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Old 07-14-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy Tinted Tails

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Why I shake my head everytime I see someone post they painted their tails with VHT or otherwise. Sooner or later itz gonna end up like that. Any sovent that will take that off is going to F the daylights out of the plastic. I would take a buffer using heavy polishing compound and take it off. It'* gonna be tedious and you dont want to heat the plastic to the point of marring it. Then go to a lighter grit , and hope for the best. I seen several people at a recent meet take clouded headlight and tailights back to new looking with a Porter Cable buffer. I would think if you did it long enough, the crap will come off.
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I have been using a buffer with polish and it seems to help a little but really no change

I went to the junkyard and found a replacement but wanted to buff it a some more and see what happens
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I agree with Venom...

One thing you might try is some non-solvent based paint stripper or decal remover. The other option of course is replacing everything...which will set you back about $600 or so.
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well i found a replacement at the junkyard which in all will charge me around $40

might go that route if everything else doesn't work
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you could try wet sanding it then buffing it
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wet sand and clear coat, wth did you use?!
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I originally wetsand and then buffed

that is what those white marks are
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what about a heavy cut rubbing compound?
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well I am going to buy some lighter fluid (paint thinner) and see how that works out
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