I Bought EVERY Headlight Restoration Kit At O'Reillys *And Tested Them*

  Shikime 163,167


Muaj më parë

Headlight restoration is a huge deal these days. After cars switched to plastic headlight lenses we had to find ways to fix them when the UV coatings degrade and the plastic itself starts to break down. The plastic yellows or becomes hazy, reducing the light output and making the car look much worse. Now it seems like everyone makes a kit to fix them. Since I had 6 trashed headlights in the shop that needed fixed, I decided to buy every kit I could at O'Reillys and put them to the test.
Turtle Wax Headlight Restorer:
Rain-X Headlight Restorer:
3M Headlight Restoration Kit:
3M Ultra Headlight Restoration Kit:
Mothers Nulens Headlight Restoration Kit:
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Galactic Residue
Galactic Residue 20 minuta më parë
Turtle wax making a comeback!
Lim Bunny
Lim Bunny 12 orë më parë
Sand and 2k clear for a permanent fix.
Chris Linfors
Chris Linfors Ditë më parë
My Dads car is definitely in need of this, so this video was really helpful lmao. Thanks man!
CHRISTINE B 2 ditë më parë
Thank you guys!!!
AllergicToSnow 4 ditë më parë
Too bad you couldn’t find the Meguiers and Sylvania kits to compare. Those are available to me in my area.
Brkuma Wenberu
Brkuma Wenberu 4 ditë më parë
Thank you for you effort.
Maxx Michael
Maxx Michael 6 ditë më parë
Where is the McGuire's?
EK Swoosh
EK Swoosh 7 ditë më parë
I just use acetone on a blue shop towel, I will never go back
J Breach
J Breach 8 ditë më parë
Great video, very well done and with real world conditions ... I appreciate the honesty and objectivity in your videos.
William Terry
William Terry 9 ditë më parë
You didn't use the best kit. Sylvania makes the best restore kit on the market. Only costs 19.99
FatManChew909 9 ditë më parë
How about do a rain-x with the drill and sponge.
Borodino Joe
Borodino Joe 10 ditë më parë
Sand with 2000 to get the dirt out of the plastic then fluff with a buffer. Then clean with comet to ruff it and clean it. Then paint it an adhesive pro motor, then clear coat with car paint. That’s the only way. Thanks
cbmbdb 11 ditë më parë
Learn to work on your own stuff guys. Oreillys are full of idiots Buy youre stuff from Rock auto for half the price if not more and keep rolling.
Chefjjdecker 12 ditë më parë
I used a silica based whitening toothpaste and a drill brush. Worked great!
Priceles$ (A.K.A WaySydeBeats)
Priceles$ (A.K.A WaySydeBeats) 14 ditë më parë
Bug spray👍
JUAN HERRERA 14 ditë më parë
Thanks fer taking the time and work i had done my moms 04 mitsubishi Montero sport used some sanding and an acrylic clear coat and it came out awesome then i did my sisters 12 equinox and the clear coat immediately cracked i thought i caked it on too much then again sanded all down and again it caked so sanded all down again and used Maguire's kit cleaning pad with the cleaning soltion and their clear coat and finnaly it came out decent but I'm not sure why the clear coat i used first wouldnt layer right i suspect cheap either replacment lights or gm oem lights . ton of work next time ill use either maguiers or turtle wax lesson learned. good luck widat . this aint for lazies
George Scharton
George Scharton 16 ditë më parë
Really? Scientific?
Peter Tomson
Peter Tomson 18 ditë më parë
U was useing the turtle wax kit. But figured I'd watch anyway.. Good choice. 😎 👍🏼✌️Thanks guys. 😎
Lucy Lucy
Lucy Lucy 19 ditë më parë
I bought the turtle wax one today and gonna use it tomorrow. Kind of excited now ^_^
Benji P
Benji P 19 ditë më parë
I'm quite surprised by the turtle wax even considering this doesn't factor in long term results. Project farm also did a great comparison video of kits with the turtle wax being the least favorable of the bunch
Just Views
Just Views 21 ditë më parë
I tried the rain-x kit and you commented at 23:46 about UV protection and it definitely doesn't the lights reverted back to their faded yellow state after less than 6 months later. I will see if I can find the 3M kits here and use that. Others I have seen actually put on a clear coat of paint, what is your thoughts on that ?.
