How To Restore Dingy Headlights? NO PROBLEM! This Easy TRICK Will Make Them SHINE Like NEW AGAIN!

Since the day you decided you want to own our own car, or the day your parents bought you your first car or you bought it yourself, you knew that with it comes great responsibility! Very soon, you realized that it`s not all about putting gas in it and drive it, there is lot of maintenance to be done! From oil changing, chain installing to everything else! Well, keeping the headlights clean comes in as well! This week we have set apart the most outstanding educational videos that can really help us with our cars’ problems. This time we will show you one way of how to restore dingy headlights! So far, we have learned how to fix dents, remove scratches, etc, and now we go even deeper with our solutions, as it is time to restore the dingy headlights.

Old and yellow headlights of a car, say a lot about its careless owner, but that title today will be easily changed. All you need is a bug spray and a towel and your headlights will look so fresh, like you bought the car yesterday. From my own experience, I can say that this method works. Patience and step following is very important and you will learn how to restore dingy headlights!

However, people are still asking how long does the shine last before you have to reapply the bug spray again? Well the answer is few months, but that mainly depend on what exactly the bug spray is doing to the lens. Experts say that the bug spray eats the top layer of the headlights and make them tacky. But that can be your mistake, especially if you leave the spray on it for a while or did it in direct sun light.

Finally, if you want to see 8 easy steps on how to fix the dents on your car, follow this link!


22 thoughts on “How To Restore Dingy Headlights? NO PROBLEM! This Easy TRICK Will Make Them SHINE Like NEW AGAIN!

  1. bob pfister

    I think the best thing to use is glass top stove cleaner

    1. A good compond with a buffer will last lot longer.

  2. Stan

    DO NOT really do this. I think the rain can wash the bug spray down onto your paint and ruin it.

    1. Come on Stan,
      Such a sense of humour..

  3. John

    it doesn’t work, what happens is the oils in the bug repellent mask the foggy lense which makes the foggy look disappear, soon as the oil wares off the fog will come right back. the foggy look comes from the suns rays after a while beating on the lens causes a chemical reaction which causes the lens to fog out, alls you have to do to get a permeate fix is resurface the lens which is very cheap and easy to do.

  4. White Eagle

    Be careful with Bug Repellents some have an oil base that will attract dust and dirt…

    1. Johnny

      Thanks for your info White Eagle :)

    2. Dave

      Don’t forget, it attracts bugs

  5. Chris

    T-cut works a treat and lasts several months.

  6. Ant

    As a experienced mechanic and sprayer, the best method is to polish the lenses back to a permanent shinr by using a fine compound like paint renovator or even cif cream , i found tcut to be a bit course. then polish with wax after to protect it, spraying the lense with oil based sprays does make it shiney but it doesnt last long and only masks the problem rather than fix it. Always test a small area first!!!

    1. Johnny

      Thanks a lot for your info Ant! Excellent method you have :)

  7. Shaun Connolly

    500° engine silicone works best. Lasts always

    1. Johnny

      Another great advice! Thank you Shaun!

  8. Benjamin F.

    The simply and ease way to do that with TOOTH CREAM!

  9. Eric

    dont spray it when lights are on it can break the lense and thats just a temporary fix.

    1. Johnny

      Thanks for the advice Eric. Have a great day! :)

  10. Mr. T

    The pro solution (the only one that brings the lights to the original status) is:
    1. Wash thoroughly
    2. Progressive Wet sanding (800 to 1500/2000)
    3. Compounding (DA sander)
    4. Polishing
    5. Protection (wax or sealant for plasitc)

    Other techniques just fool the eye, like any grease or oily material. More, they do nothing to fix the yellow tone of the transparent matter.

    There are many kits out there providing all the stuff you need to do the task.

    1. Johnny

      Thank you for your tips Mr. T! Have a great day :)

    2. Gary Mack

      One step more, I use plastic adhesion promoter and a quality clear coat over 800 grit and have seen the best results .Five years down the road and still clear.

  11. Tony

    I have heard that spraying clear coat after clearing the lights lasts longest

  12. Bob

    A “CHUX MAGIC ERASER” and 10 minutes of your time followed by a quick wash will do a much better job and lasts 6 months even if your car lives outside. Just keep it away from your painted surfaces. (Can leave swirls)

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