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Proper Methods To Clean Car Lights

The headlights of the car play a prominent role in that they are the eyes of the car that enable the driver to see in the dark, and also facilitate the vision of the car by others, in addition to adding aesthetics to the general appearance of the car, so maintaining its cleanliness is necessary to ensure the clarity of the light emitted from it, as These lamps are exposed to dirt and scratching due to several factors, which makes them blurry, and in this article an explanation of how to clean the lamps from the inside and outside.

Cleaning Car Lights From Outside

Headlights are exposed to several conditions that limit vision during them, so it is necessary to follow several precautions for the safety of the lamps, and to ensure that they work perfectly, and the following is the method used for cleaning.

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The lenses mainly consist of poly carbonate plastic, which is affected by its daily exposure to sunlight, and with the passage of time the outer layers decompose, causing fogging in the lamps, and the following tools are used to clean the outside:

  • Cleaning supplies, such as baking soda and toothpaste.
  • Old towels.
  • Latex gloves to protect hands.
  • Water for rinsing.
  • Soft bristle brush.

Cleaning Method

The cleaning process is summarized by gently scraping the lamps without scratching them, whose materials are available in the home or garage, and by following a few simple steps as follows:

  • Clean the outer surface of the lamps to remove any dirt, dust, or even insects and sticky materials that have accumulated on the surface.
  • Apply an appropriate amount of cleaning agent, or baking soda, mix it with water to make a cohesive paste, or toothpaste, and leave it for a few minutes until it dries slightly.
  • Clean the lights using the brush in circular motions, making sure to pass over the entire surface of the lights, and during this process the blurry and yellowing begins to disappear.
  • Clean any residue of the cleaning substance using water and a damp cloth, then dry it, and enjoy clean and whiter headlights.

Cleaning Car Lights From Inside

Cleaning the headlights is not limited to cleaning them from the outside, but rather goes beyond cleaning them from the inside from dust, mud accumulation, and even water particles, which reach the inside of the headlights when the protective covers are eroded by road conditions.

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Several materials can be used to clean the headlights of the car without the need to remove them from their place to avoid re-installing them incorrectly. The following are the materials used to clean the headlights from the inside:

  • Soft sponge and cotton cloth.
  • A pair of strong magnets.
  • Scissors or a knife.
  • Strong adhesive.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Dry towel.
  • rubbing alcohol.
  • A pair of gloves.
  • pliers.

Cleaning Method

The following steps are taken to clean the headlights from the inside:

  • The sponge is cut in the shape of a triangle and a hole is made to accommodate the magnet, then one of the two pieces of the magnet is inserted into it, and the other magnet is placed in the piece of cloth after it has been folded, then both the sponge and the piece of cloth are pasted to avoid the magnet falling.
  • The headlight is removed depending on the make and model of the car, and then placed on a clean towel to maintain its integrity, and to ensure that it does not come into contact with human skin.
  • The sponge or cloth containing the magnet is inserted from the headlight opening, and the other piece of magnet is placed on the opposite outside end of the headlight.
  • Start the cleaning process by moving the sponge and observing the disappearance of dirt little by little. In the event of stubborn dirt, some cleaning materials can be used, with the need to wear gloves to protect the skin.
  • Gently return the headlight to its place, once the cleaning is completed, and make sure to put it in the correct place to enjoy clean headlights that work perfectly.

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