Wipe New Headlight Restore Reviews
• Highly rated.
• Works generally as advertised.
• Available in stores.
• Requires more scrubbing than some consumers expect.
• One-time use product.
Wipe New Headlight Restore is an As Seen on TV product which promises to restore your vehicle headlights to a clear and new condition.
Wipe New Headlight Restore
Wipe New Headlight Restore is the second Wipe New product to grace the airwaves over the past couple years. The original Wipe New was meant to work as a detailing product, while this product focuses solely on headlights. The original Wipe New also said you could clean headlights with it, but it did contain the same materials as this one.
The product website is wipenewheadlightrestore.com. It has had a relatively long marketing campaign for an As Seen on TV product, and continues to be advertised in late 2015.
Cost & Availability
If you purchase from the product website, it will cost $9.99 plus $6.99 shipping, for a total cost of $16.98. You can add another kit to your order for $6.99 shipping.
WipeNew Headlight Restore is readily available in stores for about $10. We spotted it at Walmart for about $8.50.
Claims & Features
- Cures aging and fogging headlights
- Increase visibility and reaction time
- Works in seconds
- Guaranteed to pass inspection for the life of your vehicle
- Restores headlight quality with “one easy wipe”
- Continues to work after application
Wipe New Headlight Restore Commercial
The following commercial has been airing on channels geared toward men, such as SEC Network.
WipeNew Headlight Restore Reviews
The As Seen on TV minds behind Wipe New Headlight Restore would have us believe that this product can clean headlights in seconds and continue to work long after application. So what do consumers say?
Because it has been on the market for about a year, finding consumer reviews is a simple task. On Amazon, there are nearly 700 reviews as of this writing, giving it a solid 4.2-star rating. The general consensus is that the product works, but perhaps not quite as advertised in the minds of some readers.
There is some preparation involved. First you wash the headlights, then you scrub them with the scrubbing square, and turn that over to polish. Most customers feel that it works, but there is little agreement as to how much time and effort it takes to achieve those results.
While the advertising implies that the chemical makeup of WipeNew Headlight is where the magic lies, most of the effectiveness is in the grit of the included polishing pad, and that pad is a one-time use product. Some readers have stated that it took them significantly longer to scrub the headlights to a clear state than expected. Others have said it was a quick process which only took minutes. It would appear that your mileage may vary, and factors such as how much residue exists on your headlights will affect your opinion.
There are numerous headlight restoration kits on the market, as seen in a simple Amazon search. Popular choices by 3M, Turtle Wax, and Sylvania are highly rated.
As you can see from the chart below, interest in the product peaked in late 2014.
Wipe New Headlight Restore is advertised as a way to restore faded and foggy headlights to a clear, new condition. The product appears to have mostly favorable reviews, as it includes materials similar to other cleaning kits on the market. Because it is readily available in stores, you may want to pick it up locally to avoid shipping costs and delays. You may also want to investigate other options by popular competitors in order to get the best deal.
If you’ve used WipeNew Headlight Restore, please give it a rating above and a comment below.
This review has been updated since its original publication in May 2015.