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removing tail light tint

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by lonzorizo, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. lonzorizo

    lonzorizo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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    Nightstr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot! I'll keep this in mind.
     
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    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    do you have any pics of the rustoleum tint? I would like to see what that looked like.
     
  4. lonzorizo

    lonzorizo [OP] Well-Known Member

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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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    lonzorizo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't really show much but this is all I got:
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    I'll be re-tinting tomorrow though so maybe I'll post a few more pics for you.
     
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    thanks...........they look really dark. How did they look when parking/driving lights/brakes turned on ?
     
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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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    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 :D
     
  9. lonzorizo

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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.
     
  10. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Itsnevertoearlytostartbee fingupyourobituary

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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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    lonzorizo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    lol yeah i bet. The citrustrip smells nice and orangey(probably not a word):D
     
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