miamimagicians magician miami
miamimagicians magician miami 21 ditë më parë
I’m gonna save you all 25 minutes of your life and say they picked turtle wax as The best
miamimagicians magician miami
miamimagicians magician miami 21 ditë më parë
You could’ve done this whole video in less than 30 seconds
Ms B
Ms B 21 ditë më parë
My x5 Headlights look like that 😏
Ms B
Ms B 21 ditë më parë
He didn't use 🧤😲
Jared O
Jared O 23 ditë më parë
You guys forgot to get Wipe New from O'Reilly
Ryan Kay
Ryan Kay 23 ditë më parë
The sylvania kit is the best one out there. They're usually next to the headlights they sell in the store, not with the other kits
Andre Turner
Andre Turner 25 ditë më parë
Off woods will do the trick
Chris Warfield
Chris Warfield 25 ditë më parë
I used the Sylvania kit on my 2002 911 headlights and it worked great. The headlights were like the Xterra's and they look brand new. No glazing or any residual damage and their clear coat is fantastic. I had to order it from Amazon as none of the auto parts stores in my area carried the Sylvania kit. If I have to do another set of headlights, I will give the Turtle Wax kit a go. Thanks for the great info!
speedhumps 26 ditë më parë
Just a heads up man, used to work at O'Reilly and it's not O'Reillys.. It's just O'Reilly. The three siblings that own the company hate when people say O'Reillys in fact you get a coaching if an employee says it when they answer the phone.
Rahman Khademi
Rahman Khademi 27 ditë më parë
Turtle wax is amazing 👏
jamie4084 27 ditë më parë
Today I mixed 2 grounded denture cleaning tablets with toothpaste , applied and buffed with winter weather stripping... Rinsed with oxy clean, then water, then dried then buffed with turtle clear liquid wax...like new
Desert Sasquatch Xploration
Desert Sasquatch Xploration 27 ditë më parë
Turtle wax is really making good stuff now. I love the ceramic coating line, dust just rinses off my cars and they have the middle priced urethane and cheap enamel Maaco paint jobs gives them a solid shine
djchickenwing0 28 ditë më parë
I don’t know what I used to clean my headlights I believe turtle wax...and they’ve been clean almost a year!
EpicBeerPour 29 ditë më parë
Great content. Would like to see more product comparisons, tools, hacks and fixes etc now that you have a shop.
Computer Works
Computer Works 29 ditë më parë
all you need to do is buff sand and spray clear coat over your headlights done no need for a kit been doing that your years and have done so many of my friends headlights its crazy they are all amazed when I am done in 15 min
JONS :D 29 ditë më parë
Soccer mom cars get lasik ... *epic transformation* 🤣
Scott Butts
Scott Butts Muaj më parë
Turtle Wax leaves a hard-shell finish™
Cristian Muaj më parë
The best ond I used was the As Seen On TV headlight restoration... works wonders.
E Wood
E Wood Muaj më parë
I used the mother's kit on a car and I have issues with the rigid sanding disks. The 3000 grit it backed with a sponge but none of the lower grits are which makes it really hard on curved surfaces. I would not revomend it.
Killer Sleeve
Killer Sleeve Muaj më parë
Used the turtle wax kit myself before watching this and went in knowing it was going to win it’s very very user friendly too
Leonard Nose
Leonard Nose Muaj më parë
Sad to know I didn’t win the x5 but happy for the new owner. Hope he gets alot of miles out of it and enjoys every one of em. Good on you jr for giving it away for free.
Zachary Jones
Zachary Jones Muaj më parë
Turtle wax is what my dad used and told me to use as well. It just works lol
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[ ] Muaj më parë
In my professional opinion the Meguiars kit is the best out there!
Jesse Bouchard
Jesse Bouchard Muaj më parë
The rain was impressive, but turtle wax is awesome
William Mize
William Mize Muaj më parë
Looks like some more do not buy em cars
Dave in MD
Dave in MD Muaj më parë
Based on this video I bought the Turtle Wax Kit and it did a wonderful job on the headlights on my 1999 BMW. While not perfect they look SO much better.
Jeff Boyn
Jeff Boyn Muaj më parë
Wd40 will do the job
Arthur Muaj më parë
Turtles are celebrating all over the world :p. Good video. Would’ve been cool to see before and after headlight brightness.
Kenneth Iman
Kenneth Iman Muaj më parë
Turtle wax polish is great to restore a vintage stereo receiver faceplate.
LessThanHandy Muaj më parë
Sylvania's Kit (lifetime warranty - just register it)would make a great contender....just used it last week and headlights look brand new.
