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How to Make Your Car Headlights Shine Like New

Kinsey.Lindgren

If you’ve been a couponer for any reasonable length of time, chances are fairly high that a large supply of free or super cheap toothpaste exists somewhere in your house. For some of us, it’s more like a small city’s worth. Besides having the cleanest, whitest teeth in town, ever wonder what else you can do with all that extra toothpaste?

Hint: think car! That’s right. You can use it on your car! Take a look at your headlights. Notice how they’ve begun to oxidize? See that film built up, dimming your lights, making your car look old and dirty from the front? Of course you can fix this with all those restoration kits out there. You know, the expensive ones that help remove that stubborn film. If you take this route, be prepared to spend $10-$25. But why, when you can grab a tube of toothpaste from your stockpile? Here’s a quick, easy way to make those headlights shine light new:

What You Need:

  • White toothpaste (blue and color streaked toothpaste do not work well)
  • A cloth rag
  • Water

What To Do:

  • Apply the white toothpaste liberally to your car’s headlights. Make sure to cover completely, even if you have to apply a couple of times.
  • Thoroughly scrub using a cloth rag.
  • After scrubbing, rinse with water.

That’s it! Now you have like-new headlights that look better, brighter, and increase safety and visibility.  It’s so easy, even your kids can do it. How well does this process work? Try it and see. You’ve got nothing to lose and only bright lights to gain!

For more ways to use toothpaste, click here.

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