How do I get my headlights on my car to be clear

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 14, 2018
    Use Colgate toothpaste and a sponge. It is the most abrasive. It takes a while and elbow grease to do this.
  • Maggie Maggie on May 14, 2018
    My car reached this point also. You can buy kits that take you through several steps that are easily done with good results. I believe he got the kit at an auto parts store. If not, they can steer you to where the kits are available. Good luck!
  • Toothpaste and elbow grease 😁
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 14, 2018
    plain white toothpaste
  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on May 14, 2018
    Good Morning Betty, Believe it or not you can get your headlights to shine using plain white toothpaste! Yeppers! Who would have thought that occasionally you may need to do that? LOL Here's how:
  • Ken Ken on May 14, 2018
    I bought a bottle of Meguiar's PlastX. (less than $10) Tried it on a number of cars. Some, like mine, responded very well and looked like new after just a few minutes' work. It contains a protectant but you'll have to use it again every couple of months. Some looked better but quickly reverted back to cloudy. Some there was nearly zero improvement. We cannot know how your headlights are damaged and even then until a fix is attempted won't know if it will work.

    There are many kits that are a step up from PlastX. Wipe New is one, and they include buffer wheels to remove the top surface then polish and apply a sealant. Less than $20

    Finally, if the plastic of your headlamps has deteriorated all the way through the only repair is to replace the headlamps. This is far and away the minority of cases but it is always a possibility.
  • Bijous Bijous on May 14, 2018
    I used silver polish and 600 grit sand paper. Then I finished with 2000 and water (in a spray bottle). Keep the lens wet as you sand with the 2000 grit. Wipe clean. I saw a video where at non-yellowing clear spray that you can buy at any of the big box stores was used to coat so it would last. (If you do this be sure and protect the vehicle from over-spray). I didn't use the clear coat the first time, so I'm going to give it a try. Good luck to you.