Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration


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Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:45 pm



Any have any experience with this product?

I found it on YouTube from a guy who was replying to a very good YouTube tutorial that I was watching, and made some good comments with this stuff.

https://www.savemylenses.com/

from what I gather, you can dispense with buying the expensive 3M headlight restoration kit, and buy sheets of Wet or Dry sandpaper and do it by hand.

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Gary Roy 4 months ago

As professionals we do recommend clear coats because sanding removes the original UV coatings, there are no polishes or sealers that hold in heavy sun parts of the country or through a harsh winter.

Our Rock Hard Clear is the only clear specifically designed for poly-carbonate lenses, it has over 35% solid content whereas standard spray clears have maybe 5%. Additionally, some polishes will actually damage the lens material because they are petroleum based and break down plastics.

Simply wet sand with 180 to 220 W&D sandpaper, follow up with 800 to 1000 W&D sandpaper...

then spray with "Rock Hard Clear".

Done and done for about $1 per lens, nothing works better, faster or for less money... Guaranteed! www.SaveMyLenses.com


~John

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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by tfdeputydawg » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:56 pm

BEFORE they become milky
Key words in the ad!
By the way-all polycarbonate headlamp lenses have a hardcoat applied.
Rub through that and your lenses will be be trash in short time!

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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:53 pm

guess it don't matter anyway.

they are dinosaurs now, email addresses are invalid
and the phone number is answered by a paper thin online retailer, who's website is soooo slow, as to make you run for the hills...

scratch this idea.
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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by dakotanator » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 am

My '83 Aspy has a glass lens, so I don't have to worry about that......yet...? ha ha.

HOWEVER......I have a '92 Dodge Dakota with plastic lenses.......and just by chance found something that really worked.

OF ALL PLACES........Harbor Freight. They have a "lens repair kit" for $14.99 (less w/ coupon). I thought "What the heck" and gave it a try. It was either $15, or
$170 for EACH SIDE set of lenses. (3 lenses per side).

They had 3 different grits of sandpaper disks in it (for each lens) and it worked great. I can't believe how good it came out. Many other products out there are
$40 or more. I can say.......it worked for me. BUT......as others have said.......put on a "sealer" of some kind after. It will help prevent having to re-do them so soon.
My lenses were so milky, I couldn't safely drive at night. Now.......just like new. (or close)
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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:50 pm

I've been using Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover and a microfiber cloth on our cars lately - it does a great job of clearing up the haze on the headlight lenses.
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:30 pm

Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:50 pm
I've been using Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover and a microfiber cloth on our cars lately - it does a great job of clearing up the haze on the headlight lenses.
gonna try that.
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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:31 pm

dakotanator wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 am


OF ALL PLACES........Harbor Freight. They have a "lens repair kit" for $14.99 (less w/ coupon). I thought "What the heck" and gave it a try. It was either $15,
next trip, going to get that.....
I already bought a set of new headlights for one car, even at half price from J C Whitney, it was almost $250 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
~John

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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by dakotanator » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:30 pm

There are many different methods out there. All of them include some form of "sanding grit". Anywhere from 400 to 3000 grit "material", either sandpaper or liquid.
Many, many of them work fine.......you just have to try one and see which one works for you. It WILL save you money. There was no way I was going to pay $340 for a set of lights for my 1992 Dakota with 209,000 mi. on it. I love the truck......but C'MON..!!! hahaha

Spending 15-30 min. to sand a little bit of plastic is well worth the $15 I spent.
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Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:15 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:50 pm
I've been using Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover and a microfiber cloth on our cars lately - it does a great job of clearing up the haze on the headlight lenses.
gonna try that.
My method is to spray a bit onto the microfiber cloth, then start wiping the lens - it takes a few minutes to clear up, but they seem to stay clear for a long while. I did my motorhome lights about 6 months ago and they're still clear...

...and you can find the Bug and Tar Remover for as little as $5 at Walmart!


Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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