Drill Based Headlight Restoration Kits

Drill-Based Headlight Restoration Kits require the use of a household drill but step up your correction for restoring plastic headlights.


  • “Elbow Grease” reduced to a minimum
  • Sandpaper is used to it’s full potential
  • Quicker — can usually be completed in under an hour
  • Polishing with a drill can produce a better shine


  • Utilizing a drill requires knowledge and may slow down an inexperienced user
  • Accidental sandpaper scuffs may remove paint if tape is not used (or included)
  • Requires tools that customers may not have

Drill-Based Headlight Restoration Kits

Kit NameShort DescriptionOur RatingPrice
3M 39045 Headlight Renewal Kit with Protectant Drill
4.75 Stars (4.75 / 5)
3M 39014 Lens Renewal Kit Drill
4.50 Stars (4.50 / 5)
3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System Drill
4.25 Stars (4.25 / 5)
MOTHERS 7251 NuLens Headlight Renewal Kit Drill
4.00 Stars (4.00 / 5)
Meguiar's G1900K Headlight and Clear Plastic Restoration Kit Drill
3.00 Stars (3.00 / 5)
Meguiar's G3000 Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit Drill
3.25 Stars (3.25 / 5)


Benefits Breakdown

Sandpaper is a manual task.  It requires constant even motion and pressure to do a great job.  Using a drill and drill-based backing plate to attach sandpaper is an advantage for arm fatigue.  The only fatigue you will now have is holding a drill for roughly 2-3 minutes.

When using sandpaper on a tool, you are able to do more work and achieve better results than you could by hand due to the nature of RPMs (rotation per minutes).  Your arm/hand will never move at the speed a tool will.  Period.

By utilizing the advantages of a tool, headlight restorations time will be cut in half.  Both the sanding and the polishing steps of headlight restorations will become much shorter and a pair of headlights could be cleaned up in under an hour.

Polishing with a tool will produce better results.  Drills and polishers help achieve better cut and have higher speeds than any human-body can achieve.  Your finished product will look immensely better.


Disadvantages Breadown

Utilizing a drill requires knowledge.  Thankfully this knowledge is considered a novice skill and can be learned within minutes of glancing over the user manual.

Sanding and polishing with a drill requires a drill.  We understand that not everyone owns a drill, which is why we have made a list of our recommended headlight cleaning kits that are tool-less.

Accidental scuffs while sanding may remove surrounding paint.  This is a big issue.  Tape is very important to the headlight restoration process and should be considered a high priority item.


Don’t Have a Drill?

Check out our Tool-less Headlight Restoration Kits.  These kits don’t require any tools, but may take more time than the above recommendations.

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