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Make Your Flash Shine Again with a Dab of Toothpaste

If you’ve used your flash for quite a while, you may have noticed some yellowish haze where the plastic has oxidized. For flash units that have a smooth surface, here’s a pro tip: you can make it shine again by simply dabbing a little toothpaste onto a cloth and wiping off the haze in a circular motion.

The trick has been used for some time with car headlights that develop the same yellowish haze. This video shows the wonders it can do:

(via DIYPhotography.net via Lifehacker)


Image credits: Toothbrush and Toothpaste by Southside Images, Flash – Ah – Saviour of the universe by Paul Watson