How to clean LED taillights at home – Pro Tuning Lab

When it comes to keeping a vehicle clean and in good condition, routine care measures to keep the taillights in perfect condition are sometimes neglected. It is not only a question of aesthetics but also of safety because cleaning the dirty car lights will help them illuminate brightly, improving visibility while driving.

The passage of time and the action of external agents, including exposure to UV rays, cause the covering of the tail light to deteriorate. To combat this, there are a series of cleaning products and also DIY methods that will make them clear again. In this post, we share a simple homemade trick to you’re your car taillights spotless for enhanced driving safety.

Using toothpaste to clean LED taillights

Toothpaste, due to its whitening and slightly abrasive properties, has multiple applications in addition to the main one, which is oral hygiene. If your taillights have developed deposits that make them dim, toothpaste can be an effective solution. Here’s how:

  • Clean the taillights as you normally do, with water and a little diluted soap. Do not forget to remove any dirt that is embedded in the headlights, as well as the particles of mud or the usual bugs that remain after a trip.
  • Dry the LED lights with a soft cloth, but be careful. It is better if it is microfiber to prevent scratching.
  • Put masking tape around the perimeter of the glass to protect the vehicle body and thus prevent the toothpaste from coming into contact with the car’s paint.
  • Use a cloth (or your fingers) to apply a medium-thick layer of toothpaste all over the taillight. Do this by drawing small circles that will help polish the headlights.
  • Let the toothpaste sit for no more than five minutes (don’t wait for the paste to dry completely).
  • Remove the toothpaste with the help of a cloth dampened with water or, if you prefer, with a glass cleaner. If necessary, dry again. The result will be clear glossy tail lights.

If this technique doesn’t work, it may be time to replace your LED tail lights. Get in touch with Pro Tuning Lab to learn more and get expert car advice.