Home Remedy Headlight Cleaners

Cleaning car headlights can be an easy task, if you know what cleaning elements to use. While several retail products claim to clean headlights, these items can be expensive, and many times too pricey for our budgets. Instead, consider making your own homemade cleaning solution, without hurting your wallet.

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Cooking Spray

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Cooking spray works wonderfully on car headlights, as it cleans and polishes, while also lubricating headlight seals. Spray the headlights in a coating of this cooking spray, and rub in with a clean cloth or sponge. Headlights will be left film-free, lubricated, and gleaming. Use regularly as a headlight-cleaning agent.

Toothpaste and Baking Soda

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A solution of toothpaste and baking soda will also clean and polish headlights. In a dish, make a solution of paste-style toothpaste (no gel), and stir in baking soda until a gritty substance has formed. Use a brush or cloth to apply this to the headlights, and buff until all film and residue has been removed. Wipe clean with a damp cloth to collect any excess film or cleaning solution residue, and repeat as often as necessary to keep headlights looking their best.

Dish Detergent

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A simple dish detergent solution will also break up dirt and grime on headlights, leaving behind a streak-free shine. In a dish or spray bottle, mix a solution of 1 cup water and 10 drops liquid dish detergent. Apply to the headlights and work in with a cloth or sponge. Rinse when finished to remove and dirt or detergent residue, and repeat as often as needed to keep headlights gleaming.