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Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

Fixing to detail a freinds truck soon and he has overspray on all top surfaces and windshield. I know using a clay bar will remove overspray from the painted surfaces, which I have done many times before, but is a clay bar the best way to remove overspray from glass?

Dont want to use anything that may scratch the glass.

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

Straight edge razor blade.

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razor blade
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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

Clay bar will also work great

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

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razor blade
I would rather stay away from razor blades...ive seen what happens when a razor blade isnt used correctly....can scratch windows.

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

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I would rather stay away from razor blades...ive seen what happens when a razor blade isnt used correctly....can scratch windows.
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And lots of elbow grease.

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

4 Aught aluminum wool works well ( 0000 )

Just don't use a ton of pressure

Clay bar works depending on things but Razor blade is the tool of choice for me

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

Seriously. Glass is harder than most steel. Be careful and you will be fine.

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

Sounds like best bet is try clay bar first. If it doesnt remove all the overspray, then razor....very carefully

This is what I was thinking originally but I was just hoping for a faster safer way....guess not

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

If you use a straight edge razor blade. Make sure its new and use 2-4 of them. The last thing you want to do is have a dull blade and scratch the glass.



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Re: Best way to get paint overspray off windshield?

use the razor blade then the fine steel wool. it will take it off in minutes. use to do it almost every day at the body shop. just hold the razor at a good angle and not straight up and down. its the easiest way

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