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    Removing overspray on rear lights?

    Is there any easy way of doing this? Recently purchased a set of used facelift rear lights, I noticed the driverside one has specs of overspray on it. I've tried to use SRP and Tar remover to see if they would have any effect, but no use. I don't really want to try spirits on it for fear of damaging the surface as it's plastic.

    Anyone have any ideas? I don't have a machine polisher to hand to give that a try unfortunately.



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    Pending size of specks, how about a razor blade gently pop them off then finish off with SRP or try some T Cut then polish off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joedredd View Post
    Pending size of specks, how about a razor blade gently pop them off then finish off with SRP or try some T Cut then polish off.
    There must be 15-20 specs on close inspection, guess I will have to pick them off one by one at some point.



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    claybar (bilts) or good old scraping/picking with a blade mate if only a small coverage! or even try your finger nail!
    defo dont use petrol or spirits! this will remove it, but will bugger the plastic!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Claybar !!
    +1.

    Worked a treat for my over spry on my car.

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    cut the chase mate and use brake fluid.
    but try not to get on your paint work as it will strip it clear off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEZ View Post
    claybar (bilts) or good old scraping/picking with a blade mate if only a small coverage! or even try your finger nail!
    defo dont use petrol or spirits! this will remove it, but will bugger the plastic!
    Tried using fingernails, no chance, so I doubt a clay bar will have any effect.

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    cut the chase mate and use brake fluid.
    but try not to get on your paint work as it will strip it clear off.
    Brake fluid on a bit of cloth aye, I'll give that a bash tomorrow unless someone else has a better idea between now and then.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Tried using fingernails, no chance, so I doubt a clay bar will have any effect.
    Same thing with mine mate.

    Finger nails was no good but the clay bar worked really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    Same thing with mine mate.

    Finger nails was no good but the clay bar worked really well.
    Guess it won't hurt to try.



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    some polish with a liitle cut in it maybe

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    Done it yet JoJo?

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