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Question DetailsAsked on 1/27/2018

Glass polish

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Not sure what type of glass you are talking about - but actually "polishing" glass or mirrors to remove light scratches or such is a LOT of work, and has to be very carefully done to avoid just frosting the surface, because to "polish" it means actually grinding away a bot of the glass, using cerium oxide or diamond powder or similar harder-than-glass abrasive. Same method can be used to remove light spray paint. Glass and Mirror would be the Search the List category for a company to do this - or possibly also Auto Body for cars.


For overspray of paint or sticker glue - being VERY careful not to get ANY on the car finish or rubber, plastic parts like wipers - a solvent correct for the type of paint is what you need, followed by good soap and water cleaning to remove traces of the solvent, then Windex.


Commonly for latex and most oil paints - laquer thinner. For many adhesives - rubbing alcohol, or paint thinner (mineral spirits). For laquers and epoxies and some types of adhesive which laquer thinner or allcohol or paint thinner will not remove, acetone commonly works. For higher grade epoxies and urethane adhesives sometimes alcohol works, otherwise you may have to go to a high grade solvent like xylene or MEK - available in cans and also as very small "touchup" size bottles or applicator-in-a-tube for removing sticker adhesive and such. The further up the list on those you move, generally the more aggressive and the more damage it will do to plastics, rubber, or your paintjob.


If talking a sand-pitted windshield, I checked on this once - FARRR cheaper to just replace the glass if you are talking the whole windshield.


For normal glass cleaning, a good ammonia-based cleaner like Windex works in most cases - sometimes, like with liquid road deicer chemicals, you have to first clean with a good detergent like Dawn dishwashing liquid in water, then Windex.

Answered 9 months ago by LCD




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