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Old 03-31-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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removing tail light tint

I used some rustoleum lense tint the other day on my tails,and it came out far from decent. After wet sanding forever with no luck I tried some "goof off". Didn't do the trick for me no matter how long I let it sit. So I bought some stuff called "citristrip" today from lowes. Its a so called "safer" paint stripper. I let it soak on my tails for 30 mins and then tried wiping with a cloth...the tint came right off! No harm done to the tails either. Just figured i'd let you guys in on how I got that crap off finally lol.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:43 PM   #2
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Thanks a lot! I'll keep this in mind.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:05 AM   #4
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Yea I think I have a couple I'll put em on here in a lil bit when I'm on my laptop.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:19 AM   #5
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Doesn't really show much but this is all I got:


I'll be re-tinting tomorrow though so maybe I'll post a few more pics for you.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:26 PM   #7
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That was with three coats, the lights didn't show too well. I re tinted again yesterday evening and did two light coats and it looks way better. Light output is a lot better than the last tint, the lights were very visible during the daylight today.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #8
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damn when i undid my tint I just wet sanded the hell out of them...it took forever but after I was done they were show room perfect
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Dude I know I wet sanded one all the way back to stock and it took over an hour easy. Looked at the other tail light and said screw this lol.
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I used acetone on my old tail lights on a different vehicle i had and that worked wonders as well, the fumes though...they'll getcha..ohhhh they'll getcha
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I used acetone on my old tail lights on a different vehicle i had and that worked wonders as well, the fumes though...they'll getcha..ohhhh they'll getcha
lol yeah i bet. The citrustrip smells nice and orangey(probably not a word)
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