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    Question Has anyone buffed their tail lights???

    My tail lights on my T/A are hazy from washing and such and I would like to clean them up. I have heard you can wet sand them and buff them out nicely and was wondering if anyone has done this and what precautions I should take. What grits to start with and so on. I was thinking like 600-1000-1500-2000 then buff??? Don't wanna f-up the things and have to buy another set

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    i wouldnt start with 600 . . . id start with 2000 or 1500, then buff to shine to see if all the imperfections were removed. . . how bad are your taillights? if they are just hazy it shouldnt take much to restore the shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    i wouldnt start with 600 . . . id start with 2000 or 1500, then buff to shine to see if all the imperfections were removed. . . how bad are your taillights? if they are just hazy it shouldnt take much to restore the shine.
    Good point. I can always go coarser if needed. Yeah, just hazed up, no deep scratches as far as I know.

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    i would just try some mothers metal polish or zymol cleaner wax first, before resortin to wet sanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    i would just try some mothers metal polish or zymol cleaner wax first, before resortin to wet sanding.
    Like Mothers wheel cleaner??? I know I have some of that laying around. I could just hit it with medium buffing compound too. I might try and mess around with it this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Like Mothers wheel cleaner??? I know I have some of that laying around. I could just hit it with medium buffing compound too. I might try and mess around with it this weekend.
    well not cleaner but wheel polish. . it works well on plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    well not cleaner but wheel polish. . it works well on plastic
    Yeah, I have polish. Didn't know that worked on plastic though....good to know.

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    I treat my lights like my paint.
    Worked great for me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    Yeah, I have polish. Didn't know that worked on plastic though....good to know.
    yeah i saw it on horsepower tv or something a few years ago . . .

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    I've waxed them before and it works great, they turn nice and black, I've also heard of this product called true black....I think mothers makes it....not to sure a buddy of mine was talking about it but waxing works the best for me so far, and use the paste the liqued shit sucks

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