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Old 02-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Is it possible to unsmoke headlights?

I have smoked headlights and don't really like them. Is there a way to remove it so it looks clear/stock again?
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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im sure some wopuld love to trade with you, because the chrome is so lame
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Probably a wetsand.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Smoked as in headlight film? Or smoked as in painted?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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If painted... Acetone, wetsand, buff. If overlays... Remove overlays haha
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:29 PM   #6
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dunno...but once ya smoke crawdads, that't it...ya all done
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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Wet sand with maybe a 600 grit, if its cutting too much, get 800 grit
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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dunno...but once ya smoke crawdads, that't it...ya all done
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #9
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wetsand all the way up to 2000 or 3000 grit and then plastic polish. i did some tail lights a few months ago
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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^ ^

I did the same thing recently.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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Still waiting on a response from the op.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #12
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Brake Fluid is supposed to do the job and not damage the plastic
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #13
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I heard gasoline does the trick as well.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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I know from expirence that hobby grade nitro fuel takes it off so easily
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #15
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Brake Fluid is supposed to do the job and not damage the plastic


yeah...you wanna try it and post up th pix??

i think you been smokin crawdads
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:59 AM   #16
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pretty sure most cars have a uv coating on the front of their lights so when you remove a layer or somethign, just like the comercials use the creams to take off old grim on head lights. those creams generaly take off coatings that are nice to have on your headlights.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:59 AM   #17
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I heard gasoline does the trick as well.
I heard a lit match works great with that as well. I also heard airplane stripper works just as well!



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Old 02-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #18
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I heard a lit match works great with that as well. I also heard airplane stripper works just as well!

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #19
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Pics? I'll trade you my stock headlights if same year
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #20
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That's a neat trick!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #21
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #22
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Would gasoline/brake fluid remove clearcoat ?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #23
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Brake Fluid is supposed to do the job and not damage the plastic
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yeah...you wanna try it and post up th pix??

i think you been smokin crawdads

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As we can see here, I have not been "smokin crawdads" and am, in fact, correct
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:32 PM   #24
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If it's VHT Nightshades or some kind of spray on film you/clearcoat you can get it off with gasoline relatively easy. I would tape off your paint, and/or remove the lights prior.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #25
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removing lights should be mandatory. no point in risking the paint around the area since they're easy to remove
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