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September 20, 2021

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Clean your headlamps

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First, wipe off the dirt and dust with a wet rag or paper towels.

Do every light: turn signals, the ones on your mirrors, fog lamps, brake lights: don't forget the one in your rear window.

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Then, wipe them off with this stuff and gaze in wonder at how the cloudy plastic headlamp covers are suddenly clear.

Way safer while driving at night.



FunFact: Back in the day when I used to stop by friends' homes to hang out, using this stuff to clean their cars' lights was one of the many things I did both outside and inside their places to make things better, never letting on I'd done anything such that later they'd think "Huh."

September 20, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Someone asked Count Basie: "What's jazz?"
He said, "Pat your foot."

What's bookofjoe?
It makes you think "Huh."

Posted by: Luke | Sep 20, 2021 10:36:37 AM

Helpful hint - if your (polycarbonate) headlight lenses are hazed, get a soft rag and a tube of regular white toothpaste. Smear the toothpaste on the lights and genrly rub with a rag in circular motion.
Add water if paste gets too dry.
Rinse well with water to remove white residue.

No magic or rocket science involved. The abrasive compound of toothpaste will remove the layer of oxidated plactic.

Warning - the fix is not permanent - your lights will haze again sooner or later. If so, repeat the procedure.

Posted by: Tomasso | Sep 20, 2021 10:12:13 AM

Stopping by Advance Auto to buy some today along with new windshield wipers.

Posted by: Pictou | Sep 20, 2021 9:56:46 AM

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