Are you looking for various ways to return your headlights to their former glory of in the first? If you do not know where to look or how to defog headlights.
You can find a lot of scratches if you look at your headlights closely. Each scratch is small and isolated, but they reduce the quality of your headlights when your headlights are coated with them.
Headlights can also get foggy from the light inside as well. This is where moisture, with no direction to go, reaches the headlamp. The temperature begins to rise with water remaining in a plastic housing. The water is able to evaporate, allowing the plastic headlight housing to absorb moisture.
This moisture will form a foggy effect that can also decrease the quality of your headlights working like they are supposed to. The moisture could have entered the headlight assembly through a crack as well. Make sure you inspect the headlight before cleaning, so you know where to concentrate your efforts.
It can get very expensive over time to replace the headlights. The easiest way to cope with foggy headlights is to check the light and disinfect the headlamp with a compound restoration.
Here Are The Methods of How To Defog Headlights
Baking Soda & Vinegar Method
With liquid soap, baking soda and vinegar, you can restore your headlights in a few simple steps. Keep in mind that this method may not fully brighten much yellowed, foggy lights, and you may need to repeat the steps several times.
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How to defog it from Baking Soda & Vinegar Method?
- Begin by cleaning dust from the headlights with a microfiber cloth.
- Add a tablespoon or two of liquid soap to a bucket.
- Add enough water to thin the soap to a watery solution.
- Using another clean microfiber cloth, clean the headlight with the soap solution.
The idea is to get the lens as clean as possible before using the baking soda and vinegar.
- Rinse the soap off the headlights using a spray bottle of water and use a towel to dry the headlights.
- Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda with enough white vinegar to form a thick paste.
- Using a dry-cleaning cloth, gently polish the headlamp with the paste.
- Rinse the paste off with the spray bottle of water and repeat until the lens is clean and clear.
The toothpaste procedure performs remarkably well. Before going for a pricey option, it is worth the time to give it a shot. Toothpaste is recommended with baking soda.
- Clean headlight thoroughly
- Wet headlight with water
- Apply toothpaste using a soft bristled toothbrush
- Scrub, scrub, scrub
- Rinse and dry
On the market, there are a number of Defogging Kits using various techniques. Before ordering, make sure you read the instructions carefully to ensure you are familiar with the process. The most notable brands on the market right now
- 3M Brand Headlight Restoration Kit
- Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit
- Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Restorer Kit
How to defog it from restoration kit?
Unbox your kit and make sure that everything is accounted for. Now gather all your other materials that you will need. I used a corded 18v drill and 2in. painters tape and a towel to catch the drips on the floor.
Next pop your hood and prop it up so you have access to the top of the head lights. Now you need to mask off all the areas around the head lights, even the plastic grill for those who have a Z71 as I do. This is very important because it prevents you from losing texture on your grill and taking wax and gloss coats off the paint. The Colorado’s/ Canyons have space all around the headlight except near the reflectors. You can hold the tape taught and carefully slip the tape underneath and around the headlight. Make sure to get the cracks on the hood and next to the grill.