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Removing paint from windsheild..

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    July, 2017
Removing paint from windsheild..
Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 5:45 AM

without ruining said windsheild. What works? Thanks

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 1:32 PM

Since I have never had this problem, maybe let the paint dry and try to scrape it off with your thumbnail.  Maybe some alcohol or hobby paint thinner on a Q-tip.  I would think that something strong like lacquer thinner would haze the clear plastic.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 2:32 PM

What type of paint are you working with? Usually some enamel thinner on a paper towel will do the trick. Just wash well after and dip in futureshine.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

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    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 3:45 PM

I've heard Novus will polish it out/off

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    July, 2017
Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 5:27 PM

Tkanks guys for the tips, the windsheild in ? was painted 32 years ago so I do not remember what the paint was. Not a real big deal if I ruin it, its fairly flat and easy to replace. Thanks

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 6:03 PM

Drop it in Super Clean.

It will strip off the old paint and grunge in minutes!

Unless the paint used damaged the surface of the plastic itself, it should come out lookng like new.

Easy Off oven cleaner will work almost as well.

Neither of these products will do any damage whatsoever to the plastic.



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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, July 16, 2018 10:15 AM

Hi ;

 Because of the length of time , you may have some stubborn paint issues there . I would use Mineral Spirits and a Wooden cuticle stick . Don't do this for more than ten minutes . Wash everything well with Dawn after and polish with Novus . This has always worked for me . O.C.G.



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