Windshield Cleaning / Paint Removal

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TonyKZ1
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Re: Windshield Cleaning / Paint Removal

Post by TonyKZ1 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:14 am

Thanks for all the info, guys.
Wow, that does sound like a ton of work. But I'll try it, 400-600/800-1000-1500-2000 sandpaper and then the rubbing compound.
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Re: Windshield Cleaning / Paint Removal

Post by cicatriz63 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:36 pm

So i had the same problem. The PO painted the windshield black so I decided hey maybe I'll try and make it clear again. So I found some paint thinner and poured it on there. Worked great, so I figured I'd speed things up and pour a bunch on. Well turns out paint thinner eats plastic so I ended up with a bunch of river like grooves. So I decided to sand it. Went all the way to 2000 and the windshield still looks completely white. I didn't try the rubbing compound but judging how mine looks I doubt you'd ever get it clear again.

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Re: Windshield Cleaning / Paint Removal

Post by radare » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:42 am

cicatriz63 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:36 pm
So i had the same problem. The PO painted the windshield black so I decided hey maybe I'll try and make it clear again. So I found some paint thinner and poured it on there. Worked great, so I figured I'd speed things up and pour a bunch on. Well turns out paint thinner eats plastic so I ended up with a bunch of river like grooves. So I decided to sand it. Went all the way to 2000 and the windshield still looks completely white. I didn't try the rubbing compound but judging how mine looks I doubt you'd ever get it clear again.
Unless the plastic is crazed, it should clear up. Even at 2k grit, you have scratches. The 3m polish removes those.

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