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In this video I show you how to "Super Clean Your Headlights!" This process will remove the dingy, cloudy, hazed over, outside layer of the plastic lens. Then I share with you the clear coat that I use to leave a lasting shine and protect them from the elements. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “How to super clean your headlights – permanently”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D K says:

    But how long does the lense retain it's clarity? My experience has been that in less than 6 months the lense is cloudy again. Oem replacements are really the only long term fix. Just my 2 cents

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheKC1958 says:

    Kilmer

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheKC1958 says:

    Thanks looks amazing. However, I love love Scotty Killer;

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rumen Hristov says:

    400-600-800. 2k clear in a can. 1200 sand. Med coarse buff. Fine buff. Then paint protection film.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scotty Parker says:

    Eric thank you for the heads up I've got a 96 cougar that needs to be done that w a y

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Payne says:

    My name is Bill nice job .How long do this coating last.Thank you

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dirk sichveland says:

    Yeah, the Sylvania bulbs are the Best. I have used the 3 M kit twice now in about 5 years. Like new again. An a lot of the new led or hid bulbs for sale I saw in fine print say the are not street legal. Thanks.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fabian Hutchinson says:

    Finally just watched the girls do the control arm video.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clint Elchert says:

    Hey Eric O. I really enjoy your channel. I'm from a small rural farming town in North West Ohio. I have been a subscriber for several months now. I originally referenced your channel when it first was suggested to me on YouTube. This was before I subscribed. I'm glad to be a current subscriber of your channel. I like your no BS method when it comes down to problem solving skills. I also like your old school sense of humor. All while taking us the viewrs along for the ride. I've referenced your headlight restoration videos a few times. The have been very helpful and very informative. The only area I'm striking out in is with finding Safetclear on there website. For some reason every time I try get to their website it never lets me access their homepage. I'm still really interested in giving the Safetclear product a try on my 2012 Ford Fusion SE. Are there any other websites by chance where I can buy just the Safetclear product from your video? The only thing I've seen so far was a whole restoration kit of their's on Amazon. I just want to try the product in your video. But I don't necessarily want the whole kit.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars smokin truker says:

    I use turtle wax on mine works perfect no problems at all for my final coat

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bernando Turner says:

    Buy new lights Permanently..👻

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FScott Gray says:

    I have the 3M professional kit at my detail shop and have also used the over counter 3M kit. Both work great and last longer than other kits. I always use a good clear coat afterwards and never had a problem with it peeling or yellowing. I love the use the small 3000 trizac pad on small paint scratches.followed by the 3M polishing compound for quick permanent paint correction.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars twwtb says:

    "Super-Duper" is a great word. I'm waiting for Ford to come out with the Super-Duper Duty F350.
    Are you using a random-orbital tool to sand and polish the headlights? Where can I get one?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom says:

    So I cleaned my Daughter's Camry headlight lenses with rubbing compound you would normally use on your paint when you have a scrape. It worked really well. Someone tell me why this isn't acceptable?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Herbert says:

    Wish I could post a photo of how well this worked on my 99 Super Duty. Original lamps also. I am a happy man right now!!! (-:

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oby-1 says:

    Ceramic topcoat those headlights once a year to seal and protect the plastic.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert K Coulston says:

    less opaque

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nate Who says:

    I've done quite a bit of these. I think the big difference when I'm done is to really clean the lens with some paper towels b4 the last step. They now have a clearcoat whipe u can use that's super awesome when finished legit like new. But dr o my ? Is how do u get that super thick clearcoat off when doing like a escalade with out spending hours on it😅🤣??

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samantha Lightfoot says:

    Are these his daughters? Hanna and Marie? I’ve just found this channel a couple months ago and I watch him everyday! Thank you for all your knowledge!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Stuart says:

    Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish clears foggy lights with no sanding and it's a lot cheaper

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Go Canada says:

    I'D USE the same thing Scotty does, Maguire's as a final coat

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joey C says:

    Hey Eric love the video,
    And all your others. I always watch you just for fun.
    I am going to be cleaning head lights on my vehicle but the video didn’t really state if you apply the headlight clear coat overtop of the Wax/buffing compounds???
    Or are you supposed to wash it off.

    Also is the headlight clear coat from safeTclear a spay type coating?
    Or how does one apply it?

    Thanks Joey C

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mrdfoutz says:

    According to Scotty Kilmer, we're ALL stupid!

