Tip & How-To about Subaru Outback

Get You Headlights Clear Again

Rocks and road debris put tiny nicks in the plastic lens on car headlights. You can replace the whole assembly for tons of money, or get Novus #2 Polish.
Simply wipe it on like you would a car wax. Let it dry, then polish it off. It may take more than one application, but you'll love it.
This works on any vehicle with plastic headlight covers, but I'm forced to choose and make and model. ::sigh::

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