Headlight Restoration using Toothpaste

Headlight Restoration using Toothpaste


Hey guys, ChrisFix here today I am going to show you how to make these old, yellowing, oxidizing, headlights clear again they are going to go from this to this using this so a lot of the damage here is done on the outside of the headlight I cannot tell if the inside of the headlight is no good either but the outside of the headlight is yellowing, you can feel it, it’s not smooth its all pitted which indicates that it can be polished out on my truck you can see this is also yellow, but it is oxidizing from the inside. The outside is smooth and it is pretty clean on the outside so I wouldnt be able to use this method on these headlights but for a headlight that you can feel it is not smooth on the outside and you can see that there are all spots and it is yellow on the outside this trick will definitely help you out. So you want to make sure you use a toothpaste that has some grittiness to it and is an actual paste and not a gel. this one has baking soda and peroxide which will help get our headlight lenses clear and this is all gritty, so this is a good toothpaste to use. If your toothpaste isnt gritty, then you can add some baking soda to the toothpaste all we are going to do is get a bunch of toothpaste and rub it in make sure you rub it in good cover the whole headlight you can buy a headlight restoring kit for about $15-$20 but with this toothpaste it is $1 and you will get similar results if you want, you can even use a toothbrush and brush it in there really good! and you can tell by the dirtiness of the toothbrush that this is working pretty good the toothpaste was white and is now turning yellow so this is working after brushing the headlight a good amount working that toothpaste in there really good we are going to grab our dental floss take a bunch out I am just kidding, we are not using dental floss LOL the older and the more yellow the headlight is, the longer you will have to brush and you might even have to do two applications of toothpaste another tool you can use is a Dremel with a buffing wheel on it just buff all of this toothpaste into the headlight instead of brushing it in only with a toothbrush this might give you better results, but I am not going to use it because not everyone has a Dremel I am not going to use it and if you do use a Dremel, make sure you use the low speed setting (15k rpms or less) you dont want this to spin fast because you will melt your plastic I have a spray bottle with some warm water and just give it a spray I am using a paper towel to buff this and just use a lot of pressure to buff it out get a clean paper towel for the final wipe down and after you wash it off completely apply some wax and this will provide a protective layer so the headlights dont get yellow again quickly. and it will kep them nice and clear so now we will take off the wax and you can see how much more clear the headlights are and this is with just one coat of toothpaste if you want to get it even more clear, you can use 2 or more coats now I am going to show you a before and after Hopefully this quick tip was helpful, and if it was, give the video a “thumbs up” also consider subscribing to my channel. I publish “how to videos weekly and answer all of your questions and comments. On the screen is another video that will show you another method to get your headlights clear. If the method in this video didnt work, check out the video on the screen. To get to that video, you can click the screen or you can find the link in the description below and also in the description below are the links to the ChrisFix Facebook and Twitter pages If you use Facebook or Twitter, go check it out!

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100 Comments

  1. here's another trick. take a lime and put toothpaste on it and scrub the headlights i do this once a month and my lights come out crystal clear

  2. Headlights look tons better, going to try your next level headlight restoration video for a clearer look. And then onto your how to get the inside windshield crystal clear. Thanks for your how to videos!

  3. Great Video!
    I just now did it and it's Perfect!
    I figured when you told that joke I was home free.
    Thanks for hanging this one!
    Cheers!

  4. You buffed away the last remnants of the UV protective coating, headlight restoration kits often do have those coatings included. Otherwise the sun is going to make the lights yellow again in a matter of months

  5. Wow! This method worked better than any of the so called "headlight restorer" kits that I purchased before. My headlights look like new. Thank you Chris! My only question is how often should I redo this?

  6. Works even better and quicker with a pad of fine steel wool and a cup of warm water. Put t paste on pad, dip in warm water, go to town. Got both headlights done in two minutes kinda shocked how good they came out

  7. Проверенно.этот способ почти не работает.лучше купи пасту для полировки фар.она дешевле и эффективнее.

  8. I was a little sceptical at first but gave it a go. Even during the brushing I was like ummm but as soon as I washed the headlight bam!! Just like a bought one. This totally works 100%. I used normal white toothpaste and added baking powder to it. Very happy! Thanks for the vid tip mate!

  9. That’s what I thought about toothpaste on headlights.
    I heard this before and I had to search on YouTube and found you first and realized I watched your “How to super clean the inside windshield” video WOW! and I’m already subscribed to you. I just didn’t remember until I searched.. THANKS 🙏🏽

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