Clean Your Hazy Headlights With Toothpaste

Introduction: Clean Your Hazy Headlights With Toothpaste

Here’s one trick that every car owner should know! Remember the day when you bought your car, everything was squeaky clean. 5 years later, you’ll realize that your headlights are covered with cloudy dirt, cleaning it with soap isn’t enough. The solution; toothpaste!

When we went out of town on a road trip, my dad noticed that the light coming from our headlights seem to be faint and diffused. When we finally got home, I noticed this cloudy haze on our headlights. Cleaning the car is one of my chores.

On the other day, I was asked by my dad to try to find and find way of cleaning the hazy headlights. I googled for solutions then I suddenly I came across jessyratfink’s write-up, I gave it a try and it worked like Magic!

I’m kinda’ starting my YouTube channel so I decided to make this video. BTW, thanks to everyone who supported my previous YouTube project, it turned out to be successful. There’s more to come! 😀

Step 1: Things You’ll Need

All you need is a foil of toothpaste and a clean piece of cloth (microfiber works well).

Step 2: Squeeze Some Toothpaste!

Squeeze out enough toothpaste on your finger tip then wipe it on the cloth.

Step 3: Scrub & Buff

Don’t add some water yet! using a cloth, scrub the tooth paste in an elliptical motion.

Step 4: Clean & Dampen Your Cloth

Go to your sink then dampen your cloth with water. Just water.

Step 5: ​Rinse Your Headlights

Go back to your car and scrub it again, this time with a damp piece of cloth.

Step 6: Wipe It!

When your done with the scrubbing, wipe it!

Step 7: Voila!

Your headlights will look brand new! Just like magic! 😀

That’s how toothpaste keeps out mouths clean! LOLs :))

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69 Comments

What is the problem? I just tried it, after hubby attempted it and failed last fall. I watched your video and followed it implicitly. Headlights looked great for about 10 seconds, until the water evaporated. now they are foggy again. Hubby tried other products to no avail. maybe we need new headlight covers.

I just tried your method to my headlights and it was amazing! Worked great with little work involved. So what if you have to do it monthly. you need to clean your car often don’t you?
Anyway, I thank You!!

I tried this toothpaste hack on my headlights, and it did not work at all. I followed the instructions exactly.

Question 4 years ago on Step 6

How long will this stay clean looking? Will it fade back to the haze?

Answer 4 years ago

For me it did not last long. I used crest complete and cleaned the lenses well. They were very foggy and aged and just looked terrible in general, when I was done, they certainly didn’t look brand new by any means, but did look quite a bit better. However, it seems like only a few weeks had gone by and they were back to about what they had looked like before. I am now looking into replacing and upgrading headlight assembly which is beginning to look into the options. Many of the options available definitely expensive.

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