How To Polish Headlights With Toothpaste

Each week you could wash your car, use only the best items after it rains to clean it down, and park it in a garage, and chances are that over time the headlights will still become foggy. It is not your fault, and if your car has a pair of foggy headlights, you should not be too harsh on yourself. Your headlights can become foggy over time unless you park your car in a garage or keep it under a 24/7 cover.

Not only are dim headlights annoying, but they can also be particularly dangerous for night-time driving. And while defogging your car’s lights is probably one of those boring jobs that you just keep putting off, doing it yourself really isn’t as hard as you would imagine!

Recently, one Australian woman went viral after using a combination of toothpaste and baking powder to clean her headlights. According to the Daily Mail, she turned the mixture into a paste and rubbed it thoroughly on her headlights before rinsing it off for a sparkling new look.

Here is the images of car headlights polish with toothpaste.

Is it safe to apply this method for headlight polishing?. Yes so far according to statistics, this method is very safe and sound, make sure read the below products before apply this.

Is it effective to use this method?. To some extent it works for dim, fogy and minor scratches, but couldn’t work for deep scratches and too much dim.

To remove deep scratches and dim headlight, you can apply first buff compound and then body polish on it.

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Here Are Steps of How To Polish Headlights With Toothpaste

What You Need

At a minimum, here are the products you’ll need to do the job:

  • Soap and water
  • A soft cloth and a rag
  • Painter’s tape (3/4-inch or thicker)
  • Toothpaste (a type without crystals or particles)

First step, wash your headlights and surrounding surfaces with soap and water.

Cleaning any exterior grime from the housings will avoid scratching the lenses and shows off your hard work when the project is complete.

Be sure to thoroughly dry the cleaned portion so moisture doesn’t make its way onto the headlights during your restoration.

Next, it’s time to bust out that painter’s tape.

Make a tape perimeter around each headlight, leaving exposed all of the actual housing (aka the part that needs to be restored).

Let’s Polishing With Toothpaste

Apply some toothpaste to a rag or towel, then spread it in circular motions over the entire headlight.

Rinse the housing with water, dry it with a towel, and crack open a beer (cuz you’re done).

Toothpaste is lightly abrasive, so when filling in any scratches, adding it to your headlights scrapes away the crud.

Caution: Using clear toothpaste like Arm and Hammer or Tom’s. Anything with crystals or flavor or other particles could scratch the headlights.

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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