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    what u guys use to take spray paint off headlights? I tried nail polish remover and it's still not coming off, idk if paint thinner will work cuz it might take the gloss out the lens so i'm not sure what to use.

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    prep-sol should work, its stuff painters use to clean off a car before painting.
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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    where u buy that at? lowes?

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    ummm i dunno, but any paint shop should have a small can, or they will have something to take the paint off.
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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    ima use brake fluid and the a very light sandpaper, brb lol lets see.

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    Clay bar!

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    you can use brake cleaner to take off the paint.

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    i saw u today wid the pink subie on richmond ave
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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    LOlol

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    Depending on how long it's been on there, you could use some soap and a clay bar, if not, a reallly light solvent to help separate the paint first, then a soap and clay bar.

    If that doesn't work out, try a wet sand. All three ways work for overspray, so a headlight should not be too hard.

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    yea i used paint thinner and nothing, i think i have to wetsand it as i use it but i'm just about done tring to clean it up and then have dull headlights

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    You could try using a finishing pad and some low abrasive paint swirl remover and delicately machine polish it off.. try not to burn the plastic

    I do a lot of over-spray removal at work, there's plenty of ways to try to tackle something like this :P

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    Default Re: remove paint off headlight

    just get some wet sand paper, 1200 it, 1500 then 2000 or 1200/2000 get it all dulled the fuck up.. prolly do both while ur at it.. find someone with a good buffer, get some compound and buff them, they will come out crystal clear. U can buff plastic it aint a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt2marc1 View Post
    just get some wet sand paper, 1200 it, 1500 then 2000 or 1200/2000 get it all dulled the fuck up.. prolly do both while ur at it.. find someone with a good buffer, get some compound and buff them, they will come out crystal clear. U can buff plastic it aint a big deal.

    As a buddy in the body shop said, and I quote:

    "BUFF THOSE THINGS HARDER, THE F*CKING THINGS ARE MADE TO STAND A LITTLE HEAT".

    Hahaha.

    Then they came out clear.

 

 

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