Quick Tip: Make Your Strobe Shine With Toothpaste

Old & DirtyHere is a quick one, that I think has not been around the yet.

After using your strobe for a while, the plastic top will get oxidized a bit, maybe get some stains. You know, it just aint looking as it used to any more. The shine that your old relations used to have is gone.

Luckily there is a quick way to fix that. Using sulfuric acid toothpaste. It is an old trick used to clean beat up headlights, and it worked wonders for my strobe.

Here is how you do it in three quick steps.


1. Don’t brush your tooth today. Save the daily dose of toothpaste for something way more important than dental hygiene.

2. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to a cloth. Now, this has to be the good ol’ white toothpaste. Not that new age gel that everybody uses these days. Also don’t go crazy, half a pea should be more than plenty.

3. Remember wax-on Wax-off? Turn out that this will not make you a karate master (Yes, I said Karate, that kong-fu remake is bullocks). Use circular motion to gently rub the toothpaste on the front plastic surface. Be careful not to get any in the creases.

Nice & Clean

There you go, a new shiny flash.