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How To Clean Your Car Headlights

Watch more How to Clean Your Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to clean your car headlights and make them like new again. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash and dry Wash and dry your car to remove all traces of dirt and grit. Then, place blue masking tape around your headlights to protect the surrounding body and grill. Step 2: Polish the surface Thoroughly clean the headlight surface with the headlight polish and cloth, rubbing it in a circular motion. Tip Each lens can take up to 10 minutes of polishing before you see a difference, so be patient. Step 3: Sand Soak the 1,000-grit sandpaper in cold water for 10 minutes. Spray the headlights with water. Sand carefully in one direction, keeping the headlights wet as you work. Tip Be careful not to damage the paint or chrome. Replace masking tape that begins to peel. Step 4: Wipe clean Spray the headlights with window cleaner and wipe them with the rag. Step 5: Repeat Repeat the procedure with the 1,500- and 2,000- grit sandpaper. Soak the paper first and keep the headlights wet; then sand at a 90-degree angle to the previous direction you used. Always sand in one direction. Use the window cleaner and wipe the lights clean after each sanding. Tip Sand carefully to remove pits and scratches, and periodically dry the surface with a towel to make sure your sanding is even. Step 6: Polish again Polish the lights with the polishing compound once more. Step 7: Remove the tape Remove the tape and wipe the lights and surrounding area a final time. Did You Know? Automobile headlights in the early 1900s were powered by acetylene gas.
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