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#1 dwc43

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:58 AM

I need to remove what I thought was a decal from a windshield glass. I think it's paint though. I managed to get one scratched off with my thumb nail without scratching the glass, but that was not easy to do. Is there some way to get this off without damaging the glass??

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:53 AM

Have you tried polishing it out? I have used the novus 1, 2, and 3 polishes before to polish paint off of glass and it makes kit glass a little clearer and looks a little more in scale, to me at least. I have even used this system to get rid of small scratches in my glasses before. Hope this helps

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:55 AM

I've had good success with 90% alcohol or denatured alcohol. I've not had any ill effects happen to the clear plastic. I usually put it on a cotton ball and just start wiping at it.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:53 PM

I've had good success with 90% alcohol or denatured alcohol. I've not had any ill effects happen to the clear plastic. I usually put it on a cotton ball and just start wiping at it.



Thanks. I'll give that a try.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:53 PM

Have you tried polishing it out? I have used the novus 1, 2, and 3 polishes before to polish paint off of glass and it makes kit glass a little clearer and looks a little more in scale, to me at least. I have even used this system to get rid of small scratches in my glasses before. Hope this helps



Never heard of it. In case I can't get anywhere with alcohol, where can I find this stuff at?

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:56 AM

I got my novus polishing stuff at one of my local hobby shops. I think some of the online shops have it too. Try detail master or maybe scale modeling by chris. there are quite a few aftermarket companies out there, I would browse around and see what you can find. Or just google novus plastic polish, I got over 43,000 hits when I just did that. You might be able to find something close-by. good luck and hope this helps.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

Thanks. I'm going to a car show Saturday and on the way back I'm going to stop at Hobby Town and see if they have it. Mike keeps more stuff at HT than I can ever find at Hobby Lobby even if it is a little higher priced at times. :D

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:30 AM

for the novus products try your local hardware store.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:59 AM

All you need is regular car wax on a cotton ball. Polish the entire windsheild and it will look better than when it came out of the box.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:22 PM

I tried HT today and they had no clue what it was. I'll check a local hardware store later and see what I can come up with. On this project the glass looking a little weathered will be fine, but I need to get that paint or decal off of it for sure.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:12 PM

If it's scuffed you can polish it out with tooth paste. Then give it a couple coats of car wax.