Introduction: Clean Your Headlights With Toothpaste
So you're driving around super late at night in the middle of Nowhere, NM - and you realize you can't see a THING.
And you and your significant other talk about cleaning the headlights, or getting new bulbs, or something. But the store bought kits cost way more than you can afford because you just spent all your money on a cross-country move. And then one of the lights goes out and you replace it, and it doesn't make much of a difference.
So what do you do? Google it, and then wind up cleaning them with toothpaste.
I have to admit I didn't know if this would work, but I am pleasantly surprised.
When I go to pick up the boy at work tonight I will SEE ALL THE THINGS!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- regular ol' toothpaste
- old towels or rags
- water for rinsing
- a pair of filthy headlights
Or, you could try any of these amazing things with it.
Step 2: Scrub!
Squeeze out a bit of toothpaste on the rag and scrub the headlight.
Scrub however you want. Circular motion adds nothing.
Watch how fast the grime comes off! Shoo howdy!
Step 3: Admire Headlight Dirt.
Your rag/towel/cloth of choice will look like this. Good job!
I can't say that yours will look much worse than this, though... our Altima is old and very dirty. I'm pretty sure it got vacuumed for the first time ever in 12+ years before we moved to Oakland. Tyler admitted to only washing it maybe once a year too. FOR SHAME
Step 4: Rinse and Be Excited.
I rinsed them with a little water and wiped them down again to make sure all the gunk was gone. Easy! I included some before and after photos to convince you.
So now you know what to do: go buy toothpaste instead of a $30 kit.
(And sorry for the lack of pretty pictures this time. A dirty car that killed thousands of bugs while crossing the US is not the most glamorous of subjects. :D)