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I got my car back from the bodyshop and it has clearcoat overspray on some of the windows. I'm looking for some sort of chemical that will take it off. I'm too afraid to use a razor blade for fear of scratching the glass. I'v also heard that a claybar might take it off but I'm not sure. Any advice would help.
 

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I used a razor blade to clean road grime from the windshield a few weeks back... remarkable to say the least.
 

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Try the clay bar first. It's the lease agressive method. If it's fresh I think it should come off no problem.
 

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Use some glass cleaner wit the razor blade.............i use it all the time
 

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I'm going to try the razor blade and follow it up with the claybar
 

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AUSI GTO said:
Razor blade won't scratch glass, clay bay will also remove overspray and so will "00" steelwool.
Whats a "00" steelwool?
 

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its like an sos pad only not as abrasive, hench 00 .you car find it at any paint supply house.
 

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JUNIPER9803 said:
its like an sos pad only not as abrasive, hench 00 .you car find it at any paint supply house.
I figured thats what it was. Thanks Junip
 

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FYI: dont buy 0000 steelwool in a "variety" pack. The steel fibers from other grades of wool can get mixed in with the 0000 and scratch the shit out of everything.

Only use the finest steel wool on windows and it doesnt work very well w/o a window cleaner.
 

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I'd use the claybar, if that dont work use the 0000 steel wool. If you do decide to use a razor blade, make sure it's fresh / never used on anything else or you will scratch the heck out of your glass.
 

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LS2-GTO said:
FYI: dont buy 0000 steelwool in a "variety" pack. The steel fibers from other grades of wool can get mixed in with the 0000 and scratch the shit out of everything.

Only use the finest steel wool on windows and it doesnt work very well w/o a window cleaner.
Say what??? No, no steel wool will scratch glass unless somehow steel suddenly became harder on the Rockwell scale than quartz/silicon (glass). The 0, 00, 000, 0000 refer to the size of the steel fibers - 0 is coarse, thick fibers, 00 are thinner and so on similar to wire gauges, it has nothing to do with the hardness. I have safely used steel wool of all sorts on glass and never seen a scratch. The high-strength carbon steel that can affect glass couldn't be made into wool, its too brittle and would be worthless.

If you have scratched glass with steel wool, then your wool was contaminated with/or contained an abrasive material. SOS pads might have an abrasives mixed with the detergent to help clean pans and may scratch which is why plain steel wool should be used.
 

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Why would I make this up? In my experience (very recently) a coarse steel wool scratched my windows easily. 0000 did not.

Go ahead use the coarser stuff. I wont.
 
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