2003 Mustang-Removing clearcoat from plastic headlights.
Ok, apparently whoever owned my car b4 me decided to touch up the shine on the paint job by spraying a coat(s?) of clear over the existing factory paint job. Wich, actually worked pretty good for the most part. Except however, - it appears they did not tape or mask off the car very well. And did not clean the paint as good as they should have b4 spraying the clear, which is evident from the annoying little permanant water spots in a few places that lay just below the clearcoat, laughing at my shammy cloth, taunting it with their apparent immortality.
Anyway, the top notch body man seems to have also treated my nice 03 factory smoked headlights to the same treatment, so they are cloudy from streaks of water or something underneath the clear. Is there anything I can put on the lights to remove the layer of clear, but at the same time not destroy the plastic housing? And I could then clean the housing.Plastic cleaner obviously didnt work well, b/c the cleaner is up against clear coat, not my headlight housings. I would love to buy some of the cool after market headlights and be done with it, but I have other pressing needs at this time, such as getting up the money to do a decent repaint. Oh and gas, this thing always seems to be needing more gas, can anybody tell me why? It can't be my driving style, the faster you go the easier the gas moves through the motor which = better mileage right?
Right now I have avs headlight covers on them, which looks awesome during the day, but have to come off at night, or I wind up driving around in the dark with the equivalant candlepower of those old cars that had oil lanterns mounted on the front of the car.