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Does anyone know of a way to polish tail lights to make em shiny again? mine have some paint from previous owner and are kinda dull now. i dont want to buy new ones just because they are dull.
 

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you can remove the overspray with a very mild rubbing compound, or paint thinner (rinse immediately with water), then wax them with car wax.
 

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You can get plastic cleaner and polish from motorcycle shops too.
 

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Using wet/dry sandpaper (wet), start with 600grit, 1000, 1500, 2000, and then polish with any kind of mild polishing compound. If you take your time they will look like new.
 

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Much like polishing aluminum, you can also polish plastic. Can't remember the name of the buffing compound, look at www.eastwoodco.com under buffing. I have done this to my taillights and it makes them look as new as they are going to look for being 30 years old. Really, they come out with a nice shine. Just remember you are buffing plastic, so don't leave the buffing wheel in one place for a very long time and if you already have buffing wheels that you use for aluminum, get another set of wheels for doing plastic.

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take the lights out and clean all the paint off of them. then paint them with a testors candy apple red (use the paint that is transluscent) then spray about 3 coats of testors clear coat and wet sand for an incredible shine. i did it on my honda to get rid of the amber in the tail-lights and it looks really good.
 
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