Asked on Oct 2, 2019

How do I clean car headlights?

RayDeb KKathy Gunter Law


6 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Oct 2, 2019

    The polishing kits work quite well. Follow the directions.

  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 2, 2019

    You can also use white toothpaste. It will take some elbow grease,. I used it on my old car's head lights. A soft scrub product might also work, but I haven't tried that.

  • Betsy
    on Oct 2, 2019

    Hi Masie:1) Here’s a tip for those foggy headlights that look dull and dirty. I haven’t been able to find anything that cleans them better than this. Not for 5$, at least. Any bug spray will work so long as it has DEET. The more, the better.

    What I used was a product called Motsenbockers® Lift Off® Latex Paint Remover - 4.5 oz. Just be sure the can says "safe for plastic". I put it on with one of those magic eraser sponges, rubbing lightly, let it sit for about 5 or 10 seconds and rub off. Then clean with water and use Rain-X, again being sure this says 'safe for plastic', too. If it's not, just use wax. You may have to do it a couple of times, but it has worked for me. Takes about 10 minutes for both headlights and is under $6, and you still have product left over.

    I saw this on Instructibles, but don't know about it at all. Here is the site:

    Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 2, 2019

    Buff with whitenening toothpaste.

  • Deb K
    on Oct 7, 2019

    Hi Masie, you can buy kits that help get that cloudy look to go away

  • Ray
    on Oct 7, 2019

    you can buy head light cleaner at the auto parts store

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