If that doesnt work, possibly try the kit from eastwood for polishing plastic lenses. And if you want to polish them. Ron, are they plastic? Then give the light a final wipe down with the degreaser. Spread toothpaste over the tail light. Paint and wheels coated w/ CQuartz Finest. Brasso Metal Polish is a great way to remove overspray plus any swirls/ scratches etc from Lexan. It acts as a fine polish and if you reallyy want to go finer, use Silervo. As long as it's smooth and hard. How can I remove the clear coat and tint back to the lens. Protect your car from overspray. Tinting Tail Lights With Plastidip (1 Coat Of Black, 3 Coats Of Clear) - Duration: 4 ... How to remove overspray paint from your car or truck using detailing clay - Duration: 13:28. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. There must be just enough volatiles in it to remove paint spray. Remove the lights from the vehicle, spray on carb cleaner (might have to let it soak a minute) then rub with a shop rag. Just use oven cleaner. Brake Cleaner will definitely melt and ruin the taillight plastic. Thank you so much. You can use detailing clay on anything that is smooth and hard, like glass, smooth plastic, stainless steel trim, chrome trim and bumpers, paint of course. There are several aftermarket options available but like anything else, they’ll cost you. Neither of those plastic resins like to be exposed to pure acetone. I would not think one would have to remove the whole rear fascia to get out the tail lights. I have done it on tail light lenses with success. Back mask the light so the overspray doesn’t get anywhere else. Badly. Reply. DLux on all plastic.Tinted Tail Lights, Headlights, Side markers, and Reflectors. You might want to try a clay bar with mequiars quick detailer. Hey, glad to see someone else has a 69 Charger on here as well as a Chevelle or el camino. Step 3 Go over the headlights again using 1000-grit sandpaper and water, in the same way as when using the 800-grit paper. Wiring/fuse help. Plastic polish doesn't work. Also worked beautifully on my light bar for my fire dept trucks. If that doesnt work, possibly try the kit from eastwood for polishing plastic lenses. I do not want to ruin the red plastic parts and I am wondering if anyone here has had the same issues, but has successfully removed the overspray without harming the shiny finish of the plastic. also works to remove old masking tape. Register now for free!) also works to remove old masking tape. Luckily, if the smoked effect is what you’re going for, you can do this in your own garage. Removing LINE-X overspray? That will remove the overspray quickly and buff the lens at the same time. Reply With Quote (Registered Users Do NOT see this ad! 07-03-2007 07:26 AM #2. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 4 of 4 Posts. Non-destructive and it pulls paint overspray and imbedded grime out. Thats pretty amazing. I used nail polish remover (acetone) to remove paint overspray from the tail lights. 2009 AACA 1st Place National Junior Award, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Yes. The overspray is two types: the light 'mist' type and the obvious heavy type that results from improper taping before shooting the paint. It’s ready to spray and there’s no mixing required! If you sand them they'll be tough to polish. Any suggestions? Use that lightly and then wipe off with a clean towel. There are many ways to get it done, some easier than others. For most all cars it is a from the trunk removal as you have access bulbs to replace and can easily remove the whole tail light assembly, ON MOST CARS. I would contact the manufacturer of the product and see what they recommend for you to use to remove the overspray from unwanted areas. remove the towel, then clean window with windex. It doesn’t have to be spread evenly since this will happen as you rub the toothpaste in. Come join the discussion about restorations, builds, performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! I started with Nothing and still have All of Nothing! Protect your car from overspray. Keep the sandpaper wet with water to prevent buildup from scratching the headlights. … remove as much as possible. Re: How to remove paint overspray from windows??? (if you use too much it can crack your plastic) Then wet sand it with 400 using a lot of water and little pressure, then use 600, 800, 2000. to polish it. But I’m also not the kind of person to spray paint tail lights ‍♂️ . JavaScript is disabled. the WD40 should loosen the paint from the plexi. The example in the DIY shows how to make it really nice and glossy; if you don't care as much, then you wont have to do as much sanding, but make sure you do niice even coats of spray. I've had some reasonable results by using a "Cleaner" type car wax. Was the car sprayed with the tail lights still in? If you want to learn how to paint your own car, this is the place! Post Reply. I 2nd the clay bar! JavaScript is disabled. If the overspray has been there for a while (long enough to dry good) use rubbing compound. Any recommendations?? All under hood plastics painted gloss black. let sit for about an hour. Or if you are feeling brave, I had used to use white polishing compound by No.7 made by DuPont. I have done it on tail light lenses with success. After polishing with 2000 and making sure there are no scratches use Turtle wax … First, you want to use a wax & grease remover to wipe down the light and get it clean. I am cleaning up the tail light lenses off my 69 Charger. A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet Chevelle owners and enthusiasts. