It’s been a long winter with lots of salt, sand, and now mud splashed on our cars.
Our poor vehicles need a good car wash. Even the headlights are dirty, especially on Nate’s car.
There was so much grime on those filthy headlights that it was starting to affect their brightness. Yikes!
I could have bought one of those fancy headlight cleaning kits, but who wants to spend extra money when you can do pretty much the same thing at home for free?
HOW TO CLEAN HEADLIGHTS:
What’s the secret?
I used a regular tube of Colgate anti-cavity toothpaste, but I don’t think it matters what kind. And you only need a little for each headlight – not much more than brushing your teeth.
I recommend using an old toothbrush to gently scrub the headlights with the toothpaste, but you can use paper towels or a cleaning rag too. Just don’t use anything abrasive – you don’t want scratches.
“Brush” the headlights back and forth and in swirling motions.
Then wipe off the toothpaste with a paper towel or cleaning cloth.
Boom! Look how clean that is?!
And it only takes a couple quick minutes.
Have you checked your headlights lately? Because now you know how to clean headlights right at home!
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
How easy is that? I am adding this to my to-do list for the weekend 😉
I’m going to share this with my boyfriend. He always has a problem with cloudy headlights and this is simple and easy.
Anne, Mommy Has to Work says
Toothpaste? I never would have thought. We bought a $40 kit a few years ago. I’ll use toothpaste next time.
A few days ago, I felt like my headlights were not shining as bright as they usually do. This might just be the problem! I’ll have to give the toothpaste a try. Thanks!
Laura (Another Cent Saved) says
I’m so trying that this weekend. I hate traveling at night due to foggy headlamps. I live in a Mountainous area of the country and its important to stay safe. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Amber Edwards says
No way! Toothpaste? I never would have guessed! I thought maybe it was something like Vinegar. But nope! How cool! I have to try this now!
Oh my goodness, are you serious? I am totally trying this TOMORROW… so cool. Thanks for sharing.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
Really toothpaste! I would have never thought of that! That is great to know!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
This is something I never thought of! Will have to try it!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This is a fantastic hack. I will have to try it on my cars this weekend.
Wow! Thanks Erika, this is a great tip. Can’t wait to try it out .
Sharon Hancock says
This is such a great tip! I can’t wait to go outside and try it. 🙂 I always have tons of toothpaste around because I usually get it free with coupons, so this is perfect!
Sara Killinger says
I cannot believe it is this easy to clean your headlights. My headlights have been foggy for years and I was afraid that I’d have to take them in somewhere to get replaced. I will definitely give this tip a try.
Car Tailing says
Hi Ericka, defogging a headlight is useful to newly drivers. Being able to afford a kit to properly clean these headlights. I never noticed how the weather could cause them to fog so much. What are more affordable ways to clean them? Thanks a bunch!