, Crystal View Chemicals and Wal-Mart – a review of a product that does not work for headlight restoration and shady business practices!

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Don't buy headlight restoration from Crystal View Chemicals, or through Wal-Mart! It's all a big scam and a product that doesn't work at all!

I took my Jeep Grand Cherokee to Wal-Mart to get an oil change. Not had to wait in line for about 20 minutes before they came out to ask me what I wanted done and then they said it would be about an hour before it was finished. So I went inside a Wal-Mart and figured I’d do some shopping and then pick up my SUV when I was done.

While I was in Wal-Mart I noticed an advertisement on the counter at the automotive services desk that showed pictures of before and after for headlight restoration. It showed out took yellow cloudy headlights and made them clear again. On the bottom of the picture or display was the website

I found it interesting because I had noticed the other day that the headlight lenses are looking slightly cloudy. It’s not extremely noticeable, but I can see its starting to get worse and I’ve seen other people’s cars with headlights that are really yellow and cloudy in the parking lot at Wal-Mart. Mine were not this bad, but if they’re going to get worse and worse I might have to replace them at some point in time and I wonder what that expense would be. I take great care of my cars and truck and wash and wax them regularly and the slight cloudiness is the only imperfection on my Jeep.

So, I asked the Wal-Mart clerk at the automotive counter if they recommended this headlight restoration service. They said they’d do it quite often and customers are pleased with it. So I told them to go ahead and perform this service on my vehicle while they had it in the shop. The lady said no problem and it would only take five or so additional minutes.  So I left the Wal-Mart counter and walked around Wal-Mart and shopped until an hour had gone by and then I went back to the automotive area to see if my truck was done.

The clerk said it was good so I paid for the oil change and the headlight restoration service.  They handed me my keys and told me were my vehicle was.  I walked to my Jeep with a pep in my stride looking forward to seeing brand-new looking headlight lenses like they had in the pictures inside of Wal-Mart.  But when I got to my Jeep my headlights didn’t look better or the same.  They look much worse.  They looked  like the ones in the cars out front of Wal-Mart where these people take no care of their cars whatsoever and there paint is flaking off and oxidized and same with their headlight lenses.

The headlights did not look slightly cloudy like they did before they went in for this treatment.  I stormed great back in the Wal-Mart and told him they made my Jeep Cherokee worse, not better.  And not only that, but the idiots that applied it apparently let the chemicals in his treatment grip down my bumper and a stained and left these permanent drip marks on my bumper.  Wal-Mart says they do not guarantee this treatment and that I would have to contact the manufacturer.

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So on the way home I did a little research on my iPhone on the Internet.  I found that is owned by Crystal view chemicals and when I looked them up things got really interesting to say the least.  I found a lot of mixed reviews and quite a few of these were very negative and some even indicated that it was a complete scam!  Then I read one complaint were told you to check them out at the Better Business Bureau.  So I did that with the link they provided ( and found them to have the worst rating possible at the Better Business Bureau – an F!

Apparently, according to the Better Business Bureau, Crystal View Chemicals, never responded to complaints ever.  This is why they probably didn’t want to refund me either. They  don’t do that either and definitely don’t honor their guarantee.  Here is their contact information as per the Better Business Bureau:

Crystal View Chemicals, Inc.

8520 Via Romana

Boca Raton, FL 33496-4318


What I also found interesting were numerous complaints at sites like (  And many of the rebuttals or responses looked very, very similar like they may have been written by the same person and possibly by the company in question here – that’s very spammy and shady business behavior.  To mislead customers by leaving fake responses and comments in attempts to bury the real complaints from real customers and consumers.

I forwarded my complaint to the Better Business Bureau and if you were burned by them you need to do the same.  If that doesn’t work I will be forwarding it to my state attorney general’s office and I will also be reporting them to the FTC as a definite fraud and scam website and product.  I can’t stand companies that make false promises and false guarantees do not refund customers.  Crystal View Chemicals and their website are a scam and hopefully there’s an attorney out there that will read this and sue them untl they are bankrupand closed down shortly.

