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Old 01-12-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hey guys I was wondering what can I use to take off my VHT on my tails? I don't like how they came out, so I finally have a chance to clear them and re-try hopefully soon.
I didn't know if Paint Thinner would work or really be ok to use on the lights. But what would you guys recommend?

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Read my reply in the other topic. They're supposed to come out flat black. That'* why we clear them.
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I did clear it..
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Replyed to other post as well..

And would Pure Gum Spirits Turpentine work? Or would that screw up my tail lights?
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I have no idea. I've never removed any coatings from my tails.
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Alright I'll try it I guess, hope for the best!
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Castrol Super Clean FTMFW. Anything else might soften the plastic.
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mine did come out shiny without clear coating them....the technique I used was light coats with a really distant spray, letting it dry and then adding more....it may be partly due to different plastics too since you have SE tails. I have done new chargers the same way I have done mine and they have come out with the flat finish, because of the plastic they use on the tails.
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Yea, I think basicually the best bet for me to do is deal with it and make the rest look like it, which I'm doing now..
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Well a little update for you guys, I took my tail lights off my car and the center peice and first got some Turpentine and put a LITTLE bit on a paper towel and just went over the tail lights and center peice with it. I then sanded it with a 1000grit I believe sand paper. While doing this at some spots ( mostly were there was a line were you say the difference of my tint to what the light looked like ) it became a goo so I rubbed that off it. I then taped up every clear peice on my tail lights and center. ( basicually everything besides break since there cleared ) Now I am going have to say I did a damn good tape job and I wish I took a picture to show you guys cause I thought it was perfect, took forever but oh well. After that I then applied 2-3 coats on the tail lights and center peice. KEEP IN MIND THE PREVIOUS VHT WERE STILL ON THIS SO I ADVICE NOT TO PUT MORE THE 2-3 COATS ON THE BRAKE LIGHTS. After the 2-3 coats added, I then applied 3 coats to the higher parts that weren't touched on the previous tint job. The finally 3 coats of clear and TA-DA! PERFECT! nice and shinny how there were suppose to. And I even fixed a slight light issue on one light by sanded it a little bit. I will post pics of it tomarrow after class since its 12:26 right now and way to dark to even see it!
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