How do you get the filmy stuff off from car headlights?

I would like a homemade solution- thanks!
  6 answers
  • They make special kits at auto stores that will remove the fog look on your lights. The biggest issue in doing this is not to scratch the surface of the paint or chrome that surrounds the lamp so be sure to use masking tape around the edges to protect. The process is a simple sanding with a very fine special sand paper and water. Followed by a rubbing of compound to polish the lens to a clear finish. Once that is done, the most important part is the sealer. It can be wax or if the kit provides something be sure to use it. Keep the lens waxed well. This prevents the oxidation from causing the lens to fog again. The original lens had a special sealer over the plastic. Had it not it would have fogged over many years ago. kits run from $30 to $60. You do get what you pay for in this case.

  • Rachel Rachel on Nov 06, 2014
    Toothpaste and a clean, soft rag. My grandparents gave me their RV and the headlights were so filmy they were pretty much useless. I grabbed a tube of toothpaste and applied it like wax, in circular motions, then wiped it off. It took some elbow grease to get the paste off but it worked well enough to not have to buy or make any special cleaners, or buy new headlights which we almost did!

  • Ardy Bandstra Ardy Bandstra on Nov 06, 2014
    hanks ,any special toothpaste ???????????????

  • Rachel Rachel on Nov 07, 2014
    I used Cinnamon Crest whitening. It was really thick and gooey (much more than usual) and I'm not sure if it's because it was lost in the back of the bathroom closet for a while and aged or if it's the type of toothpaste. I would recommend first trying whatever you have on hand.

  • Ardy Bandstra Ardy Bandstra on Nov 07, 2014
    Thanks Racheal!1

  • Rachel Rachel on Nov 07, 2014
    I hope it works for you!