Steps for How to Clean Headlights or Restore Headlights
The following steps quickly outline the steps I took to clean my car headlights. As you can see in the photos and examples, that we were able to restore the headlights some really awful looking coroded headlights and make them look shiny and new again in no time at all.
- Wash the headlights to remove excess dirt on the surface using soap and water or window cleaner.
- Tape the area around the headlights with painters tape or masking tape to prevent damaging your paint in the subsequent steps when you are using the drill.
- Apply the applicator to the drill bit. You will have a few different sand papers and other surfaces you will be attaching to the drill when cleaning your headlights.
- Apply the grittiest sand paper to the bit.
- Spray some water on the lense and start sanding with the drill in small circles working your way across the headlights. Pass over each headlight lense 2 or 3 times with the first sandpaper provided by the kit until a layer of fine dust appears over the entire headlight lense surface. Be careful to apply the sanding treatment evenly and don't forget the corners where it is harder to see initially if progress is being made.
- Wipe off the excess dust.
- Switch to the next level of sandpaper provided in the kit and repeat steps 4 and 5. Do this for all 3 or 4 grits of sandpaper provided with the kit you purchased.
- Apply the Plastic Polish to the sponge applicator and work the drill over the surface of each headlight multiple times until all areas of both headlights have been polished.
- Wipe headlights clean using a rag and water.
- Apply the lense sealer and treatment according to the directions on the treatment you purchased.
Following this process and using the technique shown in the instructional video above should help you capture the headlight restoration results you sought out to achieve. If you have any questions or problems about cleaning your headlights, or you found other tricks and tips you want to share with other readers, then don't hesitate to provide comments to this post.