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How do you get overspray off plastic light lens?

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:waving:Hi, does any one know a good way to get paint off a rear light lens. Would white spirits damage the plastic? Thanks, Jim
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Most of the time I use a little acetone and a white rag. In most cases it will do the trick and not damage the lens. Acetone evaporates really fast. It might take a little elbow grease but should do the trick. I hope this helps.
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WD-40 works too.
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yea, the wd-40 will do the trick, keep the lense wet with it and eventually it will loosen up!
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Knowing the type of paint would help. You want to disolve the paint but not the lens.
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Rubbing alcohol works well too but it will strip all thge wax of so you will need to rewax. It will not harm the finish or the lense.
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I've used windex (yeah, windex) depending on the paint type...any water-based paint dissolves pretty well. Otherwise WD-40 is the trick.
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Try some chrome cleaner or Brasso, it worked for me. The chrome cleaner is very lightly abrasive and will remove the paint without scratching the lens.
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i use toothpaste,its the same thing as a rubbing compound
works great and had a minty smell ...lol
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The safest thing would be to use Novus plastic polish
Smitty
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How about Goof Off?
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Cookie wrote:
How about Goof Off?
Goof off would affect the lens.
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I own a sign shop and i always use citrus based cleaner or alcohol. Just don't use anything stupid like pvc cleaner or nail polish remover. It will melt the plastic.
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Clay bar with soapy water.
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northwing

if you go with the wd40 dont buy the spray tins (cost to much).

Go to you local motor factors and buy a gallon of wd40 (comes with a spray container) for approx 22 notes.



Wd40 on a rag is a great way to clean your wheels



daz
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PB blaster works too. I buy it and WD40 by the gallon.
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I use MER polish works a treat
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