Matt kelley
Matt kelley Muaj më parë
Thanks for the video I just bought a 2004 Nissan Xterra and I have to do the headlights and y’all helped me decide what to use. Also it’s not 4 wheel drive but I love it there are so many things you can do , you can make it your hobby from buying decals to put on to adding roof racks , ladder racks it’s just fun all around. Thanks again !
Michael Myers
Michael Myers Muaj më parë
All right I got to get out tomorrow turtle Wax kit is on my to-do list,my headlight assemblies are not yellow thank God but they do need a little TLC and they are on a 2002 Dodge caravan, so I'm definitely going to invest in this and spend a couple hours doing some cleaning on my headlights thanks for the review
shane42069420 shane42069420
shane42069420 shane42069420 Muaj më parë
I use harbor freights kit
James Walnut
James Walnut Muaj më parë
Yep, Turtle Wax kit. I still use it without the clear coat pack. They give you so much compound and spray lubricant so why not use it until the pads wear out.
Xan Page-Brown
Xan Page-Brown Muaj më parë
just gonna say, but when you were in a shop you should wear a mask, is it not a requirement in the states because it is here in England
GpzJeffrey Muaj më parë
That Xterra is a second generation. Not a early 2000 soccer mom SUV at all. 2005 was the first year on those, and they were true off road vehicles. If you want to see what they can be, see "thenewx" dot com and their TOTM section. Mine has full steel bumpers, steel skid plates and rock rails from Shrockworks, three inch lift with 33" tires, Armada front differential, locking rear diff, winch, yada yada yada...Not a crawler, but I can go anywhere with it, and have.
321bytor Muaj më parë
Oh really? No, O'Reilly
scotw67 Muaj më parë
I had great luck with the 3M kit, but not the one you used. The one I had came with a drill pad and multiple sanding discs and clear coat.
Shopping For Dollars
Shopping For Dollars Muaj më parë
I'm going to get the turtle wax (or) 3M kit. Thankyou for the review.
Richard Seelye
Richard Seelye Muaj më parë
Thanks for your test. I know can do the job without guessing . Again thanks guys.
xPooYox Muaj më parë
I just use the Turtle 🐢 wax and it does work ! 💯😎👍
Art Florez
Art Florez Muaj më parë
Great video. Fortunately my car is covered both at home and at work so I hopefully won't have the oxidation problems but if I ever do, I will go with the Turtle Wax. I have to say that the only problem with this video was a few times when JR was totally blocking the action with his head. LOL
Roberto Salazar
Roberto Salazar Muaj më parë
But is the Turtle wax Wax any good?
Roberto Salazar
Roberto Salazar Muaj më parë
I used Turtle Wax and it did leave me headlight looking brand new. But the haze is coming back. Seems like you might need to do this at least once a year to keep the results
Rhys Parker
Rhys Parker Muaj më parë
Great to see a real-world test of these. Have been toying with the Turtle Wax kit for my slightly clouded Saab headlights. This has convinced me 👍
Nissan Altima Obsessed
Nissan Altima Obsessed Muaj më parë
Turtle Wax is a good brand!
Jim Schafer
Jim Schafer Muaj më parë
Awesome demo test, I option for the turtle wax product.
Todd Smith
Todd Smith Muaj më parë
Just buy new head lenses. I brought mine for $150.00 for two
Mruofacat Muaj më parë
Actually, Mothers Mag and Wheel polish beats all of the "Kits" . Just use a microfiber towel and very little scrubbing required. Try it, you will be amazed.
scott bishop
scott bishop Muaj më parë
I’ve used the mother’s kit many times. I was pretty pleased with it because I hadn’t found anything better. But bruh.... I’m buying the turtlewax kit next time!
100% reality
100% reality Muaj më parë
If only someone was smart enough to make headlight Lens out of glass not junk plastic now wouldn't that be amazing.or to make the plastic lense removable from the unit for replacement so you don't have to buy an entire new headlight so you can see the road when driving at night.
Randal Oxford
Randal Oxford Muaj më parë
Turtle wax hybrid ceramic wax is great too
Keane McGough
Keane McGough Muaj më parë
Clear tape clears headlights up like magic. This is not a joke. There are two downsides. The tape comes off after a while. Also your lens will yellow under the tape even more. But it works for a few weeks.
Mark Parish
Mark Parish Muaj më parë
You posted just in time. I was looking at kits to do my daughter's car I'm working on that I got in auction.
