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 Post subject: Taillight tint removal :( - I messed up, lol
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:07 pm 
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So I was trying to just barely tint the turn signals on my taillights (think kouki ae86 tails)... and I got carried away. I would just wetsand it down a bit, but it's on the ribbed part of the x7 tail lights, so it would be nearly impossible. Any ideas?

It looks good! I just know I'm going to get hassled by the police over it, lol.

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Got pics?


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 1:10 pm 

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you want to remove the tint?

there are special removal products for that, I used a solvent we have at work when I removed the yellow from my foglights.


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 2:36 am 
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does it say on the back of the can? typicly those things will tell you how to remove them what about steal wool and wd40? it takes overspray off glass well it may work for this

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:36 am 
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Be careful not to dissolve the original lens dye. Although I'm not sure how you can remove the tint without taking off some dye though...

Or you could strip it all off and paint the whole thing again in red, that would look pretty cool :P

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:32 am 

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Paint striping wopuld destroy the lens.Sanding is the best method i can think of.Can you post some pics?


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:13 am 
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I did the same thing on my TE72 tail lights. I use "Citristrip" it works wonders. Did not fade the original lens. Just follow instruction.

Good Luck

I bought the spray from Home Depot

http://www.citristrip.com/


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Funny, I was also trying to "match" the AE86 level of tint, and over did it too, and I need to start over. Let us know how it goes... in my case, I might just make the other one darker.


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:28 am 
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Well, I've had 2 or 3 cops behind me since I smoked them, and they haven't pulled be over yet. I think that since the brake lights aren't smoked, they haven't noticed they aren't oem yet :D. I might be able to pull it off, we'll see, lol.

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