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Restore your headlights

Use tooth paste and windex to restore your headlights

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i have a 2004 freestar van that has headlights so dim i can hardly see where i am going at nite are there any fixes for this problem?

if you are referring to that foggy look on your headlights, you can buy cleaner kits at any parts store. wesleys bleach white seems to works some also. i have even seen tooth paste used with a wrag or the stuff you clean cd's with. Or just some plain plexi glass cleaner will do

Dec 10, 2010 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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headlight lenses foggy not clear any more

The haze is almost always on the inside of the housing. It can be restored by first removing the lens cover and polishing very gently with a paste made from baking powder and water. make a waterry paste and clean a small area at a time with a soft cloth. Requires some patience, but can be done.

Jan 08, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

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Dim Headlights

You can polish the headlight lenses to make them clear again. You can buy a kit with polishing compound and a buffing wheel, or use the same polishing compound that you use to take scratches and haze out of your cars paint, or silver, brass or copper polish would work as well. You can even mix some tooth paste and baking soda, use a damp rag and rub the paste over the lens buffing really hard and fast, then wipe the lens off and buff it with a clean dry rag. Do one lens at a time and the tooth paste polish trick takes more work than polishing compound but it does work.

Aug 21, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

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1999 Chevrolet Suburban Cleaning Headlights. What to use? and how......

I'm a car guru. I watched a car show and they said to use like arm & hammer tooth paste and a buff wheel for a drill attachment. Add tooth paste and buff. Wipe with water to see results. May take 2 or 3 applications to get results you like. It may take you up to 15 minutes per light depending on the u/v damage.

May 03, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

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