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PostSubject: Tail Light Restoration?   Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:33 pm

Hi Gang!

Just curious if anyone has "restored" their tail lights? My car lives in the garage, but the garage is often open and the I've noticed my taillights are fading a bit from the Texas sun. I've polished them with headlight polish and waxed them, and they look ok again, but that's not a permanent fix. I was thinking about clear-coating them...?

Would love to hear thoughts/ideas.

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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Oh yes I've restored many and it's easy. Factory puts a thin protective layer of clear over headlights and taillights.

Just take them out and sand or scuff and the get them clearcoated. And BOOM you're done.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm

Check this out. I even got the amber reverse light coloring down. I haven't cleared whole light yet but it's part of the plan.

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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 pm

Tinted clear on the reverse?
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:34 am

HOK Kandy mixture
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 am

Just rattle-can clear spray paint? I SURE don't want to damage my light...have no spares! Ha!
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 pm

I only did rattle can once. Didn't last very long and you're in the Texas heat.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:46 pm

1993 Roady-man wrote:
I only did rattle can once. Didn't last very long and you're in the Texas heat.

Well, there IS a 2k rattle can clear that is pretty good.. Single use only though
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:19 am

Krzdimond wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
I only did rattle can once. Didn't last very long and you're in the Texas heat.

Well, there IS a 2k rattle can clear that is pretty good.. Single use only though

To be perfectly honest it was years ago so I know aerosol clears have changed since then.
Yachtdriver used a Uphol clear that I thought looked pretty amazing on his rims.

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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:57 am

1993 Roady-man wrote:
Check this out. I even got the amber reverse light coloring down. I haven't cleared whole light yet but it's part of the plan.

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Is that amber color paint? I want amber turn signals on my old truck, but they are hard to find. I want to try tinting my clear ones. (Sorry for the hi-jack.)
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:13 am

You can just sand them and then buff them to a shine.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:33 am

I buff it to shine before I got a new light cover.
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PostSubject: Re: Tail Light Restoration?   Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:22 pm

Do you have any instruction how I can remove the light cover?
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