This topic is back for round two. The first installment was trying out the Rain-X version of the same concept. That didn’t work as well as I had hoped it would. But — and there’s always a but — I had some choices when I was picking up that failed experiment.

This time I headed back to the store and picked up Meguiar’s Headlight Restoration Kit since I was still annoyed at how things looked. In fact I think things looked a bit worse in the intervening month. More oxidation I’m guessing.

Before (after the other attempt a month ago) it looked like this:

After around 20 minutes of hitting it with the included buffing pad attached to my drill things really started to look a lot better. It’s still work, but a lot less tiresome than before!

After around 20 minutes (and a little bit of hand work with a towel for a bit of detail work):

I still worked up a bit of a sweat and blew threw two batteries, but I can say with confidence that this stuff really works! If you’re going to try it out make sure you have some charged battery packs (or have a corded drill you can plug into the mains outlet)

The only real downside I can think of is the pad is too small to work on some of the more intricate parts of my headlight. Realistically though I think a pad that’s smaller would be more annoying for the most part since I was mostly working with the main part of the headlight. I’ll probably pick up something I can put on my Dremel and take care of some of the details.

Final thought: I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to make a headlight look better!

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