The magic of toothpaste and your car

Hello loves!

I’m sure when people see me they don’t peg me for someone that is a do-it-herself kind of girl or a person that doesn’t mind to get her hands dirty. But the truth is, I love a good DIY project and as far as getting down and dirty, I do love to get all dolled up but I also like to get a little messy sometimes… I mean I seriously want to be on the Animal Planet reality show Hillbilly Handfishin (but that’s another blog post for another day!).

Lately as I’ve been surfing Pinterest I’ve noticed a nifty little trick that claims it can make your car’s headlights look showroom new with toothpaste. Yesterday I set aside as a ‘me’ day where I could do what I want, when I want or nothing at all if I wanted. Since I finally came across some free time I decided to give this little trick a chance.

My car isn’t anything special, in fact, it’s the very same car I learned to drive in! Seriously. ha ha ha. It’s a 2001 model and still gets me from point A to point B and back again. This car and I have traveled many miles together through the years (mainly on the highway commuting back and forth from college) so needless to say its headlights we’re looking a bit dull (to say the least).

All you need to transform your dull headlights into their new shiny exterior is an old dry cloth, toothpaste and lots of elbow grease. Simply apply the toothpaste to the dry cloth then rub in circular motion applying force until it looks like the grim is coming off. Rinse with water and voila! You’re done and your headlights look better than you have seen then look in quite a while.

Here’s a before and after photo:


What little DIY tricks do you all use?


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One thought on “The magic of toothpaste and your car

  1. Hey there, Amy… As much driving as I do, I was recently complaining to my boss about how the paint on the road doesn’t seem as bright as it used to be. The response was “That just means you’re getting older, buddy.” I wasn’t buying that answer and, shortly after, realized the reason for the dimness is that my headlight covers are heavily oxidized. Much thanks for this DIY tip – I’m going to have to give it a try!

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