Lincoln Town Car Headlight
Lincoln Town Car Headlight: Cleaning and Restoration
Keep your headlights bright. One way to do this is by making sure that the headlight lenses aren’t dirty and foggy. If they appear dull, yellow, or grimy, all you have to do is clean them up and polish them. We have some tips for cleaning and restoration for a Lincoln Town Car headlight set. Here are some of them:
Cleaning the headlights
- Wash the headlight lenses using car soap or some dish detergent.
- Clean and rinse the headlight lenses with lukewarm water.
- Use a lint-free cloth for wiping the headlights dry.
- Make sure that the headlights are completely dry before you polish them.
- Polish the headlights by applying some buffing compound with a clean micro-fiber cloth.
- Buff the headlights until they’re clear and shiny.
NOTE: To keep the headlights in better working condition, you may apply some plastic adhesion promoter on the headlights, add some layers of automotive clear coat, or wax the headlights.
Fixing foggy headlightsToothpaste
- Use a damp cloth for rubbing toothpaste onto the headlight surface.
- Rub the headlight surface until the haze or oxidized plastic is already cleared.
- Be sure to rinse the headlight surface thoroughly to remove any toothpaste residue.
- Apply the cleaning solution on the headlights using some soft scrubbing pad or sponge.
- Scrub the cover in circular motions, covering all corners.
- Allow the solution to sit for no less than 2 minutes.
- Clean off the cleaner on the headlight cover using some dry, clean cloth or towel.
- Remove the residue using a damp, clean cloth and dry it with a towel or rag.
- Wet the sandpaper that will be used to fix the foggy surface.
- Sand the headlight surface up and down, starting at one side and onto the other.
- Apply some rubbing compound on the headlight surface using a clean cloth.
- Buff the headlights until they’re shiny using a clean, lint-free cloth or an electric buffer.
NOTE: You may wrap a sheet of 500-grit sandpaper around a foam or sponge to easily sand the surface until it’s even and smooth. Wipe it with a microfiber cloth and then move on to sheets of 1,000- and 2,000-grit sandpaper that’s soaked in a mixture of dish detergent and water. Wet the surface from time to time when sanding until the rough spots are cleared. The process should including washing and rinsing before moving on to sanding with another sheet of sandpaper. Once sanding is over, apply some polish on the lenses using some micro-fiber cloth. The headlights should be rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry completely.