the lens... don't do anything to protect it from aging/yellowing/oxidizing again. Which is why we're so eager for this product to be our new go-to option. If we only have to do this once every 9-12 months... we'll be thrilled (other things like cleaning wipes & toothpaste require us to do it about every 2-3 months, depending on exposure to the sun)!

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