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Old 05-26-2002, 22:50   #1 (permalink)
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Question How do I get paint off windows?

Read with interest what v8 ghia mike had to share about using Autosol on headlights to clean them.

Can anyone suggest how to really clean windows? These ones in particular have overspray on them from a 3 mth old spray job (acrylic not 2 pak). Would Autosol work? Or is there something else?
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Old 05-26-2002, 22:58   #2 (permalink)
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A scraper from the Hardware store, the ones that take a razor blade.....as long as you dont do the inside of a tinted window..
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what jesmol said, also try a bit of thinners on a rag and rub it on, wait a few minutes for it to soften the paint, then wipe off
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I've tried thinner... it takes ALOT of effort and it barely worked.
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I'd go along with the razor blade scraper just keep turning it from side to side. It has a sharpening effect.
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I would go with the razor blade also.... :)

I have helped a mate in a panel shop quite a few times after resprays and all they usually do is clean it all with a razor blade, then give it a quick buff when doing the rest of the car.. :)

I find it also helps to use a slight cutting motion ( if going side to side then also go slightly up and down at same time to cut through overspray )and keep glass wet with a bit of soapy water to help the blade glide...

Hope this helps.. :)
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Old 05-27-2002, 05:07   #7 (permalink)
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AUTOSOL is great for polishing windows
I've had plenty of practise as im a detailer and alot of the cars i do get cigarette smoke goo and the best way to really get rid of them is AUTOSOL.
Also potatos are good as they put a protective film over the window
Cut it in half, rinse it and apply to window slowly in a side to side motion. Works Wonders
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Use razor blades and when you think you really have it clean get some 0000 steel wool and windex. That will "really" clean the glass.
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Steel wool will scratch the glass but there is a brass type wool designed for this job that doesn't scratch and should be available from your paint and panel supply shop.
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Or something like the various products that Eastwood sell to clean and polish glass seehttp://www.eastwoodcompany.com or http://www.eastwoodcompany.com/photos/p8585.JPG
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