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Just sharing some results from the Mothers headlight renewal kit Nulens. One of the best uses of 2 hours for your van. Makes it look years newer. This is a 2005 Sienna.
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Planning to get clear vinyl to prevent future yellowing also.
 

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The best part is that you will actually be able to see the road at night!

A good sealer is essential, or the damaged plastic will oxidize twice as fast as it did originally.
 

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Yes that will be good too! Especially with my son learning to drive.....😱

I just looked at Lamin-X because I had that brand on a previous car and it worked well for 15 years. But they don't have a product for 2005s. Anybody have another recommendation?

....i just read some older posts that suggested XPEL but they don't have a headlight cut anymore. And EVO films seems to not exist at all.
 

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I'm not a fan of putting plastic sheets on top of headlights, especially given the complex curves of modern lights.

Liquid polymer sealers do a pretty good job of blocking oxidation and offering UV protection. None of our present cars need it, but in the past I used Meguiar's PlastX abrasive cleaner to polish the housings, and their Headlight Protectant as a finish coat. There might be better products today, but that's the idea.
 

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Great job. I noticed the other day, my rear top middle brake light looks terrible. Maybe a lot like this can help. Its weird, all my other light housings look great. Van is garage kept 9/10 times
 

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With the precut pieces, I was able to get good results on an older Focus but it might depend on the model. The advantage of vinyl is you have a nice beefy .040" physical barrier also to protect against chips and cracks. It lasted 15 years on my focus and looked brand new. With the liquid sealer I would think its a thinner layer and would have to be reapplied every so often.

I did find an available kit for the 2005 by Weathertec as advertised on this forum.
 

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I just used 3M 39195 Ultra Headlight Restoration Kit on our 2006's headlights and the 3rd brake light, too. Just follow the instructions, complete in under two hours. The headlights look almost like new and the results hold up terrific in the Florida sun. Many years ago I used a similar kit, I think it was 39175. They looked great for several years until the guy who detailed the van buffed them. This is not a garaged vehicle.
 

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The best part is that you will actually be able to see the road at night!

A good sealer is essential, or the damaged plastic will oxidize twice as fast as it did originally.
Looks good. I have mother's headlight restoration and sealer. I saw a new kit that claims to be a permanent fix.
Cerakote, if any of you are familiar with firearm finishing, has a kit for headlights. I'm going to get a kit for the headlights on my wife's Ford Edge.
 

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Well I have to admit, Fibber2 had the right of this.

I'm not a fan of putting plastic sheets on top of headlights, especially given the complex curves of modern lights.
I spent an hour struggling with WeatherTech Lampguard for the 2005 Sienna and couldn't get a good result. The headlight curves so much, both top to bottom and front to back, that it was like trying to wrap a ball in a sheet of paper. I could never get it to sit flat everywhere so I bailed and will be doing a liquid coating.
 
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