Obviously my review here is very negative and if our review I would definitely avoid both Crystal View chemicals and their website!

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11 Responses to, Crystal View Chemicals and Wal-Mart – a review of a product that does not work for headlight restoration and shady business practices!

  1. Tracy Ganyon on July 4, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Yes. They are a scam. We bought their product at Wal-Mart and returned it because it didn’t work at all. It was a complete waste of time and money. FYI – They also have websites and – isn’t cross linking numerous websites that feature the exact same product considered link farming and domain farming by Google? Just go and check Yahoo site explorer and you will see all the spammy and shady sitewide links they had to purchase to rank their website – very spammy and shady behavior! Again, a definite scam and a product that doesn’t work worth a crap!

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  2. Samuel Weinstein on July 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    I had their service done at Walmart and it did not come out nearly as good as their advertisement and pictures showed. It was definitely not worth the $40 I spent. I ended up going with a headlight restoration kit that a friend of mine told me about – New Lite from It worked great and it cost less at $15 or so. Now my once cloudy headlight lenses look good as new! I would definitely go with the mdwholesale kit and skip right on by the stuff.

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  3. Stacy Lanier on July 15, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    My husband bought this car headlight treatment at Walmart and it didn’t work. It only made the headlight lenses on my Honda Odyssey van more cloudy. The Crystal View headlight cleaner is a complete waste of time and money.

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  4. Georgene Alwang on July 18, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    I bought the headlight cleaning kit off the website and it like totally sucked! It didn’t do anything to clean my headlight lenses. If anything it made them worse. What a scam!

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  5. Matthew K. on July 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    This clearview headlight crap is a joke – the stuff does not work and then if you try and get your money back, good luck – they don’t return phone calls, emails, letters, etc… They don’t even respond to Better Business Bureau complaints. Clearview Chemicals, and my are all a big scam and rip off selling crap that doesn’t work and is a complete waste of time. I have forwarded my complaint to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) with high hopes that they will close them down with a permanent injunction.

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  6. Stefan Vides on August 25, 2010 at 4:08 AM is a scam. They also have a mirror site called I would avoid them if I were you.

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  7. Dominic on October 10, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    I can verify that the headlight restoration kit from is a scam – it totally ruined my car’s headlights and no one EVER returns phone calls from their company. I checked them out with the Better Business Bureau and they have an ‘F’ rating. Go figure.

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  8. Cameron on October 13, 2010 at 3:44 AM

    I think its amazing that other people out there know this guy and Company is a scam!! His name is Steven. I met him 8 years ago in Pensacola, Fl. on a carlot. I was told he was a millionaire, and could make me rich with my invention. And all he wanted was my idea. Is what I found out. He knew nothing what he was doing, just used daddy’s money 2 put his scam in walmart after he failed on the streets.

    I knew I created alot of bad competition over the yeARS. My fault, I guess it was a learning experiance for me. This guy Steve with Crystal View Chemicals is a Bad person, he is a snake. God will punish him in his own way. I wondered if this day would come that i would come across reading something like this… It makes me see how and where I succeded in my life with making a Superior Product.

    I am 31 years old. And I am told every day that we have One of.. if not the best headlight kit on the market. It is sold in all 50 states, to dealership service depts. and indep. service shops. Tell me what you think. Contact me for any questions

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  9. Cameron on October 13, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Steven J. Howell is his name if u really want 2 find this guy. Boca Raton Fl…. good luck. lemme know how it goes

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  10. romper on June 1, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Headlight Restoration Customers,

    I had the service performed at my local WM and IT DID WORK but as a month passed, the plastic returned to cloudy. So it is not permanent and neither is the original lens clearness! Hope U got UR $ back for the service that did not work on UR car. How many other products have U bought, anywhere, that did not perform as advertised? When a product is not good, word spreads and the product disappears. WM should back their service promises but they are NOT RESPONSIBLE for products not performing as advertised. No store that serves the public by selling products from manufacturers can guarantee the performance of these products. Romper Has Spoken!

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