    Eric makes me miss my younger, DYI auto repair days!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Hobyak says:

    2004 focus wagon ZTW. I am replacing both sides with new units.

    How do I remove the bottom headlight assembly screw on the driver side?

    The air intake is in the way from under the car.

    I got the passenger side assembly off the car but I have no idea how to get at that bottom screw on the drivers side.

    Can that screw be accessed by removing the wheel splash guard?

    I haven't found any videos addressing this problem. THNX

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RedBud315 says:

    I started using Silver Stars when they first came out and also moved up to the Ultras when they came out. I agree that they are the best outside of going to HID, LED, or Projector bulbs.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Dudin says:

    LED man sucks hallogen

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Davis says:

    I used the 3M kit on my toyota tundra (4) months ago… spent a LOT of time they looked great….. key word "looked" Now September 3rd and they are getting cloudy again. Going to re-do them with the sylvania kit. I personally don't think the UV protect part of the 3M kit is much good. The sylvania kit, I have seen that last over a year on my old Jeep. Replacement headlights with the leveling motors for the tundra are pretty spicy price wise….not ready to do that yet….. but I know I am going to have to….eventually.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Todd K says:

    Cool of you to show the young ladies they can do these things. You’re a good dude E

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Axis Power Diesel says:

    I like the joke spray bottle that is either off or jet

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Streling says:

    yrs ago i had a caravan and the one before it the headlights turned yellow so when i bought my new one i bought the optical plastic covering that you install over the lens cost me around $50 and it worked great and they new van lights never yellowed as well, also it was thick enough that when you caught a stone or something it didnt break the light cover it did make a mark where the stone or object hit but no other damage ,was very easy to apply, this stuff can still be bought mostly online tho

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RAEL says:

    Oh gosh……use a respirator. Protect those young lungs. 😉

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Forastero De la Sierra says:

    Awesome finish

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike holley says:

    scotty kilmer says a lot of things i question

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CKRslotcars says:

    3M in my opinion has the best DIY kit. Meguiars is essentially the same but twice the cost.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nuevo Mexico1912 says:

    Just replace them. Cheap Plastic lights from China, are not expensive🤣

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JJY EMG says:

    Opaque just means it doesn't let ultra-violet rays thru the glass

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joe brock says:

    You can skip all that crap and use a deep woods off or WD-40 and it'll do the same thing DIY method from this country boy

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Rivera says:

    I didn't use clear coat in mine, never have and I've never had a fading issue either. I used wax on them when I was done and no problems ever since, and only wax them before winter

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sparks says:

    AIRCRAFT POLISH FOR THE WINDSHIELDS WORKS PRETTY GOOD AS WELL…PLASTIC RETAIL STORES CARRY IT…(I THINK…I GOT MY KIT THROUGH THEM…S&W PLASTICS RIVERSIDE CA

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sparks says:

    QUICK EASY FIX…TOOTHPASTE ONLY OUT WEST…NO SALT…

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! John Kakakios says:

    Looks great

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Supporter of everything you like. says:

    THIS WILL LAST FOR A MONTH! For an actual REAL PERMANENT finish!!
    Install a BRAND NEW SET of headlights. Save time money and the embarrassment of buying snake 🐍 oil from a shade tree mechanic.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dai iahi says:

    You got a University of Hawaii football helmet sticker on your lift?!!!!??

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KT says:

    The only problem with these products is, it looks good after the application. However, it won't last more than a year and starts to yellow again.
    Applying clear coat helps it looks good, but saw that it bends the light, making the headlights having a blurry output at night. Also, it will starts to peel over time.
    Apply the spray like plastic X, that you need to apply every year to maintain it.
    So far, what I seen that can last longer is a plastic uv wrap from 3m. Seems to last a while without needing yearly application.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RAMTEK says:

    My drill is corded so I guess I can't do this.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesse Woody says:

    Glass lenses are the answer. With halogen bulbs .
    LED with plastic sucks balls in winter.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Bosch says:

    Check out Cerakote for headlights. You're welcome 😊

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan Rodgers says:

    REPLACE THEM, THEY ARE OLD AND THE PLASTIC IC BAD.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Cobratei says:

    I hear ya about Scotty, but he does say to use headlight coating from Meguiars. Basically the plastic will eventually crack from the heat from the bulb.
    I'm all for restoration, I charge $50 – $125, of course depending on size and how bad they are. Is that a good price or should I charge more?

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