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To much clear coat! Help!

I was tinting my headlights today using VHT nightshade. EVERYTHING was going perfect, until I got to the stupid clear coat. The lights were the perfect tint and everything looked amazing. I was putting on clear coat, and it was covering the lights in a dusty/powdery material. I thought this was normal. But my dad, obviously wrong, told me to apply it in more heavier coats. So I did, and now it's straight white and will not come off. I could really use some help, because I'm in hot water. Is there any way to fix this?
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Have to ask the question. Why would you tint your headlights? All you are doing is degrading performance.


Anywho, sounds like you need to wet sand the clear coat off the headlights and buff them after.

Next time you want to do something stupid like that buy some laminx. It's a tint for the headlights that sticks on. No need to paint, but again it is stupid and puts yourself and others in danger.

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I meant to say Tail lights*.
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use paint thinner or gasoline to get all the paint off. you will have to start over with the niteshade

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Thank the lord!

Wet sand them and buff them. If you cant fix them I have some red ones that you can have for 120 plus shipping

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I rubbed mineral spirits all over it, it just won't come off. Anyone know anywhere I can get new head light covers? I'm to pissed to even care anymore.
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Sand and buff it out.

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gasoline or paint thinner and a rag will get it off...

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What should I buff it out with?
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Dude freaking listen to us...get paint thinner, gasoline, or carb cleaner and rub it off or get 4000 grit sand paper and wet sand it.

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