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How to Clean Your Car Headlights?

How to Clean Your Car Headlights Over time, car headlights get foggy. So cleaning them on a regular basis is important so that you can drive safely. Headlights lose their shine due to repeated exposure to dirt and grime. You will be surprised to learn that there are simple home remedies which can help rejuvenate car headlights just like professional detailers do.

Step-by-step Method of Cleaning Car Headlights

Cleaning car headlights at home need not be expensive.  You can use toothpaste. Yes, this handy product for personal hygiene has enough abrasives to brighten up car headlights.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Put a generous amount of toothpaste on a dry, clean cloth.
  2. 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 a circular motion to break off the grime evenly. 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.
  3. 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.

Keep in mind that toothpaste has abrasives. As such, it can cause damage to the lens protectant. So be very careful. Otherwise,  it might lead to costly headlight replacement later on.

The above tips can help you clean 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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