How do I clean foggy headlights on my car?


  12 answers
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 12, 2018

    Believe it or not - use the most abrasive toothpaste you can find like Colgate Whitener. Use just a little water to make a paste and rub well. It works!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 12, 2018

    Hello Colleen,

    Try using WD-40. Regards

  • Alanna Alanna on Nov 12, 2018

    There are several different polishing kits you can purchase. Just ask at a store that sells things for cars. In Canada we went to Canadian Tire.

  • Paula Paula on Nov 13, 2018

    Wash and dry the headlights then spray with insect repellant. Quickly wipe off while still wet. Works great! You may have to redo it again periodically.

  • Kay Guthrie Kay Guthrie on Nov 13, 2018

    Mix some baking soda into some dish washing liquid to make a paste. Rub the paste onto the headlight cover with a sponge, then rinse and dry. Polish with a soft cloth.

  • Sherris Sherris on Nov 13, 2018

    FYI: I tried the baking soda and white vinegar several times over an hour or so, rubbing well after each application. THIS DID NOT WORK.

  • Richard Richard on Nov 13, 2018

    Try coke a cola.

  • Richard Richard on Nov 13, 2018

    Try coke a cola.

  • Richard Richard on Nov 13, 2018

    Try coke a cola.

  • Jill Jill on Nov 13, 2018

    none of those home concoctions work. there is a little kit you can buy at Walmart, especially for foggy/weathered headlights - very cheap - and it works like a charm.

  • Dawn Dawn on Nov 13, 2018

    It may be the clear coat that has yellowed and gotten scratches over the years. Then your headlights have to be sanded with a very fine 1000 grit sandpaper to remove all the clear coat that appears "foggy". Some Walmart stores with an auto shop dept. offer headlight restoration for $30

  • Twyla J Boyer Twyla J Boyer on Dec 18, 2018

    Recently used one of the headlight restorer kits. My headlights didn't come out really clear like new ones, but they were greatly improved. They look better an shine brighter. Worth the money and the few minutes it took to use it.