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How to Restore Your Headlights With Toothpaste

Over time headlights develop a layer of oxidation that looks bad and reduces the effectiveness of your headlamps. Cleaning them and restoring them to their former glory is extremely easy.

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1

Wash and dry your headlights using normal methods

This is a good excuse to wash your whole car ;)

2

Cover the headlight with a thin layer toothpaste

Use the most normal toothpaste you can find. The only reason this works is because toothpaste is a mild abrasive. If it has special whitening or other nonsense, it won't work as well.

Cover the headlight with a thin layer toothpaste
3

Scrub the headlight

Using as much elbow grease as you can, scrub the headlight. Add toothpaste if it becomes too dry.

Scrub the headlight
4

Wash and dry the headlight

Using water and a dry cloth, wash and dry your headlight.

The oxidation layer is known to come back every once in a while so you may need to repeat the process.

Wash and dry the headlight