To clean oxidized headlights with headlight cleaner, rub them with a scuffing pad, mask them with tape, buff the lights with a cloth buffing ball, wax them and rub them with a towel. This one-hour procedure requires safety goggles, latex gloves, masking tape, a drill and a headlight cleaning kit.Continue Reading
Put on latex gloves and safety goggles. Open the headlight cleaning kit, and remove all the components. Attach the buffing ball to a drill. Wet the scuffing pad with water, and wring it out.
Apply masking tape around the perimeter of the headlights.
Rub the headlights with the wet scuffing pad.
Spread polishing paste over the headlights, set the drill to its highest setting and polish the lights with the buffing ball.
Turn off the drill, and run your fingers over the headlights. If you detect rough spots, rub them with the scuffing pad, apply more polishing paste and buff them again. Repeat this process until the headlights are completely smooth.
Remove your goggles. Cover the headlights with a thin layer of wax, let it dry, remove the masking tape and shine the lights with a soft towel.