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Old 01-12-2006   #1
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Remove paint from headlights

I help removing paint from my headlight. I think it happened when I got into my accident and had to get my front bumper re-painted.

The paint is on the corner of my headlight. It doesn't affect light output in any way, but I notice it, and it annoys me. What can I use to remove the paint from my headlight???

I know I can probably use paint thinner, but its really to the edge of the headlight, and I don't want to get paint thinner on my bumper or front fender.

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Well you could always take the light out and use paint thinner. But another alternative is to use an abrasive plastic cleaner. I suggest using Meguiars PlastX. Its lightly abrasive and impossible to mess up with, but it breaks down into a polish so you dont do too much. You can usually pick it up at most auto parts stores. Just use that on a terry cloth applicator, to give more bite, and go until you get the results you want. Its also a great all around clear plastic cleaner and restorer.
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Well you could always take the light out and use paint thinner. But another alternative is to use an abrasive plastic cleaner. I suggest using Meguiars PlastX. Its lightly abrasive and impossible to mess up with, but it breaks down into a polish so you dont do too much. You can usually pick it up at most auto parts stores. Just use that on a terry cloth applicator, to give more bite, and go until you get the results you want. Its also a great all around clear plastic cleaner and restorer.
Thanks, I'll try that and see how that turns out.
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