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Removing paint from windshield

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  • Member since
    July 2020
Removing paint from windshield
Posted by Jaybe813 on Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:34 PM

Hey everyone, I am new here and this is my first post. I need some help from modeling experts.

I was painting part of a model car windshield earlier to simulate tinted windows, per the model instructions, and when I peeled the tape just now, saw where there was one spot I didn’t seal well enough, and paint got on the clear plastic windshield. 

What do you suggest for me to get that spray paint off my clear windshield and not harm the plastic or its transparency? The paint I used is Testors Flat Black spray enamel.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:39 PM

The strongest isopropyl alcohol that you can find.

I usually get 91%.

If you have any alcohol wipes, they should do the trick.


Other effective chemicals that are safe for plastic are Easy Off oven cleaner, (original formula with the yellow cap) or Super Clean degreaser. (found in most auto parts stores)


The alcohol wipes or a quick soak and wipe down in isopropyl alcohol should do the trick though.

If you can still find Testors #2949 "Transparent Black Window Tint" lacquer, you will have much better luck.

Flat black is not going to work for tinting windows.

There are other transparent paints offered by various manufacturers that you can try as well.

I have not tried it, but many swear by Tamiya "Smoke".






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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:47 AM

Welcome to the forum, Jaybe. Steve has some good advice there for you. Good luck with the windshield.

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