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How to Clean Your Car Headlights?

How to Clean Your Car Headlights Over the period of time, car headlights tend to get foggy and hence, cleaning them on a regular basis becomes important so that you can drive safely, without any problems. The repeated exposure to dirt and grime is the real reason why the headlights become dim. You will be surprised to learn that there are simple home remedies which can help you to get back the ‘shiney’ status of your car headlights, without having to take them to professional detailers.

Step-by-step Method of Cleaning Car Headlights

  1. The best part about cleaning car headlights at home is that it is inexpensive and all you will be requiring for this is some toothpaste. Using toothpaste is not only cheap, but makes the whole process quick and super easy.
  2. Apply a generous amount of toothpaste on to a dry, clean cloth.
  3. Strongly rub this cloth on the headlight cover until you feel that the grime and dirt is coming off.
    Make sure that you rub the toothpaste in circular motions which will make it easier for the grime to break off. Once you feel that all the grime has come off, you can rinse the car headlights thoroughly with water and can further wipe it down with a wet and clean cloth.
  4. Polishing the headlight is a must after you have washed it off and the best way to achieve the perfect results is to make use of a buffing pad.

An important point of caution which you must take care of while cleaning your car headlights is that as the toothpaste is an abrasive, it can cause damage to the lens protectant and you may have to consider replacing it, after the cleaning session is over.

The above tips are bound to help you in cleaning your car headlights in an easy and simple manner. However, if you are still looking for a professional-type of cleaning, then you can consider scheduling an appointment with DetailXperts.

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