3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System

3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System

3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System is a great starter kit for headlight restorations.

Quick Description:

  • Takes approximately 1 hour to complete
  • Drill Required
  • Restores night time visibility and appearance of vehicle
  • Contains:
    • 1-disc pad holder
    • 1-3M soft interface pad
    • 6-3M sanding discs
    • 4-3M finishing discs
    • 1- 3M trizact disc
    • 1-3M headlight lens polish/rubbing compound (1 oz)
    • 1-buffing pad


  1. Attach the drill backing plate to your household drill
  2. Attach the P500 Yellow Abrasive Discs to the backing plate
  3. Begin sanding using constant motion and medium pace.
  4. Wipe off residue
  5. Attach the P800 White Abrasive Discs to the backing plate
  6. Begin sanding using constant motion and medium pace.
  7. Wipe off residue
  8. Attach the P3000 Trizact foam disc
  9. Apply water to the headlights and foam disc and sand using constant motion and a medium pace.
  10. Spray some water roughly every 10 seconds to the sanding area
  11. Wipe off residue and dry headlight
  12. Apply the 3M headlight polish to the orange foam pad
  13. Using the same speed and motion for sanding, polish your headlights
  14. Buff off any remaining compound with a towel


  • Sandpaper is utilized in this kit.  This is important because it will help with removing the oxidation that has built up on your headlights.
  • Has stages of sandpaper to help remove stubborn oxidation
  • Includes polish to help remove any leftover sanding marks


  • No sealant is included
  • No paint protective tape
  • Has a big jump in sandpaper (800-3000).  It should include a step in between like 1500 or 2000 wet sandpaper.
  • Headlights will become cloudy again

Our Rating:

4.25 Stars (4.25 / 5)

The 3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System is a great starter kit and will give you great results.  This kit utilizes a household drill and greatly improves the results you can achieve.  Using a drill while performing a headlight restoration helps minimize the amount of “elbow grease” required for a restoration.  A drill will also aid in the removal of stubborn oxidation by allowing you to sand at a higher rpm than your hand can achieve.  We recommend purchasing some 3M tape to help avoid accidental sanding of any paint surrounding your headlights.  This kit does not include a headlight sealant, and we recommend purchasing one.  If you do not have a drill, consider checking out our list of headlight restoration kits that don’t require tools.

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