Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit – We put it to the test

Hi guys

At Opies, we’re firm believers in testing a product before it gets our seal of approval. This week, we had a colleagues car whos headlights were looking a bit misty and tired – we thought this would be the perfect oppurtunity to put the Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit to the test!

Below, you will find images and some quick and simple instructions on how to get started. You will see how we fared with this product, and the results that you can expect by following similar steps.

The Product: Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit – Includes Sanding and Finishing Pads.

The kit contains everything you will need for the job, from start to finish.

  • Plast-RX: Designed to work in perfect tandem with the buffing pads, providing just the right level of polish.
  • Easy Buff Pad: Connects straight to a standard drill, giving you a quick and easy alternative to an expensive buffing machine.
  • Sanding Microfibre Pad: Gives enough abrasion to get those really stubborn stains off without damaging the plastic.
  • Finishing Pad: For giving that final buff to the headlight, creating a clear layer to enhance headlight power.



The headlight in question

Cloudiness, yellowing, scratches and the ever present bird mess are all here – you can see the fuzzy surface layer that hinders headlight power. As you can see in the following images, we attached a quick layer of masking tape as a “safe zone” around the light unit to avoid any potential issues.

A couple of clicks and you’re away

On the right, you can see the “Easy Buff Pad” connected to the drill, it literally fits straight in, and you just need to tighten it up like a drill bit. Simple. Cup of tea is not compulsory, but is recommended.

A little goes a long way!

Here, you can see our recommended dose of “Plast-RX” on the buff pad, you don’t need much as it is very effective, just a small blob at a time to get started.


The finished product

After several passes with the buffing pad, focusing on areas that need some extra attention, and a few more applications of Plast-RX, we were very impressed with the finish achieved. The microfibre pads really helped in removing excess paste and getting a super finish. For the cost of the product ease of application, it’s a cost effective and alternative to shelling out for expensive new lenses and headlights.

As you can see, there’s a marked improvement between the headlight at the beginning, and the one that has been subjected to the Meguiars Headlight Cleaning Kit. You can view this product HERE, at the great price of £17.91 when you use the discount code OPIEBLOG.

You can view all of Meguiars products HERE, it’s well worth a look if you’ve got some cleaning and detailing planned on your vehicle before summer. If you need any advice, just give us a call on 01209 202 944 or drop us an email to and we’ll be happy to help.

Until next time!


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