How do you clean car tail lights?

I went offroading last weekend and now my tail lights are covered in mud. What's the best way to clean them?

Offroading is a great time; I hope you had fun! Mud is fairly easy to remove, so cleaning your tail lights shouldn’t be too difficult if you follow these simple steps:
  • Give them a good wash with warm water and soap, using a soft cloth or microfiber towel.
  • Now that they’re relatively clean, check for scuffs or issues that may need further attention or repairs.
  • If they are really dirty, use a microfiber cloth to apply a pro-grade compound. Use a rapid movement to rub the compound into the plastic.
  • After that, if you still have issues, try a small polishing pad with a handheld drill. Just apply the compound to the pad and run over the plastic.
  • If you want a shiny finish, add some plastic polish at the end * At-home remedies such as toothpaste and baking soda can also work.
    You should now have squeaky clean tail lights!
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 29, 2021

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