If your headlights are cloudy, yellow, or foggy, not only do they not look the best, but it can be dangerous too. Dirty headlights can cause dimmer light, making it harder for other drivers to see you and making it hard for you to see in the dark. Here at Wrench, we can help you out of this situation by providing easy tips and tricks to turn your yellow headlights into freshly cleaned headlights, all from the convenience of your own home.


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Why do Headlights Turn Yellow or Foggy?

Some reasons your headlights may be yellow or foggy include:

  • Lenses can develop cracks when exposed in UV radiation, this can also happen due to polycarbonate lens exposed to the air. This exposure can lead to a yellow spot on the headlight.
  • Headlights can turn foggy due to contact with the dirt and chemical on the roads. If you live near industrial areas, your headlight might be even more affected because of various environmental factors.
  • High moisture in atmosphere can also be a cause for cloudy headlights.

DIY Tips and Tricks to Clean Car Headlight:

  1. Mixture of Vinegar and Water
    Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle, the amount of vinegar used against water must be 1/3.  Spray the mixture on to the headlights, after spraying the mixture wipe it up with the cloth.
  2. Sandpaper as a Scrubber
    Using sandpaper can be a risky way of removing the cloudy headlights, but used properly, it can help you in get rid of cloudy headlights. The sandpaper must be scrubbed on the headlights firmly so that headlight can remain in the best condition without scratches or external damages.
  3. Toothpaste
    Toothpaste can be easy, effective, and cheap source for improving the shine of your headlights. If you have cloudy headlights, apply toothpaste to a clean toothbrush to scrub the headlight so that the toothpaste can work on cleaning the surface. As you see the white toothpaste turning yellow so it’s the time to take of the applied toothpaste, the toothpaste turning yellow represents the removal of the dirt from the headlights. Now spray water on it and clean the headlight. You can apply wax after this process to retain the shine of the headlight.
  4. Insect Repellent Spray
    Insect repellent can also be used for getting rid of dirty headlights. Spray a little amount of insect repellent on a towel, do not apply the insect repellent directly to the headlights because this will damage the headlights. Rub the headlight with the towel and clean the headlight with normal towel afterwards.

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