Headlight Cleaning

Easy Headlight Restoration: DIY Guide

Sick and tired of yellowed, dull, and foggy headlights? If so, continue, we’ll give you the DIY guide so you can get your headlights looking almost new.

Why it’s Important to Restore your Headlights?

While the dull appearance of headlights undervalues your vehicles look and feel, it also impacts your visibility, and it impedes the visibility of oncoming drivers. In 2007 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration examined the risks associated with glare and driving performance and noted that headlight appearance/clarity plays a vital role in driving performance, predominately during the night. Let’s learn a few methods to clean your headlights so you can avoid visibility issues while driving.

Easy Headlight Cleaning Methods

Many tried and true methods have come to light over the course of time and it’s important to know how to properly clean your headlights. Here’s our staff pick of the easiest method that makes a difference.

1. Clean the Surface of Dirt/Debris

Before you begin cleaning, make sure you are working with a clean surface. Spray your headlights with a cleanser to remove any bugs, dirt, debris, and gunk that may be on the surface.

2. Microfiber Towel dry

Wipe down the surface to remove any excess moisture from the cleanser used in step 1.

3. Apply Headlight Restorer

Lather a generous amount of cleanser. The cleaners will be either your headlight restoration kit, toothpaste, or baking soda.When using baking soda, make sure to mix with a small amount of water to create a thick paste. Leave your cleanser on the lens for a few minutes (2-5 mins) to allow it to dry.

4. Remove Headlight Cleanser

This step will expose the clear headlights! Using evenly distributed circular motions, move around the headlights with your brush. Be careful not to press hard because the cleanser is abrasive.

5. Clean off Remaining Cleaner

Using a clean microfiber towel, buff away any remaining cleanser from the headlight lens. Spray water on any hard to remove cleaner and wipe with the microfiber towel. You should now be able to see the difference and have a clear headlight!

Contact Dash

Contact Dash if you have any questions or need our help to restore your vehicles headlights, we’re more than happy to assist!

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