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Old 01-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Smoked tail lights

I recently purchased a black 07ZZR600 with smoked taillights the only problem is you can see my tai lights during the day because theyre too dark. Does anyone know how I can get the smoke off or do I have to replace the cover?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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You might be able to hit it with some rubbing compound for at your local auto parts store. Or if you can get your hands on some MEK which is a strong paint thinner type solvent.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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It would be easier to buy a new one and replace it.

"smoking" a light usually means someone mixed some black paint in with clear coat, and sprayed the light. This is fine with a LITTLE black, but most people get carried away, and make it totally unsafe for the sake of looking cool.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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You can try to see if they painted it, but the plastic itself may be smoke colored so you'll just have to buy a new one.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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try acetone. if it doesnt rub off, just buy a new taillight on ebay. you can get an intergrated one for about 30 bucks with the built in turn signals all in one. you have to check the quality of the taillight.. more leds is better. i bought one on ebay and it was pretty dim due to the lack of leds. good luck
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Thanks I'll try the acetone and hope it works
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I have seen people put tint on the lens. see if it can be pealed off with heat applied like a hair dryer or heat gun if you have it. If not, try rubbing it off as stated. if your planning to buy a new one anyways maybe even try wet sanding it with really high grit, if sprayed on.( wet sanding if done wrong can jack it up, so only due as a last resort if you dont know what you are doing.)
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I had smoke tails on my car but after being pulled over a few times. I went back to stock. All I did was sand the paint off and clear them to give them shine. I sanded them with wet 600 grit.
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I'm glad you are trying to get rid of the tint, I went to read the thread and consider posting about the fact that I thought that they'd be a bad idea, now I see what your intent is. We already have enough problems with our visibility for motorists!
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