Before you start out, you need to decide how you’re going to clean your headlights and gather your supplies. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding what to buy:
What’s the best way to clean headlights?
Well, that depends on what state your headlights are actually in. If you clean your car regularly and they’re not too bad, then usually toothpaste and other environmentally friendly options will be enough. But if you’ve neglected your car for a long time, go the heavy-duty route and buy a restoration kit.
How do I know if my headlights need the heavy-duty cleaning option?
If they’re yellowed, really cloudy and old, then you’ll probably need a headlight restoration kit.
What if I’m concerned about the chemicals and want to try an environmentally friendly option?
If that’s the case, then you can create your own restoration kit using toothpaste, baking soda, and other environmentally friendly, safe options.
What’s the best sandpaper grit to buy?
You need a few different grades of sandpaper if you decide to make your own headlight cleaning kit. Try starting with 400, 600 and 2000 grit sandpaper and remember that the lower the number, the more abrasive it will be.
What to use for cleaning headlights?
If you’re making your own kit then you’ll need painter’s tape, polishing compounds, a UV sealant, different sandpaper grits, paste wax and some microfiber cloths. If your headlights aren’t that bad, toothpaste or baking soda work well to clean headlights too!