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How to remove overspray from glass ? by ltlfrari
Started on: 10-01-2007 09:30 PM
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ltlfrariClick Here to visit ltlfrari's HomePageClick Here to Email ltlfrariSend a Private Message to ltlfrariDirect Link to This Post
At some point in it's distant past someone has given the old car a rattle can spray job of sorts with LOTS of over spray. Some of that over spray is on the lower part of the rear window and it's been on there for god know how long so it's well and truly dried on. It's not a lot but it's enough to be annoying.

Anyone know of something non abrasive that will get it off without destroying the plastic weather seal strip just below it at the bottom of the window or scratching the glass?

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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DCRFiero1Click Here to Email DCRFiero1Send a Private Message to DCRFiero1Direct Link to This Post
I was in auto body shop in high school, and we used green scotch bright pads to remove over spray from glass. It comes right off. It shouldnt hurt the plastic, just dont go hard on it. Now that i post this i cant remember whether it was the red or the green scotch bright pads. Sorry i hope this helps you out.
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Carver1Click Here to Email Carver1Send a Private Message to Carver1Direct Link to This Post
glass cleaner and a careful razor blade works great.

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I second using the razor blade and soapy water or spray cleaner. Keep the blade fairly flat to the glass and it will come off.
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 88 Silver FormulaClick Here to Email 88 Silver FormulaSend a Private Message to 88 Silver FormulaDirect Link to This Post
i use throttle body cleaner..works great and wont hurt the glass.
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroluvClick Here to Email fieroluvSend a Private Message to fieroluvDirect Link to This Post
I have always used a really sharp razor blade, works great.
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ltlfrariClick Here to visit ltlfrari's HomePageClick Here to Email ltlfrariSend a Private Message to ltlfrariDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 88 Silver Formula:

i use throttle body cleaner..works great and wont hurt the glass.


I tried carb cleaner, probably similar stuff, but it did not touch it. Don;t forget it been on there for who knows how long so it's pretty well cured by now.
Anyway, thanks to all for the ideas, looks like I'll be spending some time with a razor blade.
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroseverywhereClick Here to Email FieroseverywhereSend a Private Message to FieroseverywhereDirect Link to This Post
I agree. For glass all you need is a rasor blade. Make sure it is a new one and doesn't have any nicks in the blade. They will scratch the glass. You wont need anything else.
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Report this Post10-01-2007 09:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for prostreet505Click Here to Email prostreet505Send a Private Message to prostreet505Direct Link to This Post
Fine steelwool takes over spray right off and won't scratch the glass. It works great.
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SOS soapy steel wool pad and plenty of water so the soap does not stain anything.
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Report this Post10-02-2007 12:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Mr.PBodyClick Here to visit Mr.PBody's HomePageClick Here to Email Mr.PBodySend a Private Message to Mr.PBodyDirect Link to This Post
paint thinner? its worked for me
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Report this Post10-02-2007 12:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dvlmnClick Here to Email dvlmnSend a Private Message to dvlmnDirect Link to This Post
the best way is to give the car to me
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Report this Post10-02-2007 04:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for topcatClick Here to Email topcatSend a Private Message to topcatDirect Link to This Post
Aceone soaked rag works great. Just be careful not to touch any of yor painted surfaces with it.

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Report this Post10-02-2007 09:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I do it almost daily. Razor blade is good for thick paint, like where there was a open masked window. I use OOO steelwool myself. Scotchbrite pads WILL scratch glass permanently. Remember there used to prep a surface for paint. Thinner will do the job, but you run the risk of messing up paint or rubber parts and you still have to clean up the smears left. Steelwool cleans it better than glass cleaner with no risk.
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Report this Post10-02-2007 02:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tha DriverClick Here to visit Tha Driver's HomePageSend a Private Message to Tha DriverDirect Link to This Post
Use a razor blade. Very fine steelwool works great, *untill* you realize a few days later that you didn't blow off EVERY SPECK of the dust & it has RUSTED INTO YOUR PAINT!!!
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