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  Supplies: Spray bottle
Funnel
Measuring cup
Scrub brush
Microfiber cloth
Vinegar
Club soda
Dish soap
Lemon juice Instructions:

1. Pour ½ cup (120 milliliters) of distilled white vinegar into a 16-ounce bottle.
2. Mix in 1 cup (240 milliliters) of club soda.
3. Mix in ½ cup (120 milliliters) of nontoxic dish soap.
4. Mix in ¼ cup (60 milliliters) of lemon juice.
5. Lightly shake bottle to mix ingredients.
6. Spray a moderate amount of mixture onto an upholstered surface.
7. Scrub area with a clean brush until clean. Add additional spray when needed.
8. Dry area with a clean towel.

 

So you’re driving around super late at night in the middle of Nowhere,  and you realize you can’t see a THING.

And you and your significant other talk about cleaning the headlights, or getting new bulbs, or something. Even then one of the lights goes out and you replace it, and it doesn’t make much of a difference.

I have to admit I didn’t know if this would work, but I am pleasantly surprised.

Step 1: What you’ll need:
  • regular  toothpaste
  • old towels or rags
  • water for rinsing
  • a pair of filthy headlights
Step 2: Scrub!

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Squeeze out a bit of toothpaste on the rag and scrub [...]

Today’s two-part urethane paints consist of a clear coat on top of the color coat. While this system preserves the color by protecting against UV rays and provides a brighter shine, it can also get scratched fairly easily. Just rubbing your rag on a dusty surface, or having grit in the cloth itself, can leave fine lines and swirls.

removing-scratch-on-white-car Visible lines

If polishing and waxing isn’t producing the smooth finish you’d like to see on your vehicle, but you can’t feel the scratches with your fingernail, then a simple liquid scratch remover might do the trick. Note, however, that not all car scratches are the same. Some marks may be due to rubbing against a bumper from a car or shopping cart. The material coming into contact with your finish might be softer, and simply [...]

LIGHTS ONE INDICATOR OR BLINKER IS FLASHING FASTER THAN THE OTHER  holdbulbbybase

When you indicate one way and the blinker flashes quicker than when you indicate the other way, it means one of the bulbs has blown. An auto parts store will be able to tell you what sort of bulb you need to replace it with and your manual should show you how to get at the indicator bulbs – they’re different on every car.

DON’T TOUCH THE GLASS WHEN CHANGING HEADLIGHT BULBS

Most headlight bulbs now are filled with halogen and have special coatings on the outside of the glass. If you pick the bulb up by the glass with your fingers, you will leave trace amounts of oil and grease on the glass. When the bulb is used, that area of the [...]

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