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REMOVING VHT NIGHTSHADES

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Detective_Dan, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Oct 5, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Detective_Dan

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    i kinda f'd up one of my tail lights and need to remove the night shades and re tint so they look decent. i was planning on just wet sanding till they look almost like new, and repainting. i dont want to use ANY solvents so i dont f up the plastic.

    do you all think wet sanding is my best bet, or do you have any other suggestions that DONT involve solvents?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    i had to take night shade off mine before and used gas and it didnt burn the plastic at all of course use it in moderation but it doesnt burn the lenses. once you start to see the original part of the tail light move on to another part dont sit rubbing one place for 10 minutes
     
  3. Oct 5, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    krimson

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    I heard using a pressure washer works to get it off.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    ask cmack, he just re-did his tails with my extra nighshade and clear coat.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    I wetsanded mine, it took forever but made them look brand new!
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    wet sand them
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    i painted mine this past weekend i messed up too and i used lacquer thinner and it worked perfect!
     
  9. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Rocketball

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    I used a random orbital sander with 220 grit paper. Took about 10 minutes per light to get the clear coat and tint off.

    I wasn't worried about dulling the plastic because I sanded them before applying the tint.

    After I got the tint off I just put a coats of clear on the plastic and wet saned. They looked brand new.
     
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