Carsandbikes
Carsandbikes Reader
5/17/21 12:39 p.m.

Discovered paint over spray on 1 of the headlights on my new to me car.

It has what appears to be clear plastic for the cover (?).   I have used Scotch Brite on glass, no noticeable scratching.   But clear plastic ?   

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
5/17/21 1:11 p.m.

A sharp razor blade might be worth a try.  Obviously you need to keep a low angle to avoid scratching or digging into the plastic.  Razor blades are also useful on glass.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/17/21 1:51 p.m.

I would think Scotch-Brite would scratch plastic.

Maybe try the 3M headlight polishing kit?

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
5/17/21 2:20 p.m.

I've had luck with a clay bar on overspray on paint before.  Not sure how it would work on plastic but worth a try

ea_sport
ea_sport Reader
5/17/21 3:10 p.m.

In reply to Placemotorsports :

I also used clay bar when I removed overspray from spray painting my home exterior railing on my Miata.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/17/21 4:06 p.m.

I haven't used a clay bar to remove overspray, but I am a fan of my clay bar. 

FWIW, I now use the Griot's synthetic clay pad

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