Don’t worry: the damage (usually) isn’t permanent. If your plastic headlights or taillights are foggy or yellowed enough to obstruct the light coming from the bulbs, it’s time to take a look at a couple of restoration options. Having the road before you properly illuminated is critical to the safety of yourself and others, so make sure that you take care of your hazy lights quickly and thoroughly.

Using Restoration Products

Perhaps the go-to way to restore your plastic headlights to their former glory is to purchase a headlight restoration product and get going yourself. You will need to first gently clean off your headlights with glass cleaner or soap and then dry them thoroughly. Once your headlights are as clear as they’re going to get, use your abrasive product to scuff at the haze on the plastic. Most headlight restoration items use things like sandpaper to accomplish this step, and if you do a thorough enough job of it, the entire headlight will be free of any of the previous yellowing. You can then polish your lights and apply a UV sealant to protect your headlights from future damage.

Using Toothpaste

If you’re an even more extreme do-it-yourselfer, you can bypass the purchasable products entirely and go straight to the home remedy. Toothpaste works like the abrasives in the headlight restoration kits discussed earlier. In this instance, you’ll want to again clean off your headlights before you apply the toothpaste. Once you have the toothpaste on your headlights, scrub it away with a clean cloth. As with the previous method, you will want to polish your headlights and then use a headlight sealant to protect them from further scratching or yellowing.

Using Service

Or, visit Speedy Roo Motorsports and get your deserving vehicle the professional care it wants and needs. Speedy Roo has been providing new and used car automotive services for over a decade. If you’re looking to treat your car for all of the hard work it’s done for you, there’s no better way to go than getting service from Speedy Roo. Call today for an appointment at 303.400.0625

About the author

Established in 2002. Speedy Roo Motorsports started out as a one bay and a one man operation in Aurora in 2002. Owner, Dave had reached the point in his career that there was no place else to go but out on his own. Having worked at an independent shop for several years, and at a dealership for few years, Dave started his own shop with the goal of providing his customers with the best of both worlds: excellent service and fair prices. Locally owned and operated, our mission is to provide quality repairs in a friendly and clean environment. With over 14 years of success, we look forward adding you to our long history of happy customers.

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