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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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Angry Messed up on smoking taillights job...

OK so I just tried to smoke my taillights today. I went to a local shop here in SoCal called Super AutoBacs. I wanted to get the film to tint my taillights, but the dude sold me on there special paint. I knew I should've went with my gut...the finish was horrible. It has a matte black finish, and the center piece of the taillight assembly has blotches (some areas are matte, orthers are a bit smoother). Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of either putting a coat of clear coat, or try to get paint remover and attempt to remove the stuff but not sure if it will hurt my taillights. PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Paint thinner or acetone (same thing?) Get rid of the paint.

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Old August 10th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #3
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Old August 10th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #4
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esshh... yea i tinted my tails for a while and decided to take them off, i used Polly Scale ELO Paint Remover safe on the tails =) sorta... one of my triangle tail light have like white dots on it but i buffed if off with some wax. Here's the link where i bought it from, found out by searching =) cause i knew i'll change my mind later on lol.

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wet sand?
yup, if you've just got minor blotches, wet-sanding should do the trick... if that doeasn't work, go ahead and strip the whole thing
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #6
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buy a can of aerosol paint stripper.
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Just wondering, did you apply the paint on right? Did you spray directly on the light or did you started out from spraying on the floor then moved on smoothly and lightly to the lights?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #8
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I was just at Super Autobacs today, crazy. Try some paint thinner or something, if it comes down to it you may have to lightly sand it.



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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #9
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Yeah I love Super Autobacs they have everything you could possibly imagine
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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:16 PM   #10
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Yeah I love Super Autobacs they have everything you could possibly imagine
Got that right. They are overpriced though, my intake cost me 140 there and on cardomain it's like 110. OMG their garage though... sexy! They had that orange/black Accord coupe out front, the white Oddyssey, a blue 240SX, Mustang GT, and some crazy JDM spec Nissan that I've never seen.



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Got that right. They are overpriced though, my intake cost me 140 there and on cardomain it's like 110. OMG their garage though... sexy! They had that orange/black Accord coupe out front, the white Oddyssey, a blue 240SX, Mustang GT, and some crazy JDM spec Nissan that I've never seen.
Yeah it's pretty impressive, they don't carry much for muscle cars though. There garage is really nice, they even have a second floor so you can look down upon them as they work on your car (like your minions )
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Old August 11th, 2005, 02:09 AM   #12
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wow i went all the way to super autobacs to get my air freshener since only they have it. yeah i drove 20 miles to get a $5 air freshener. some girl stole mine (well she was a friend) and she put it in her stupid corolla - yeah i agree autobacs is crazy. i was on the 2nd floor watching the evo8 compared with the evo9. pretty interesting
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Yeah I love Super Autobacs they have everything you could possibly imagine
Yea, except ofcourse specific performance parts for our cars. They're good for the real imports I guess though.
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Yea, except ofcourse specific performance parts for our cars. They're good for the real imports I guess though.
They can always order it, just might not happen to be in stock at the moment.
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Just wondering, did you apply the paint on right? Did you spray directly on the light or did you started out from spraying on the floor then moved on smoothly and lightly to the lights?

No I started spraying on the floor then moved over the lights smoothly.

Im going to try the paint thinner and remove it. Thanks for all the responses!
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