Blue Magic Headlight Restorer

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Does Blue Magic Headlight Restorer Work?

What does it take to restore headlights? I recently bought a well-taken care-of, 1997 BMW 540i from a good friend. The car was immaculate and it’s silver titanium paint still brilliant and glossy as new. Unfortunately, the clarity of the headlight lens didn’t match the excellent condition of the rest of the car.  The lights were hazy, foggy and dull, detracting from an otherwise vintage-looking Bimmer. The cloudy looking headlights also made nighttime driving visibility less than ideal. The condition of the plastic headlight lens seemed okay, so I knew there must be a way to recapture the gloss and transparent appeal of new headlights. There a great way to Wax a Car, but is there a great way to restore headlights?

Ways To Restore Foggy Headlights with Blue Magic

I quickly learned from some experienced bimmer owners that some sanding and polishing, along with various chemicals could make my headlights look like new again. Other people have had success restoring their headlights with the simple application of  various polishing agents and chemicals on the market. This of course, depends on how badly your lights are hazed or fogged. While buying some supplies at my local auto parts store, I saw a bottle of Blue Magic Headlight Restorer on the counter. I asked the clerk about it and he said that customers have reported good results with it. At $6.99 a bottle, I thought it would be worth giving blue magic a try.

What does it Do?

Blue Magic comes in a blue bottle and looks, feels and smells like a liquid car wax.  The instructions on the blue magic bottle basically tell you to apply it and polish just as you would a car wax. They also instruct you to repeat the process several times, depending on the condition of your headlights. Badly hazed or fogged headlights may require that you repeat the process 7-10 times, or in my case forever.

How Well Does it work?

In my case, it did me very little good at all. I am not convinced that this is anything more than a liquid wax, though the odor seems to be of a stronger ammonia scent. I used several applications on my lights. I tried it both ways; letting the polish dry, then buffing it off, or rubbing it in and polishing it while it was still wet. It seemed to make very little difference. Due to the fine, hair-line scratches in my lights, it became apparent that some serious buffing and/or sanding with an oribital polisher would be required.

Use with a Buffing Wheel

I purchased a couple of buffing wheels for my high speed drill. Liberally applying the Blue Magic headlight restorer, then letting it dry and also buffing it wet, I went to work with it on the buffer. There was noticable improvement, but progress was slow. It wasn’t until I got out my good ol’ fashioned turtle wax, that the lights started looking really good!

Final Results Restoring Headlights

Based on my own results, I cannot recommend blue magic as a way to completely restore fogged or scratched headlights. Everyone’s headlights are different, so I cannot say for sure that the product won’t work for some people. However, based on the time I spent with and without a polishing drill, and comparing the results to the turtle wax, this product was not worth the $7 bucks it cost me. What about you?

Leave Me Your Own Experience

Please Rate it. Also, you may leave comments or your own review at bottom of the page.

Is there a better Headlight Restorer?

Based on the polishing and buffing experience with my own headlights, online research and other people’s successful experience working with their headlights, there is a product that will get your headlights clean, regardless of the condition they are in. The 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System requires a little extra elbow grease and cash, but it is the only way you can be sure to get those headlights looking clean and brand spanking new again!

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13 thoughts on “Blue Magic Headlight Restorer

  1. Thanks, sorry you had to waste your money, but at least you’ve saved other people from wasting theirs..
    I’m going to try the 3m Headlight restoration system..

  2. Thanks for the tip, I have used the 3M headlight restoration system, it does do the job but a slow process. I used a glass polishing compound instead with the same 3M polishing wheels and that did a much better job.

  3. I guess the point is, almost anything will work if we put some elbow grease into it. My own elbow grease came in the form of heavy buffing with a power drill and polishing buffer. However, the turtle wax seemed to actually do as good a job if not better than the blue magic.

    Yikes, this product really does seem like a bit of a rip-off.

    Blue Magic Headlight Lens Restorer

  4. I should mention, that I do know two people who used Blue Magic Headlight Lens Restorer and were ecstatic about the results. If there was one thing in common between these two people it was that they both had GM cars. A Grand Am and a Chevy Suburban. They claim that their headlights looked nearly as good as new, merely by wiping, rubbing and cleaning off the Blue Magic Headlight Lens Restorer polish and a cloth. Perhaps, it has to do with the material the headlights are made out of?

    Best Wishes,

    Rob

  5. I purchased this product and it worked as stated. My 98 Ford truck needed only one coat per lens. Look as good as they did when the truck was new. It required two coats on my daughter’s 2001 Ford Focus. The lenses were very yellowed and after the two coats were close to new looking. I imagine that a liitle more work would clean them even more. I’m pleased with this product.

    • Those Who have been successful with Blue Magic seem to be the one with yellow or sun faded headlight lens. Perhaps, Blye Magic does a good job restoring color but not so good with headlight lens that are fogged up from scratching and pits which require something abrasive to polish them.

      Rob

  6. If you have actually used Blue Magic Headlight Lens Restorer, I encourage you to leave us your own Star Rating near the bottom of the article. Also, please leave feedback in the comment section.

    Rob

  7. Hi,I’ve polished about 6 cars using Bluemagic that I purchased at Canadaian Tire here in Canada.Most of these vehicles were Dodge Intrepid’s and some Ford vans and it worked great,just wipe on,spray alittle water on lens and wipe off.It doesn’t work that well on Mustang’s or Dodge Neon’s and a few others,I use Pittman’s ALR for them.Hope this helps.

    • Thanks, Kevin:

      That sure is helpful. More and more people have commented on their success with Blue Magic on their headlights. I’m sure it has to do with either the level of oxidation or how scratched the lenses are. For fine scratches and pits, I would guess that Pittman’s or the 3M solution is more effective. They products actually buff out the scratches that make your lenses look hazy. I will comment on this in an upcoming article.

      Thanks,

      Rob

  8. I own a 2003 Infiniti G35 and my car is in awesome condition, expcept the headlights. I went to autozone and thought i would try the Blue Magic. i just used a plain dry paper towel to apply. It took me 2 applications but was fairly easy, just wipe on and clean off..the results were great and i couldnt be more pleased. best of all, it was cheaper than the other headlight restorer products…didn’t need a buffer or specialized cloth.

    • Bluemagic Headlight Restorer seems to work well for a lot of people with oxidized headlights. For scratched headlights like mine, you need something a little extra; like the 3M Headlight Polishing Kit.

  9. I used this product today on my 1997 Infiniti Q45 with heavily glazed and yellowed headlight lenses and was amazed at the results. I regret that I did not take BEFORE pictures, but the AFTER result speaks for itself. I cannot find a way to upload pictures to prove my claim, anyone from the company needs a spokesperson, E-mail me.

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