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Windscreen cleaning

What's the best way of getting lacquer off my windscreen?

I had a part of my bumper resprayed a while back and some of the lacquer must have blown up and landed on my windscreen because since then, the wipers haven't been as smooth or as effective.

Normally for glass, I would use a professional glass cleaner, which we have in work but is there a way to get the specks of lacquer off?
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Try claying it.

Afterwards follow up with a glass cleaner.
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Re: Windscreen cleaning

Had a wheel refurbisher set up in front of my car, upwind of him ! My neighbours 350Z now has immaculate wheels ! My 147 was covered in overspray. He used OO grade wirewool on the windscreen. Absolutely fantastic result.
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Clay. I Use it to get resin off my SkyView and it works a treat.
 
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I shall have to purchase some type of clay.

Or can I just dig it up from the ground?
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Bilt Hamber soft clay is excellent
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Re: Windscreen cleaning

Never tried the clay bar on the widscreen but it could do the business.Intensive glass cutter removed that RainX coating which I hated. What was the paint they used? Perhaps get a wee drop of the solvent if you can? 'T' Cut would shift it, but the Intensive Glass Cutter is a very, fine abrasive which would probably work.
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i dont think claying will remove it but i may be wrong i just dont think it will
 
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Re: Windscreen cleaning

If clay removes overspray from paint, why wouldn't it remove it from the windscreen?
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Clay didn't work on my car, in the end I resorted to very mild meguiars cutting compound, worked a treat, followed by clar and a good clean!
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Aye! I couldn't clay off some overspray on my glass. I used T-Cut in the end.


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Thinners, just dont let it drip.
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Cellulose thinners or acetone will shift it. Otherwise, a scraper of the type that takes a stanley knife blade designed for cack-handed window-frame painters would work too.
 
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Re: Windscreen cleaning

Tcut do a glass/ window polish . It does a good job.
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Clay didn't work on my car, in the end I resorted to very mild meguiars cutting compound, worked a treat, followed by clar and a good clean!
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Aye! I couldn't clay off some overspray on my glass. I used T-Cut in the end.


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Re: Windscreen cleaning

there are 3 different grades of Clay, as some have said about soft clay, i would dare say this is incorrect you need a clay more of an medium or heavy duty clay to remove over spray.

1) LIGHT BAR CLAY BAR for regular everyday use. For the Car enthusiast or professional detailer working on higher end vehicles, or new vehicles that need a light bar that will never scratch the surface. This scratch free ultra-flexible elastic bar is a huge customer favorite that truly works great for all paint finishes.

2) MEDIUM BAR CLAY BAR- for light to medium jobs with moderate oxidation that you can really feel. Great for light to medium oxidation, and paint over-spray removal. able to clean 95% of all surfaces and remove environmental fallout to prepare for buffing and waxing.

3) HEAVY DUTY BAR-CLAY BAR use for heavy oxidation where time is the real issue. Great for business professionals that need the surface smooth prior to polish or buffing. Ideal for medium to tough jobs and larger amounts of paint over-spray especially if the over-spray has been on the car for a long time.

but you wil also need a lube or you can make your own.
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Make your own lube? Do tell...

(does it contain parafin? )


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I always thought car cleaning fetishists were kinky. Now you need lubricants? Don't tell me, you were just looking on the internet for vids about lubricants and look what popped up?
 
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Car Shampoo is fine as a clay lube, pop 2cap full's in a 500ml spray bottle and top up with warm water, better quality shampoo's will make a better lube, and after your wash, dont dry it, leave your car wet, and start to clay - the water will help as lube.

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I always thought car cleaning fetishists were kinky. Now you need lubricants? Don't tell me, you were just looking on the internet for vids about lubricants and look what popped up?
The clay goes all friction-burnt if you don't lube it.. then melts and sticks to your car like chewing gum.

Hmm.... I wonder if I can make my own "clay" using old chewing gum...


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The clay goes all friction-burnt if you don't lube it.. then melts and sticks to your car like chewing gum.

Hmm.... I wonder if I can make my own "clay" using old chewing gum...


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Its more about marring the paint rather than it being an inconvenience.
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Re: Windscreen cleaning

There is a glass compound you can use with a polishing mop (the name of which escapes me!) failing that and depending on how heavy the overspray is try a razor blade (one of the fine bendy ones) and then polish with glass polish, sounds harsh but it works!!!
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Will a Mach3 do?
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Will a Mach3 do?
Yes but given that the blades are a million pounds each it would be cheaper to just get a new screen.
 
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