How to clear up oxidisation from a cloudy car headlight

First of all, this isn't a computer related post. I just thought this was cool and wanted to post up the photos :)

I was highly sceptical and didn't think this would work, but I've tried washing the damn thing so many times already and thought "what the hell, why not?"

As you can see, the left headlight isn't in the best condition.

Here's a closer look.

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Introducing my toolkit for today; a bucket of warm water, a sponge and the last bits of an almost finished toothpaste tube.


After rubbing a bit of toothpaste into the headlight with a wet sponge, feel free to apply a liberal amount of elbow grease and rub the oxidation away.

It might help to check the headlight every once in a while to see how you're going. No point rubbing over and area that's already been fixed.

Wash off all the excess toothpaste and bubbles once you're done. I couldn't believe it, but here are my before/after shots!

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It's not as clear as I'd like it to be, but I'll probably give it another whirl next weekend when my arms aren't so dead tired after washing + RainX'ing two cars.

If you're happy with your results, get some wax to lock in the shine and protect the plastic from oxidising again.


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