Tuesday, 13 March 2012

How to clean car lights?

Clean your headlights!  toothpaste on a dry cloth  rinse with water and wipe down with a wet cloth

Clean your headlights! Going on a big road trip. Here is a great tip on how to clean your car light so they will be as clean as new. Its is better then the $15 product that Eric bought to clean his car lights.  Get some toothpaste and put it on a dry cloth. Clean lights and rinse with water and wipe down with a wet cloth.

28 comments:

  1. Do you keep the lights in tact while cleaning them? Or is this removing them? Thanks :)

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  2. wondering the same thing. does this require removing the light cover?

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  3. nope you do it to the outside, buff them

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  4. Any certain toothpaste?

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  5. I did this and WOW what a difference! Thanks for the tip.

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  6. This did not work.

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  7. this rocks!!!!! first night driving after i did this was amazing.Made me feel like I had been driving with a weak flashlight before. """"scary""""

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  8. Does this work on plastic covered headlights?

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  9. This works very well but you will need to scrub scrub scrub in circular motions to buff out the oxidation. It works for plastic lights, I've never tried it on glass ones and I don't think I would. Use a non gel toothpaste, get a tube of the white pasty stuff. If, after you wipe it away and rinse, you notice your light isn't quite clear, just apply more and keep going. You will need to do it again in later months as the plastic continues to get scratched and oxidized. It works and it's cheap!!

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  10. this did not work for me either

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  11. You have to REALLY buff, It takes some elbow grease.

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  12. this did not work for me either

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  13. I had pretty good luck with this - mine weren't nearly as bad as that picture though. But it definitely requires a LOT of elbow grease.

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  14. It works but does require some work...

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  15. I tried this today and OMG. It works. My car looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Use a buffer on a electric drill

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  17. use a fine grain sandpaper on plastic lights then use the toothpaste it helps the "elbow grease" you don't have to scrub as much For glass headlights there is a product at the craft store that is used to rejuvenate old glass objects but is very harsh on the hands and skin idk if I would risk it near a painted nice car without some safety prep

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  18. Good tip right there. I’ve tried this with other plastic surfaces since, and it seems to work on them too, to some extent. Haven’t really tried it on glass, but if it’s in the same condition, it should work since you’re actually targeting the dirty layer and not the actual glass itself. Unless of course, you continue to apply toothpaste on the clear surfaces afterwards.

    Enoch Ross

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  19. My grandchildren love to help me do this!

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  20. MOTHERS brand chrome and aluminum polish works great as well.

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  21. Do you think that soft scrub bathroom cleaner would work as well?

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  22. Using toothpaste as a polishingagent is not new. But the result on plastic headlights is temporary. They will soon get worse because you have polished off the coating.

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    1. My head lights never had a coating on them. what kind of coating is it suppose to be?

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  23. Or...depending on your make and model you can buy replacement headlight housings for most models for about 25 bucks a d spend the afternoon doing something that doesn't suck.

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  24. Old fashioned tooth paste NOT GEL.

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