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remove VHT Nightshade

a buddy bought a truck that had the tail lights completely blacked out with that VHT Nightshade stuff. He can't see where he backs up at night because they covered the reverse lights.
Anyone know how to remove the stuff without damaging the light itself?

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i was thinking a laquer thinner or even finger nail polish remover?

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Mineral spirits should get it off, that's what we used to take it off a set of Tahoe taillights my friend screwed up on when trying to tint them

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mineral spirits? can you get that at like Napa's or Autozones? i've never heard of it

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we had to take some tint off my buddies dodge taillights cause of the previous owner trying to black them out, we used paint thinner, idk if the po sanded them first, or if the paint thinner gave them a rough appearance, like etched the plastic or what, but we ended up having to use one of those headlight restore kits to bring back a shine to them...

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he's just wanting to remove the darkness where the reverse light is, basically a 2"x3" square. we'll try something this weekend and see

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Mineral spirits can be bought anywhere they sell house paint. Normally used to clean brushes/etc and/or thin some types of paint
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Just tape off the area you want to get rid of and wet sand the crap out of it. Do it in different grain counts and work your way up to like 2500 or maybe higher until the night shade is gone. Then hit it with some clear and wet sand it again. Polish it out with some rubbing compound and then hit it with glaze. Should be good to go.

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anything solvent based will get it off. thinner, mineral spirits, nail polish remover. Although anything you use will "haze" the plastic up. usually I wetsand and polish them back up after I do that.


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I had use Goo gone it doesn't seem to haze it for me when I did it just pour it on let it sit then it will wipe rite off
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