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    20130301_152500.jpg20130301_152516.jpgI was taking my anniversary graphics off my car the other day using Vinyl off and some dripped onto my taillights. Its left drip marks and made them kind of cloudy.

    Does anyone have any ideas how to fix them or at least make them look better. I bought the headlight restore compound hoping that would work anyone have any other ideas.
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ID:	25017I was taking my anniversary graphics off my car the other day using Vinyl off and some dripped onto my taillights. Its left drip marks and made them kind of cloudy.

    Does anyone have any ideas how to fix them or at least make them look better. I bought the headlight restore compound hoping that would work anyone have any other ideas.
    May sound like a dumb question but have you tried washing it off? Another thing you could try is goo be gone or goo off. Other than that a polish should work and if that doesn't work wet sanding with a polish should definitely work.
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    Yeah I tried washing them, didn't work. They are starting to spiderweb around the reverse lights which I dont think I can get rid of. Ill try polishing them, if that doesn't work then wet sanding. If I had to wet sand what grit would I use? Worse comes to worse I'll call Hawks and try to get a used set off one of their salvage cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98ramairguy View Post
    Yeah I tried washing them, didn't work. They are starting to spiderweb around the reverse lights which I dont think I can get rid of. Ill try polishing them, if that doesn't work then wet sanding. If I had to wet sand what grit would I use? Worse comes to worse I'll call Hawks and try to get a used set off one of their salvage cars
    I would start with 300ish and work your way to 1000+ grit and then polish them afterwards. But I would try goo be gone before you wet sand.

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    what about the spider webbing any saving that you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98ramairguy View Post
    what about the spider webbing any saving that you think?
    Is it cracking in the form of a spider web or just discolored in that shape? I can't really tell from the pictures.

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    Cracking

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98ramairguy View Post
    Cracking
    In that case I would just replace them.

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    I agree. Replace them. Once they begin to crack, nothing can be done to restore them.

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