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?
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.
Posts: 2816 From: Edgewood, New Mexico Registered: Nov 2000
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.
Posts: 4242 From: Gresham, Oregon USA Registered: Mar 2006
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.