How to Clean Headlights

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How to Clean Headlights
How to Clean Headlights
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If you've noticed your headlights have been a bit dim lately, they may just need a good cleaning. Learn How to Clean Headlights with this simple DIY tutorial. This is such an easy solution to what could be a big problem. Keep your headlights shining bright, just by giving them a quick cleaning every once in a while. The secret is...toothpaste! That's right, you can clean foggy, grimy headlights with just a bit of toothpaste. For the full instructions on the best way to clean headlights, check out this DIY tutorial.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Primary TechniqueAuto


Project TypeLearn a Technique

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I have cleaned my headlights several times with this method and it works pretty well! I found that the paste style toothpaste rather than the gel style worked way better. It does take A LOT of elbow grease and you need to rinse it very well. Overall, it won't make your headlights shine like new, but it will make a visible difference.

Can you use any kind of toothpaste? I am not sure if we tried this method or not. My headlights were so bad that I could not see to drive at night. We were told by an employee at the auto parts store to use mosquito insect repellent. We just sprayed it on and wiped it off and it worked great. This was after we had spent lots of money to buy a kit that was supposed to work. It didn't.


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