How to Make Headlights Look Like New

by Russell Wood

Fading lighting is a problem, and if you have a vehicle with yellowed or scratched plastic headlights, it can be a hazard. So how do you make headlights look like new? The answer is a polishing job using a few special tools.

Mask off the lens using the masking tape. You want to surround the lens, and protect the sheet metal so that it doesn't get damaged.

Attach the wool pad that comes with the kit onto the drill by placing it in the chuck and tightening.

Apply the polish that comes with the kit onto the wool pad, making sure to just put on a little bit at a time. Applying too much will get polish everywhere.

Place the wool pad onto the lens and turn on the drill. Work the polish around the lens.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the lens is clean and all of the scratches are gone.

Wipe off any excess polish using the microfiber towel. Then remove the masking tape from the vehicle.

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About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.