In this age of Pinterest and Google, there are endless ideas, how-tos, and clever tricks for so many things. Many times I find myself reading these and thinking "I wonder if that really works. That is awesome!" I will Pin them, and never go back.
If you've wondered and done the same thing, then today is your lucky day! I am starting a new series called "True or False." In this series, I will test a cleaning trick, a quick fix, or a clever idea to see if it really works. If you ever see anything that you would like me to try, please send it to me!
Today's T/F comes POPSUGAR's list of Car Hacks.
According to the list, a little bit of toothpaste on a cloth can buff out residue and film from the headlamps on a car. This was particularly interesting to me because one of my headlamps is really cloudy! So I decided to give it a shot (all I have to lose is a bit of toothpaste - or maybe some headlamp film)!
First, I started by gathering my materials: toothpaste and a cloth. Check.
Then, I snapped a couple of "before" pictures to share.
With a dab of toothpaste on my cloth, I got to work. It took less buffing effort than I expected it to...
Once I felt the stickiness of the toothpaste go away, I stopped buffing to check my results. Here is what I saw:
Do you see it? Look on the right side. It's so much less cloudy!
I finished up the whole thing, and took an after picture for comparison's sake. Also, I want to throw out that I edited no pictures in this post (other than to add text). I didn't adjust coloring or anything so that it showed the most accurate results.
I was shocked at the difference! I've had this car for 2 years, and one headlamp has been cloudy the whole time. We tried washing, scrubbing, I looked at removing it to wipe out the inside...who knew that the solution was in my bathroom drawer the entire time!?
See the difference?
Until next time - -