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Old 12-10-2019, 02:48 PM   #1
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Is it true toothpaste will restore you headlights?
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:56 PM   #2
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Would you brush your teeth with a cutting compound?
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #3
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It has a little abrasive in it so yes.
But it's not as abrasive as a proper polish so will take longer and won't achieve as good results.
You'd be better off trying other polishes you have.
Meguirs Metal Polish is one good example
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This might be worth a watch.


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It has a little abrasive in it so yes.
But it's not as abrasive as a proper polish so will take longer and won't achieve as good results.
You'd be better off trying other polishes you have.
Meguirs Metal Polish is one good example
Back in the day, we could bring alloy motorcycle parts (fork sliders + footrest plates) to such a mirror shine, they looked like they had been chrone plated.

The technique was to apply metal polish (like Autosol) using a slightly rough paper like newspaper - you could get fantastic results using a folded pad of brown wrapping paper.

The difficult bit was getting an even coat of clear laquer on afterwards, without it sliding off...

Trouble with using a mild abrasive like toothpaste or metal polish is that it could take days i think, even on soft plastic headlights.
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