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There lots of little things we can do to keep our cars in tiptop shape and running safely that do not require a degree in mechanical engineering or deep pockets.
Thanks to Tiphero.com, we just learned a simple and inexpensive way to keep your headlights working full power all the time. You are going to want to run out to the garage as soon as you are done watching this video.
To get your headlights working as good as new, you will need toothpaste (not the gel kind), water, wax, a cloth, spray bottle, and a toothbrush. If the toothpaste is not very gritty, you may also need to add a little baking soda to the mix.
Using your hand, rub the toothpaste into the headlight thoroughly. You will need the toothbrush to get into all the little spots and to really scour the surface. Next, spray the headlight with warm water and wash and dry the headlight completely. now , cover the headlight with wax and buff the wax off. Now your headlights should be as bright as the day you brought the car home for the first time.
This neat trick got us to thinking about all the other great uses for toothpaste. Of course, there is the issue of good dental hygiene, but you can use toothpaste all over the house. Check it out.
If you find yourself handling lots of onions or fish in the kitchen, you can use toothpaste to wash your hands and rid yourself of those heavy odors.
If you have jewelry that needs to be cleaned, you can use toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush to clean them. For more stubborn tarnish, simply soak the jewelry in a container of hot water and toothpaste. However do not use this trick on pearls, as toothpaste will damage them with its abrasiveness.
You can also use toothpaste as a health and beauty aid elsewhere besides your teeth. You can dab a small amount onto zits to help clear them up, and using toothpaste on your finger and toe nails when giving yourself a mani-pedi will keep them strong.
You can use toothpaste all over your bathroom, as well. Next time you are trying to get soap scum off your tub, just wipe some toothpaste on the surface and let stand for a few minutes before wiping off with a wet cloth. And just as toothpaste can polish your jewelry, it is also great at polishing faucets as well.
If you have to patch up small holes in your wall from pushpins or picture hangers, there is no need to make a special trip to the hardware store for spackling compound. You can just dab a tiny amount of toothpaste over the hole, and it will work just as well.
Another great use for toothpaste is as an antifogging agent on mirrors and goggles. But be sure that they do not have special coatings or you may scratch the surface with the abrasive paste.
Do you have any other great uses for toothpaste around the house? Share them with us here.
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