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Removing overspray on rear lights?

jojo Apr 7, 2012

  1. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    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.
     
  2. joedredd

    joedredd 2006 A6 S line 3.0tdi Quattro Avant VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    There must be 15-20 specs on close inspection, guess I will have to pick them off one by one at some point.
     
  4. kite

    kite Member VCDS Map User

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    Claybar !!
     
  5. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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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!
     
  6. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    +1.

    Worked a treat for my over spry on my car.
     
  7. shady-ninja

    shady-ninja Active Member

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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.
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Tried using fingernails, no chance, so I doubt a clay bar will have any effect.

    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.
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Same thing with mine mate.

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

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Guess it won't hurt to try.
     
  11. vr6gordy

    vr6gordy Well-Known Member

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    some polish with a liitle cut in it maybe
     
  12. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Done it yet JoJo?
     
  13. wazz

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    Thinners???
     

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