Foggy headlights affect not only the look of the car, but also the way things look from the car by giving off a dimmer version of the light it once provided. While foggy headlights may not be a safety issue, they can be irritating. Clearing up that hazy appearance is a simple task that won’t take much time or money and will have headlights looking like new in no time.
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Things you need
- Clean soft cloth
- White toothpaste
- Carburettor cleaner
- Rubbing compound
Drill a small hole in the bottom of the lens to relieve condensation; fresh air will alleviate and prevent condensation.
Apply white toothpaste to a soft clean cloth and rub the lens with it in small circular motions. Rinse the lens with clean water before the toothpaste dries.
Spray carburettor cleaner on a dry clean cloth and wipe the lens thoroughly.
Spray WD-40 on the lens and polish the lens.
Apply rubbing compound to the lens with a soft clean cloth and buff the shine back with a separate dry clean cloth.
Tips and warnings
- Wear gloves and work in a properly ventilated area when dealing with chemicals.