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Ok, my wipers have beena little scrapy lately, just thought it was pollen as I park under trees. However it turns out to be fine spots of PAINT!!!

The paint was bein sprayed onto a hanger near where I work, and I AM looking at further action regarding this as the WHOLE CAR is covered. However, I need to clean my windscreen.

Problem is I do not currently know what base the paint is, but I can guess that it is probably an exterior paint as used for the outside of a large hanger. If this is the case, it will be very hard wearing. Withthe reason sunshine, it has been BAKED on to the car.

NEITHER an abrasive window cleaner (Halfords Glass Cutter (or something like that)) or white spirit are shifting it, and I don't want to damage the paintwork or lamination of the windscreen. Any ideas?

p.s. its not just my car, 4 private vehicles, plus mine, and 4 company vehicles have been affected, AS HAVE several scoobys from a local Subaru (and other jap cars) specialist (they have there own rally team too).

Me thinks the insurers may have a field day with this.
 

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I heard of a similar thing happening in Sandyford in Dublin last week - an entire forecourt of new cars got covered in overspray.

They were ringing every supplier of Meguiars Quick Clay looking to buy them up! :lmao:

I had mine covered in overspray 2 weeks ago - Meguiars Quick Clay on the body work and AG glass polish on the windows worked a treat!
 

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you can use a stanley knife blade to get it off the glass..
its absolutely plastered I would be years. it doesn't scratch off either.
 

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dont bother taking the stuff off. call out the company rep for insurance and get them to sort it. i had this years ago with my high and dry coupe. A freak accident left 6 cars covered in avtur. 1 of them was mine and mine had just been resprayed due to accident damage. i had the whole front end resraye for nowt.
 

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dont bother taking the stuff off. call out the company rep for insurance and get them to sort it. i had this years ago with my high and dry coupe. A freak accident left 6 cars covered in avtur. 1 of them was mine and mine had just been resprayed due to accident damage. i had the whole front end resraye for nowt.
exactly my plan, but I want a clean windscreen. the paintwork can wait.
 

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yeah we use MEK at our place.


if you can get hold of this stuff it's defo worth a try, and if you do get some, buy a dust/gas mask as well! hehe
 

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or the stuff they use to clean alloys at the tire garages before they stick the weights on...i cant remember what its called
 

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well, I did find a place to order some from... here

£6.06 (probably plus vat, but I can't be arsed to register just to find out).

However, a stanley blade got most of it off the windscreen.

This MEK stuff.... is it safe to use on the bodywork?




Oh, and that JML Magic Eraser actually works quite well (probably the same composition as high density seating foam).
 

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When i used to work as a car valeter we covered the windows in glass polish let it dry then scraped them with a razor blade. This used to remove industrial fallout so it may work on paint splatters.:D
 
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