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Removing overspray on rear lights?

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by jojo, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. jojo

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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.
     
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  3. joedredd

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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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    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 !!
     
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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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    +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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    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.
     
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    Same thing with mine mate.

    Finger nails was no good but the clay bar worked really well.
     
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    Guess it won't hurt to try.
     
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    some polish with a liitle cut in it maybe
     
  13. ScottD3

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    Done it yet JoJo?
     
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    Thinners???
     

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