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Consumer reports tested these about a year ago and determined the Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit was the best. The 3M kit was also good. They showed no degradation in clarity after 3 months. They found the sealant on the cheaper kits wore away in 2 months, so try to avoid the cheaper kits. The sealant is really important, because otherwise the bare plastic will dull from the UV in sunlight.
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^+1. Then, with the $ you saved, change all the fluids/filters and do a tune-up if needed.
You forgot the years worth of car washes or 100 gallons of gas. (I was just told of the actual cost today). But if you gotta have it. You must pay the price. Even if its $400-$800. Otherwise
1)buy the headlight restore kit. (3m or turtle wax)
2)Slyvania's Silverstar ultras or Phillips extremes
3)FULL POWER HEADLIGHT wiring harness
RJM Injection Tech — Headlight Harness

That's a perscription for 125% increase in light guaranteed to get you pulled over.

All that and you still save $300+

Then again, at the risk of being a hypocrite; I'll still have to pay the cost for the HID's.


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I work part time in a Hand Car Wash/Detail Shop/Express detail/Light Mechanical/Oil Change/clean whatever shop. When it comes to headlight restoration we have been using LMC wetsanding compound (tan like color) applied with a pad by hand and hand buffed, or high speed buffed. Works great, and extremely low cost. I think i will have to look into those harnesses. Is there a certain type of bulb required after installing that harness?
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We have the headlight harness for cheaper and you still use the stock bulb: Headlight Harness 92-07 SHO Source

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I think that soon I will be putting a new headlight harness in. Not to ask a dumb question, but does this mean I can run a 100 watt bulb legally for driving beams? Or will it just make maximum use of the bulbs I already have?

+1 on the 3M restoration kit. It worked wonders on my g3 headlights, though I was less pleased with my g4 lights. I plan on re-doing it.


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We have the headlight harness for cheaper and you still use the stock bulb: Headlight Harness 92-07 SHO Source
What gauge wiring 12 or 10?


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I think that soon I will be putting a new headlight harness in. Not to ask a dumb question, but does this mean I can run a 100 watt bulb legally for driving beams? Or will it just make maximum use of the bulbs I already have?

+1 on the 3M restoration kit. It worked wonders on my g3 headlights, though I was less pleased with my g4 lights. I plan on re-doing it.
The kit list working with a 100W bulb but it would be at your risk.

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What gauge wiring 12 or 10?
I do not know. I would have to find out.

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Fwiw, Xtravisions are good economical bulbs too.
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At Advanced Auto all Silverstars are on sale "$5 off". The regular silverstars for $35, Ultras for $45 and ZXE's for $54 until 1/30/13

thanks for that heads up, i need a spare set
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