Cleaning-mad mum uses toothpaste to defog her car headlights with incredible results


GETTING your car cleaned at the car wash is the bane of many people’s lives.

But mums have shared a simple but genius cleaning hack that can leave your headlights gleaming in minutes – and all you’ll need is a tube of toothpaste.


A woman has shared how toothpaste was the secret to defogging the headlights of her car in under a minute[/caption]

Women took to the Australian Facebook group Mums Who Clean to share their defogging method.

First, you rub the toothpaste on the headlights with a cloth, and then buff in a circular motion until the lights are sparkling.

Then, you rinse of the residue, and voila! It’s as simple as that.

One mum said that she doesn’t just use toothpaste for her car, but also uses it to tackle door paint scrapes and scratches.


She shared a ‘before’ photo showing what they looked like before she scrubbed[/caption]

She said: “This is why I never put commercial toothpaste in my mouth.

“I only use natural toothpastes and keep the chemical one in my cleaning kit.”

One mum raved about how it took her just one minute to get her headlights looking brand new using a simple tube of toothpaste.


Another mum sweared by the same method, and showed dramatic before and after shots[/caption]


Her transformation pictures inspired other mums to try out the hack[/caption]

She commented: “I just had a quick go. One minute each light. Results pretty good.”

Other unusual products that mums praised for tackling headlights include WD40, insect repellent spray Aerogard and a Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration Kit, which costs under £10 from Amazon.

One mum said: “My pop – who’s an ex car detailer – says bicarb and lemon. Make a paste, scrub it round, let it sit, then rinse.”

So, will you give it a go?


One person said the secret of their defogging was down to the Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration Kit[/caption]


They shared an ‘after’ photo show how the wax kit left their car gleaming[/caption]

  • Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration Kit, £9.49 from Amazon – buy now

People share amazing before-and-after cleaning transformations – using a £1.50 denture whitener.

For more cleaning hacks, this woman used a Poundland spray to get rid of nasty mildew stains on her window sill in just four MINUTES.

And shoppers can’t get enough of the 89p cleaning paste from Home Bargains that is a favourite with Mrs Hinch.



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