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Polishing Tail Lights - ThirdGen.Org

1) Remove the tail lights from the car. If you look at the lenses, you will see raised DOT numbers. These have no use except for collecting dirt and wax, so I solved that problem. Take your 400 grit sandpaper on a sanding block, apply water to the lense, and in about 20 swipes the letters are gone and flush with the surface of the lense.

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How to Polish Faded, Hazy, or Scratched Tail Lights - YouTube

Video tutorial on how to polish tail lights or parking lights using the wet sanding and polishing method. This will allow for removal of any fading or light .

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3 Ways to Clean Tail Lights - wikiHow

After you’ve sanded your tail lights, you’ll need to apply a plastic polish. Apply two dollops to your tail light. It will spread out when you begin to buff the tail light. Any plastic polish will do, but some are made specifically for auto plastic.

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I have a little secret for you on polishing your tail lights .

For tail lights that have more abuse (medium to moderate scratches or crazing) you might try a two step approach. First step is to use the polisher and some rubbing compound. Then follow with some finer plastic polish, such as the Meguire's I mentioned above.

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How to Taillight Lenses | It Still Runs

Spray each tail light lens with the soapy solution to lubricate the surface. Rub the sandpaper from side to side for 20 seconds using medium pressure on each part of the tail light lens. Do not use a circular motion; circular swirl marks are much more visible with the light on than vertical and horizontal ones.

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How to Polish Taillights | Ask a Pro Blog

It is only a concern when you need to wet sand as just polishing will not remove it. Most of the time tail lights do not get to that point as they are not in direct sun as much as headlights are. If you do wet sand and good sealant or coating can be applied, and as long as you keep up with the maintenance they won’t oxidize again.

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polishing plastic tail lights If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

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How to Tail Lights : 5 Steps - Instructables

How to Tail Lights: Video tutorial on how to polish tail lights or parking lights using the wet sanding and polishing method. This will allow for removal of any fading or light scratching. Scratches that are deeper cannot be removal, but will be lightened up in most si…

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Tail Light Lens Restoration - My 10 easy steps! - MOPAR .

You can use these product and methods for polishing almost all of your lenses and other hard plastic parts. Thanks for reading my post “Tail Light Lens Restoration – My 10 easy steps!” and I hope that you found it informative and useful. If you have anything to add or share your experience, please write below. I would love to hear from you.

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Fixing a Scratched Headlight or Taillight

After successfully cleaning a foggy headlight with this product, it was on to see if the headlight scratch remover could repair the aforementioned Porsche with a removable hardtop. The rear window is Plexi (hard plastic) and was severely scratched up after 50 years of high-speed driving. The window had hazing, light scratches, and few deep gouges.

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I have a little secret for you on polishing your tail lights .

Using my polisher and some plastic polish (I used Meguire's Plastic X / for headlights) I was able to make them quite clear and glossy. Whole thing took about 15-20 minutes. For tail lights that have more abuse (medium to moderate scratches or crazing) you might try a two step approach. First step is to use the polisher and some rubbing compound.

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How to Polish Taillights | Ask a Pro Blog

It is only a concern when you need to wet sand as just polishing will not remove it. Most of the time tail lights do not get to that point as they are not in direct sun as much as headlights are. If you do wet sand and good sealant or coating can be applied, and as long as you keep up with the maintenance they won’t oxidize again.

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Tail Light Lens Restoration - My 10 easy steps! - MOPAR .

You can use these product and methods for polishing almost all of your lenses and other hard plastic parts. Thanks for reading my post “Tail Light Lens Restoration – My 10 easy steps!” and I hope that you found it informative and useful. If you have anything to add or share your experience, please write below. I would love to hear from you.

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How to Tail Lights : 5 Steps - Instructables

How to Tail Lights: Video tutorial on how to polish tail lights or parking lights using the wet sanding and polishing method. This will allow for removal of any fading or light scratching. Scratches that are deeper cannot be removal, but will be lightened up in most si…

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Fixing a Scratched Headlight or Taillight

After successfully cleaning a foggy headlight with this product, it was on to see if the headlight scratch remover could repair the aforementioned Porsche with a removable hardtop. The rear window is Plexi (hard plastic) and was severely scratched up after 50 years of high-speed driving. The window had hazing, light scratches, and few deep gouges.

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Customs - Cleaning/Restoring Vintage Plastic Tail Lights .

Yep, that's what I've found works best too. Use an old tooth brush to scrub the inside, if the outside isn't too scratched up - then using a dab of almost any polish - I've used everything from Brasso, aluminum polish, and many other polishing compounds I had alying around - they all seem to work the same - really good when you rub the lenses out using an old sock or shirt.

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Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish, 10 .

Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner and Polish is an easy-to-use rich gel formula that quickly removes light defects and s optical clarity to both rigid and flexible clear plastics. A perfect choice for headlight cleaning and restoration, Plexiglass, plastic convertible top windows, brake lights, motorcycle windscreens, boat windows .

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