Lexus GX470 - Cleaning Headlights and Other Improvements

Clean Headlights

I’ve cleaned the headlights on my Lexus, using toothpaste and car wax. Materials included a tube of toothpaste with baking soda, some wax, an old toothbrush, and some rags. Simply spread the toothpaste around the headlights in a circular motion, similar to waxing. Let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe off with some damp rags. Then wax your headlights to apply a sealant on your lights. Toothpaste is not a good sealant.

Before Pictures Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

Materials Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

After Removing Toothpaste and Waxing Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

Clean Headlights

I noticed a huge difference on the fog lights, which were really cloudy. The headlights themselves improved some, but they weren’t that bad to start with.

I also installed a new gas cap, which got rid of a few engine error codes, and some new hood struts. The hood fell on me while I was changing some bulbs the other week, and I didn’t want that to happen again. The hood struts took about 20 minutes to change, and I needed a 12mm socket.

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Written on January 28, 2019

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