All about headlights
Can toothpaste be an effective headlight cleaner? (Photo Credits)
Blurry, dirty or foggy headlights are not only an eye sore, it could also be a safety hazard. While those who may not be driving regularly at night may not mind, those who regularly do will notice
Instructables.com came up with a step-by-step tutorial with photos on how to thoroughly clean headlights.
“Squeeze out a bit of toothpaste on the rag and scrub the headlight. Scrub however you want. Circular motion adds nothing. Watch how fast the grime comes off!”
The tutorial can be found here.
Yourmechanic.com meanwhile came up with a comprehensive advice on how to clean cloudy headlights. “A cloudy appearance on a polycarbonate or plastic lens isn’t necessarily the product of oxidation. Sometimes, built-up grit and grime can lend a hazy look to these surfaces. Give your headlights a thorough wash before making the decision to move forward with oxidized light repair.”
Read more here.
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Toothpaste to clean headlights?
Tutorial Geek’s instructional on cleaning headlights also included the toothpaste technique. Incidentally this too was mentioned in the above-stated step-by-step tutorial by instructables.com.
“Apply the toothpaste and vigorously rub the toothpaste over what needs to be cleaned. Then wipe off the toothpaste with a clean rag (or clean part of the rag). The results should come pretty fast and easy! Warning: Toothpaste is an abrasive. You are essentially sanding away the haziness. If you have a lens protectant, you will be sanding this away as well and may want to replace it after doing this.”
The original article can be found here.
A car’s headlights need regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure safety.