Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit Review

  • Written by: William Copper

The Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restoration Kit is unique in comparison to most headlight restoration kits on the market because it relies on a “wet-sanding” system. This is a practical and effective approach because the clarifying compound and sealing wipe afterward give it the total treatment that’s required for the best results. 

Customers like this headlight restoration kit because it’s so affordable and none the less premium quality. Many have reported that the total process can take 10 minutes or less – and that includes working the cleaners in with sandpaper. It does also include relatively abrasive sandpaper using various grits between 2400-grit and 8000-grit so along with a ‘wet’ approach this might explain the effective cleaning and restoration power for vehicles that are especially foggy, yellow, or damaged by UV rays.  Several customers have also reported, within fairly ‘worn’ condition, their vehicles having enhanced clarity, which is another big focal point of this product in particular.

The Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit appears to have been designed to address not only restoring your headlights to look good but also increase its overall light output, which is very valuable. Unfortunately, for those that have learned the hard way (and many of us have been there), trying to use cheaper or ‘simple’ at-home solution or “remedy” such as toothpaste, baking soda, and other (unnatural) ingredients to clean and restore your headlights can make the situation ten times worse, leaving you stuck with barely functioning, and even dirtier headlights. Also, for those that try to ‘buff’ things out on their own without using cleaning agents, deep scratches, and even indentations can be caused and left behind – especially if not followed with some sort of proper polish. So, if you’re tired of blurry headlights that look worn, are dirty, and yellow then this is a product worth testing out yourself to achieve the restored and polished look you desire.

Restoration Process Video

Effective Product for Regular Use

Whether this is your first time and you’re new to the market, or you’ve used many self-proclaimed “guaranteed results” headlight restoration kits in the past it’s hard to find a product that verifiably has customers coming back.

Both car owners and dealerships alike are hailing the Turtle Wax T-240KT as very effective, and that it provides ‘reasonable’ results given the amount of time you put into the job, precision in following the directions, and what the original condition of your headlights were. The multi-step process, cleaners included, and sanding papers are very effective for removing yellow oxidation, fogginess or a cloudy appearance, dirt build-up, and other damage that you might notice the most by the lack of “light output” while driving at night – the amount of light from your headlights emitted while driving.

Many customers and repeat customers alike report that this headlight restoration kit is more effective than others they’ve used, and although it may take them longer than they’d like to – manually remove oxidation and other blemishes or discoloring of their headlights that the end result is worth it. While using a power drill and polishing discs can absolutely be more effective when it comes to cleaning, buffing, and polishing headlight or taillight lenses this doesn’t take away from the personal touch, as well as savings involved with not having to rely on one. So, for those that are not familiar with how to use one, can’t afford the hassle, money, or time, the Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restorer Kit is a great, all-around effective product to use. Even with customers that have openly admitted that it doesn’t fully restore (100%) their headlights to “like-new” condition, they note tremendous improvements, and more importantly, confirmed light output increase – which for many matters much more than just cosmetic improvement.

Advantages and disadvantages

  • This headlight restoration kit specializes in removing oxidation, yellow discoloration, clouded, and worn or faded headlights that require a thorough cleaning and buffing. It’s also designed to effectively polish your headlights - and there’s enough included that you can re-apply as needed which is a huge plus.
  • Overall, as not all headlight restoration kits on the market include sanding paper, you can sense that this product is complete and given the ranges of sandpaper grit it’s likely to be very effective when used properly.
  • The Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration kit is great for getting off tough grime and dirt build-up. It’s also great for removing water spots, although this can require buffing down to additional layers of the acrylic lenses with the included sandpaper which means more effort.
  • If your headlight lenses have excessive and deep scratches this kit may still work but will take a substantially longer amount of time as opposed to using a ‘power drill’ with polishing discs system.
  • If any steps are skipped – as outlined in the instructions – or you do not buff out the headlight lenses enough the results can be incomplete. In some cases, customers have also reported the need to purchase additional sandpaper.
  • Some customers have complained that while the end result was optimal and amounted to a ‘like new’ appearance, that within week’s their headlights returned to their ‘foggy’ state. However, just like the initial steps of cleaning and polishing, it’s necessary to apply the right amount of polish, as well as allowing it to dry properly to complete the process and results may vary depending on the types of condition you drive in or store your car.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to just buy the Turtle Wax polish?

Can I use the Turtle Wax polish for plexiglass windows or windscreens?

If I run out can I purchase additional wipes to clean or re-apply the wiping-step to my headlights?

Editor Rating 4.5/5

The Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restorer Kit is a great product if you’re looking to get a premium, effective product for an affordable price and skip over the hassle of going to a professional and shelling out hundreds of dollars for professional detailing. Many kits are terribly expensive and don’t have comparable reviews or feedback from customers, so using this product gives you peace of mind - and you dictate the final result by how much effort you put into the entire process.

A lot of customers reported being able to use this product effectively in ten minutes or less, or that the sandpaper wasn’t even necessary for getting the yellowing and discoloration out of their headlights, tough grime, or even water marks. For that, we give the Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restorer Kit a solid 4.5 out of 5. This headlight restoration kit is no doubt effective, and well-made. In fact, it even includes the necessary sandpaper which optimizes the buffing process and aids the cleaning and restoring agents for maximum results.

Buy or not to buy ? If you’re looking for an easy solution to worn out, yellow headlights that haven’t been cleaned or restored since you bought the car and want to skip over shelling out hundreds of dollars or having to resort to using a power drill for buffing and waxing then this is a great product.

Turtle Wax automotive cleaning products have been around for a long time, and this product is no exception to the cause. In fact, given the number of happy customers and it’s wide range of other available products for cleaning, restoring and polishing your headlights there’s sure to be a Turtle Wax headlight cleaning and restoration product out there for you.

In conclusion if these are the qualities you look for in an automobile headlight cleaning and restoration kit and are looking to renew the condition, performance, and appearance of your headlights then we’re confident that the Turtle Wax T-240KT kit is the right choice for the job.