5 Minute Headlamp Lens Restorer - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

5 Minute Headlamp Lens Restorer

Posted: Updated:
  • Does it Work WednesdayMore>>

  • Does It Work: Hot Huez Hair Chalk

    Does It Work: Hot Huez Hair Chalk

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:37:36 GMT
    If you're looking for a fun way to heat up your hair style this summer, Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk might be a good buy.
    If you're looking for a fun way to heat up your hair style this summer, Hot Huez Temporary Hair Chalk might be a good buy.
  • Does It Work: Veggetti

    Does It Work: Veggetti

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:38:23 GMT
    If you’re trying to eat healthy and add more vegetables into your diet, the Veggetti might be for you.
    If you’re trying to eat healthy and add more vegetables into your diet, the Veggetti might be for you.
  • Does It Work: Yoshi Grilling Mat

    Does It Work: Yoshi Grilling Mat

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-03 02:36:46 GMT
    If you’re getting ready to grill for the 4th of July, but don’t want to mess with the clean up, this new grilling mat might be for you.
    If you’re getting ready to grill for the 4th of July, but don’t want to mess with the clean up, this new grilling mat might be for you.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Foggy headlight covers can really reduce the brightness of your headlights causing a safety issue. But what do you do besides spending upwards to $200 at a shop to fix the problem? This week we're trying the CCP '5 Minute Headlamp Lens Restorer' before you buy it!

Ever since we started the 'Try It Before You Buy It' segment, a lot of you have sent me suggestions on my Facebook page on which products we should test out. For instance, Leslie Stewart asked me to check out the car headlamp cleaner to see if it really works. So this week we're gonna try it...before you buy it.

There's several different versions of this product on the market. We're testing the ' 5 Minute Headlamp Lens Restorer,' manufactured by CCP.

According to the package directions, you are suppose to clean your headlamps prior to using the restorer. After cleaning off both headlamps of a 'retired' WAVE-3 vehicle, we put the restorer product to the test. This particular product comes complete with six buffing pads that are pre-treated with their restorer compound. The buffing pads are the applied to a buffing wheel that's inserted into any household drill. The directions then call for you to use a spray bottle to gently dampen the pads before using.

After applying water to the buffing pad, I begin to start buffing the passenger side headlight cover. After 5 or 6 minutes we check the progress. It does appear to be helping a bit, but the lens cover is still a little on the foggy side. Again, I proceed with a little more water on the pad and continue to buff. After another 3 to 5 minutes we check the final outcome. It does help clear some of the foggy residue from the headlamp lens. And according to the directions, the longer you buff each lens, the clearer they should be.

Although the lens covers don't look brand new, I found them to be much cleaner than they were when we started. Co-worker Nina Ballinger, disagrees though. She walked through our parking lot while we were conducting the tests and says she wouldn't spend $10 on the product. She felt she could get just as good results by using a rag and plain soap and water.

So, in the end we find that the 'CCP 5 Minute Headlamp Lens Restorer' does a fairly good job for the price. However, understand that your lens covers are not going to look brand new. And you can expect to spend some time buffing your headlamp covers for the absolute best results. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the very best, I would give this product about a 7 or 8 on that scale.

If you have a product you'd like to see us test on 'Try It, Before You Buy It,' let me know. You can send your suggestions to cmcgill@wave3.com.

Copyright 2011 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.