The Toothpaste Solution to Opaque Headlights

One of the things about modern cars is the use of plastic instead of glass for the headlight lens. Plastic is subject to deterioration from common road hazards. The deterioration causes the headlight lens to opaque, often in a section at a time across the entire lens. Opacity diffused light countering the reason for the headlight’s existence. Luckily enough, there is a common household rubbing compound that can handle the opacity; it’s called toothpaste.

After you clean the grime and grit from the headlight, apply toothpaste to the section that has turned opaque. Rub lightly in a circular motion. The toothpaste operates as a rubbing compound to remove the top layer of plastic that has turned opaque. When the opacity clears away, rinse off the toothpaste and move to the next opaque section.

Replacement headlight lenses are available at University Honda in Davis, CA.

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