How To: Clean a car taillight with Autosol Polish

Clean a car taillight with Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean a car taillight with Autosol Polish. In this demonstration we use Autosol Polish to clean and restore a car tail light. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices.


Autosol Polish in a 3.3 Ounce Tube
Micro Fiber Cloth
Pair of nitrile gloves (Optional)
Autosol Headlight Refinishing Kit (Optional)


1. Apply a small amount of Autosol about the size of a nickel and spread it evenly on the taillight lens with your finger tips of your gloved hand. Using a nitrile glove makes a lot of sense in that it is a non allergenic product, that not only keeps your hands clean but also allows you to apply the polish with much less waste. Using this technique, the Autosol polish spreads on evenly to the tail light surface. You also get a feel by the lessening of the friction that the tree sap is being removed and for the length of time you will need to polish the lens.

2. If you would rather apply the polish with a cloth, do so. Many people do use any old soft cloth they have around. We recommend using a microfiber cloth and rub the paste in a circular motion until all the sap has lifted off the plastic lens. Microfiber cloths because of the nature of the way they are made work well for this application or for that matter almost any thing in the way of car detailing.

3. Continue around the tail light lens until finished. You may need to apply the polish additional times to clean the taillight when trying to remove dried tree sap. This application also works well if you need to refurbish the finish of the tail light because it has gotten cloudy with age or the back up light section is hazed or cloudy.

4. Turn over the micro fiber cloth and wipe all the polish off and buff to a shine.

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