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 Name||Short Description||Our Rating||Price|
|3M 39045 Headlight Renewal Kit with Protectant|| Drill |
(4.75 / 5)
|3M 39014 Lens Renewal Kit|| Drill|
(4.50 / 5)
|3M 39008 Headlight Lens Restoration System|| Drill|
(4.25 / 5)
|MOTHERS 7251 NuLens Headlight Renewal Kit|| Drill|
(4.00 / 5)
|Meguiar's G1900K Headlight and Clear Plastic Restoration Kit|| Drill|
(3.00 / 5)
|Meguiar's G3000 Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit|| Drill |
(3.25 / 5)
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.
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.