How to Restore Headlights With Toothpaste

As a temporary solution to fix oxidised headlights, you can use toothpaste.

It’s super cheap and simple.


  • Toothpaste – You need toothpaste that is not a gel and has little bits in it that makes it gritty. If you don’t have a toothpaste like that, you can add a bit of baking soda to it to make it gritty.
  • Warm Water
  • Paper towel/Microfiber Cloth
  • Wax

Step 1. Apply toothpaste

Take plenty of toothpaste and rub it into the headlight with your hand.

Apply a decent amount of pressure to really get it in there.

Step 2. Wash the headlight

After you’ve rubbed the toothpaste in, wash it off with warm water and a paper towel or microfiber cloth.

Step 3. Repeat

If your light isn’t as clear as you want it to be. Repeat the process as many times as you like.

Step 4: Wax

This step is optional but it’s good to use wax to prevent the light from oxidising quickly.

Using a wax of your choice apply it to the headlight in accordance to the instructions.


Please note that this is only a cheap, quick fix and not meant to be a permanent solution.

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