Toothpaste: it restores old sneakers, de-stains MacBooks, and, it seems, heals whatever minor scratches ail your car, whether on the body, or the problematic kind that reduce your headlights’ brightness.
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Among the 35 (technically 34) non-tooth-related uses the Coupon Sherpa suggests for toothpaste, two of them are of particular help to anyone who’s been nagged by the small scratches that accumulate on any car that gets actual use:
30. Auto Scratches
Much cheaper than expensive scratch removers, toothpaste can smooth over minor damage for mere pennies. Apply a dab of toothpaste to a damp sponge and rub with a circular motion. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Just make sure you don’t rub too hard or you’ll damage the paint job. …
The dings and scratches sustained by headlight glass defuses the light and makes it harder to see. Eliminate this haze by thoroughly cleaning the headlight, then rubbing in a glob of toothpaste. Follow up with a good buffing to even out the glass, either by hand or with the buffer on an electric drill.
Handy stuff. If you’ve got a rare case where toothpaste was the solution, tell us about it in the comments.
35 Uses for Toothpaste That Don’t Involve Your Teeth [Coupon Sherpa via Consumerist]