Mark Parish
Mark Parish Muaj më parë
I sent before and after on you insta
Matt Jasin
Matt Jasin Muaj më parë
Cerakote headlight kit is superior to everything
Luis Eduardo Gordillo
Luis Eduardo Gordillo Muaj më parë
For a moment there I thought you said "All the greatest sucker moms". To bad it as "soccer moms". I died. Hahahaha
hitardo Muaj më parë
JR, please fix the links on the video description. This way, you can earn something from this. Just tried the Turtle Wax one, but it gives a 404 error. Cheers!
Mon Legaspi
Mon Legaspi Muaj më parë
I've been using this Turtle wax headlight restorer with the Turtle wax ice on a turtle neck. Me and my car are so coool on the road 😎🚗🐢
Far_Queue Muaj më parë
Subbed because not wearing a mask is old school cool
Fugazi5150 Muaj më parë
Those are temporary fix.The best way to do it is to sand it down and use a clear coat spray can.
Alan Here
Alan Here Muaj më parë
The X5 is an SAV.
Randy Murray
Randy Murray Muaj më parë
To bad they were out of the McGuire's kit.. That's what i use and the results are perfect.. This is a great video guys.
Mike Berthold
Mike Berthold Muaj më parë
I really want to say thank you for showing a tutorial how to clean headlights funny that you're using rubber gloves while using those products but I noticed you didn't wear a face mask when you are at O'Reilly's
Joshua Jeremy
Joshua Jeremy Muaj më parë
I use 🐢 wax for all my auto detailing. It always performs as good or better than expensive brands. Just because it's inexpensive doesn't mean it's bad.
Gman 207
Gman 207 Muaj më parë
I love the maguirs headlight restoration kit with that kit your headlights will last about a year 2 sandpaper a drill attachment brush to agitate the head lights for better results i recommend using a drill like Milwaukee or other drill sets... the kit also come with the paste and a small bottle that has sealant and a foam applicator most of these kits dont come with a sealant and headlight only last like 3 weeks or so then they start getting hazed again because theres no sealant protecting the plastic from the UV light the reason some of these headlights didn't came out good because they did it by hand drill set will come out even better remmber work smart and not hard.
Aaron M.
Aaron M. Muaj më parë
Used the Turtle Wax one myself about 7 years ago on my truck - was blown away at how good it was. The protectant held up well too - didn't fade in the year left that I had it before getting another vehicle. For upkeep and general polishing, Meguiar's PlastX is *really* good - it is a mild polish as well as a chemical deoxidizer it can turn a set around in a couple minutes, like the RainX one, _but_ .... you have to apply some sort of UV protectant or they'll just start yellowing again. The UV protectant/sealant is the one critical thing in the long run if the headlights are to _stay_ looking good. That or the government allowing glass headlights again. ;)
Joe Momma
Joe Momma Muaj më parë
Do it at mothers and save!
Dru Arwood
Dru Arwood Muaj më parë
As an oreillys worker i love watching videos of products in our store so i can always recommend the best stuff for my customers! This video was awesome and keep up the good work guys!!!!!!
Bob Trammell
Bob Trammell Muaj më parë
No control in test group with 3 different auto makers. Where's project farm when you need him.
Matthew Du Toit
Matthew Du Toit Muaj më parë
Use meguiars plastix. I use it by hand.... It's worth it! Try it
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Muaj më parë
The previous owner tented the headlights on my corvette. Should I try one of these kits to remove the tent of is there a better procedure for that? Maybe there is another content opportunity here?
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Muaj më parë
Awesome public service video sir. TW it is.
Dario Gebleš
Dario Gebleš Muaj më parë
Video starts at 8:30. Thank me later
Seth Rock
Seth Rock Muaj më parë
Used the turtle Wax kit on my son’s Honda Civic, it lasted about year before full have back
Citizen Park
Citizen Park Muaj më parë
Why weren’t you wearing a mask at O’Reillys?
Nicole Gwynn
Nicole Gwynn Muaj më parë
I'm going to get turtle wax.my car is old. Nissan rogue 2012. in long island when I drive my headlights are so dim I can't see if they are on I have to hit the high beam all the way home. 20 minutes or so but I dont feel safe. thanks for the test summer is coming and I need to see in all weather
Gerardo Gonzalez
Gerardo Gonzalez Muaj më parë
Tooth paste works pretty good
Famus 801
Famus 801 Muaj më parë
The Maguires kit at Walmart works super great for 25$ definitely recommend, headlights are still looking good even after 6+ months
Steven Plaskett
Steven Plaskett Muaj më parë
I say rain x for newer cars with light hazing and turtle wax for old beater cars that was amazing
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