Smoked Tailights

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  1. Ahgrafx

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    I'm having a hard time finding 94-95 tail lights, someone switched mine out for 96-98. This guy offered me his smokes ones for $50 plus shipping, I've watched videos on how to remove spray time but these look like they are shiny. I can see a Ford part number, had anyone has success at removing the tint/spray?[​IMG]

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    90% rubbing alcohol may work, I've used it to strip paint off plastic models without damage, but it takes a long time to work, also Testors, (the model paint company) makes a product called Easy Lift Off, or ELO, for short, also made for stripping plastic models that works faster than alcohol, or you could try brake fluid, or Easy Off oven cleaner, all have been used to remove paint from models without damaging the plastic. Any of these will also require repainting the tail light, as they will remove all the paint, and, of course, test and test again first to verify that your chosen method of removal doesn't damage the light. I know these methods are safe for plastic models made of styrene or abs plastic, but the tail lights are made of acrylic.
     
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    Hair dryer for tint
    Probably really fine sand paper for spray buffing out
    I really don't care for tinted lights
     
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    you could buff it off to keep it smooth but it will be a little hard to get into the edges. You can try a chemical stripper but you will probably have to repaint them at a minimum but they might need some cleaning/filling/smoothing after everything is removed.
     
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    Wet sand starting at 600 working your way up to 2500 then buff with wheel or by hand. Do t waist time thinking about it its straight forward. Dont use any chemical stripper plastic doesnt boad qell with strippers
     
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    You’ve obviously not seen the same strippers I did back in the day. They all had plastic...........

    .........wait, we might not be talking about the same thing..........


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    yeah we are talking tail lights not head lights....the plastic you are talking about was underneath the headlights. just saying..
     
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    just used that mothers kit sunday. they were very foggy i had to use 1500 and 3000 grit. came out nice though back end.jpg
     
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    i like those black trim horizontals. Looks good!
     
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    It was going to cost me too much to ship he wanted $50 then probably around $30 for shipping. I'm just hoping I can either find someone partying s car out locally or someone that wants to trade locally

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    If you are willing to put in the work to redo these, $80 is not a bad price. A quick Ebay search, the lowest price for oem 94-95 is 160 a pair.
     
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    Also, not mentioned, you will need to find the proper harness, or modify your existing. One of the sockets is different.
     
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    Really? They look the same, I'm hoping I can find one in a wrecking yard or someone partying one out for way cheaper. Just hoping

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    I'm don't remember what the difference is, it was a long time ago that I converted my 95 to the 96+ tail lights, but I remember needing to change one socket on each side.
     
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    Do u still have yours? :) Why did u convert

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    No, they're long gone. I never liked the horizontal lights, weren't "Mustang" enough, also I was planning to convert to sequentials, but never did, some other priority always reared its ugly head.
     
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    This man knows not what he talks about...
     
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    yeah well that's funny, because so many were up in arms that they changed to the horizontal tails. Really pretty cool that its a "unique" feature now.
     
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    Horizontal and pushrod for life!!!!!!


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