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Silly as it sounds I've had good luck touching up my headlights in the winter at the gas station.  Once the headlights get all gunky with road grit I wipe them down with a dry paper towel and then clean them off.  Doesn't substitute for a proper buffing but it does a pretty good job if your lenses are as bad as mine are.  Wouldn't do it on a newer set but my truck is 16 years old and has a ton of miles on it.  

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One guaranteed way to clean your headlights that will last at least 5 years or so is to buy a new vehicle.  

 

There you now know the 100% effective solution, granted it comes with some down sides.......

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Here's how you clean faded headlights. I will admit this 06 Sienna my wife drives was the most expensive and difficult I ever replaced. My 98 F-150 cost $48 and was a snap. But these two new headlights were $160 and took me almost two hours because I had to unsnap each side of th fascia to get to one of 4 bolts that hold them in. But I didn't have anything better to do on this cold winter weekend morning, and it is well worth the money and time to have new ones. And there  is a YouTube video for everything. Driving home from skiing in Michigan last Sunday night was downright dangerous on rural highways, and I said enough is enough. 

 

Edit: I figgured out why these headlights were so expensive. They are motorized and adjustable from the dash. 3 years and I never knew that. Guess I should read the Manual 

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