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I'd still check/test on a corner 1st!! I would use it to safely remove paint overspray from my polycarbonate lens glasses. NOTE: since you don't want to take them out of your car, buy some masking tape and newspaper and just mask off the entire tail light. A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet Chevelle owners and enthusiasts. :noway: What T-Man said. It's slow but it will cut the paint without harming the plastic. 190 proof Everclear is one of the few solvents that is safe for plastics. Hold the sandpaper flat on the surface and sand the entire headlight evenly. Thanks! using chemicals try wet sending them with 600 grit sandpaper and You cannot clay things like rubber weatherstripping, or vinyl and leather, tires, etc. Do I … I always assumed the taill light lenses were made from ABS for the rear (reflector) half, and acrylic for the lens portion. The first substance you want to apply is the adhesion promoter. Some bonehead srpayed it in primer and never covered the tail lights. place a blue shop towel over the window and soak with WD40. K ... 2019. Save Share. Depends how dark it is, if its extremly dark try rubbing a very small amount of gas on the lights using a soft shop towel and rubbing hard. There is overspray all over a portion of them. Apparently the guy whom painted this thing prior to me buying it didn't do a very good job of covering the seats It's an acrylic based paint. Try rubbing alcohol, I removed overspray from my windshields and tail lights with it pretty good. "Think you used enough dynamite there Butch??". Advertising Google Adsense REGISTERED USERS DO NOT SEE THIS AD . Because it is plastic, it might melt the lens. And no worries about overspray. Careful with the nail polish remover. Quick Links: AJP Distributors Tail Lights OEM Trailer Brake - 2015 4.6 Questions 200,000 mile service Fumoto drain valve for 2019 W/5.7? Use that lightly and then wipe off with a clean towel. Normally Brasso will give you a great finish without having to go the Silvero. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Some paint landed on my car and is stuck on. Never be afraid to try something new, an amateur built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic. you can try this. Mopar Splash Guards. Edit: also vinyl tint looks 1000x better, you have much better control over the amount of tint, and is easily removable. Try one of the clay bars. The #1 site on the Internet to discuss and learn about autobody and paint. With the lights out, we insert an 8 foot wand and make 4 passes (360 degrees) so that we can get the product onto the side of the box and back fenders. I did a couple of searches, but didn't find anything on this. All you have to do is spray the lube and run the clay bar over the paint with light pressure and the overspray will be gone. remove the towel, then clean window with windex. This really isn't a chevelle specific question but still related. If you’re using a towel, rather than a buffer, to rub the toothpaste in, apply toothpaste to a small area of your tail light at a time. Oct 19, 2019 at 10:11 AM #1 #1. Or if you are feeling brave, I had used to use white polishing compound by No.7 made by DuPont. It's slow but it will cut the paint without harming the plastic. What can I use to safely remove overspray from the leather seats? Coverage applies when you start getting the Rust Check treatment within the first 3 model years (e.g. Using the products below, I've been able to successfully clean many headlights, getting rid of their oxidation. you can try this. You should use about three times the amount you’d use to brush your teeth for each tail light. All I know is before I got the Eastwood kit, that was the trick to get the oxidation off of the lenses. Yes, we always remove the tail lights from trucks. As a retired laboratory technician (after tonight), I had access not only to solvents, but to chemical compatibility tables. But I don'y know as I do not have a car or a schematic. Sears used to sell a plastic polish kit for not too much money. Ive washed a scrubbed 4 times, what is the best product to use? Re: How to remove paint overspray from windows??? Tail lights are another option when it comes to making your ride stand out. AirAid CAI. There is also adhesive promoter under the tint. Yesterday my roommate painted his tail lights with vht nightshades. Might even have to gently scrub with steel wool but be careful not to scuff the plastic. Any time someone mentions wanting to smoke their lights I tell them to check out rvinyl. I just replaced my taillight assembly that was leaking water with one I got from ebay, but it has very light clear coat overspray from a prior repair on the car it was removed from. let sit for about an hour. Then sand the light down using a gray scuff pad. Billet under hood parts. I'm glad you were successful. Just use oven cleaner. Plain old gasoline can be used in place of the carb cleaner but it's more likely to dull the plastic. Whatever kind of plastic the tail lights are made from was unaffected by acetone. You might want to try a clay bar with mequiars quick detailer. 1970 Chevelle Convertible & 1965 Chevelle SS Convertible. Do you take the tail lights out? Do you have a warranty and what does it cover? 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