Sylvania Headlight Restore Kit

Gomez Adams

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I don't often harp on about a product, but when it is really, really good I make sure to talk about it.

My wife's car, a 2013 Volvo S60, was getting some deterioration on the headlights. My old Volvo's headlights are pretty bad off as well. So I ordered in this kit:


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And here are the results - BEFORE:

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And AFTER:

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Full disclosure: It's a LOT of work. I guess if you're young it's not that big a deal but when you have old, arthritic hands it takes a good bit out of you.

But as you can see, it's well worth the work. I just ordered another kit to do my car with.
 

Hugo Stiglitz

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I'll have to send that to my brother. We've got a couple F150's at the farm that could really use that shit. It gets dark as fuck out there and the lenses are pretty much yellow.
 
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Today was my old, trusty 2009 S60's turn.

Before:

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After:

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It's simply unreal how good it is. For 20 bucks.

Observation: they barely give you enough activator that helps break down the old UV coating and is used as a final rinse.

But they give you WAY more UV coating than you need. In fact, I used the remaining UV coating from the first kit and didn't have to open the second one at all.
 

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That is amazing. Seriously. It looks like one of those ads that should have the DO NOT EXPECT THESE RESULTS warning on it.
 
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I still look at it each time I go out.

That car is getting up on jacks this week. It's been neglected forever. I've got new struts, shocks, springs, brakes, the whole shooting match coming. Once I get it all on there I'm going for new tires and I'll be all set.
 

Hugo Stiglitz

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I'm going to guess that it's really neglected brake fluid. Holy shit dude. That's fucking awful. I've seen hydraulic fluid come out of tractors 25 years old that didn't look that bad.
 
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