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chance_p 05-06-2014 08:49 PM

Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
Hey guys, I bought my WK with some ugly vinyl tint on the headlights. I peeled back a corner of it and it left a nasty, sticky mess on the headlight lens. Anyone have any tips to remove these things?

DAVY27 05-06-2014 09:52 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
goo gone to remove the sticky residue

chance_p 05-06-2014 10:03 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
I have read some horror stories about using goo gone on headlights. It isn't safe on all types of plastic. Anyone here use it on WK headlights before?

DAVY27 05-06-2014 10:10 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
i have used goo gone on the headlights to remove the windo-weld sealant after opening my headlights to paint. You can also buff it after or use some rubbing compound.

chance_p 05-06-2014 10:24 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
Awesome. I'll give it a try tomorrow. Thanks Davy.

Tom19511 05-07-2014 04:22 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
Try WD40

lstowell 05-08-2014 04:08 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
I'd expect WD-40 or Goo Gone either one to work. If you still have any film left, use a hair dryer to warm it up good before removal.

The plastic lenses won't be hurt by Goo Gone, and WD-40 is an old reliable cruft removal tool.

zippy canadian 12-05-2014 09:47 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
I used a steamer to get it off my lights. It worked great. No damage. It took some time but the goo all came off. I was worried goo gone would mess up the lights.

dmsfun 12-15-2014 01:21 PM

Re: Tips for removing vinyl headlight tint?
 
Magic eraser..... these are awesome, work great on all kinds of hard to clean stuff using NO chemicals, and leaving no residue.


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