Tail light tint removal NEED HELP
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    Tail light tint removal NEED HELP

    So I bought my 2004 WRX and noticed there was a light tint to my tail lights, and it just made them look dirty so i decided i wanted to remove it. Heard GOOF OFF was a good way to remove it, let it soak on the light then wipe off after hours of this and some sanding its time for me to put a clear coat on my lights. Anybody know what grit sand paper I should use before i start to spray the clear coat?

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    I applied/removed tail light tints on my old car 4 times and they're still looking new today. I wet sanded with soap, started with 600, 800, 1000, and finally 2000. Then polished it with Meguiars ultimate compound. I did not apply clear coat, but if you want to that is up to you.

    *I started with 600 because they were really blacked out. Start with finer grit if they're 'smoked'.
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    If its night shade, ive used gasoline on my tailights and lots of scrubbing but it come off easily! After you just have to do a restoration of the clear lens and it looks brand new!!

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    yea im tried to get the tint off my 02 tails... used rubbing alcohol..didnt work well...its 30$ for replacements so im just going to get new ones or 04-05 tails..
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    Ended up doing finishing with 2000 and using good some polishes. Thanks!!

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