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Paint over spray on glass. claybar for windows?

The guy i got my truck from is a painter so there's some over spray on it.. nothing you can see except the wheels up close.. but if you feel the paint in places and the windshield, they're a little rough.

I planned on clay barring the paint, but what can I use to get the **** off the windshield? I was gonna try Neverdull for the wheels.

as everyone knows I'm new to the detailing business k thx.
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Ultra fine steel wool. Then clean the windows with stoners glass cleaner.
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also if it not to hard on it straight razor blade will work.
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also if it not to hard on it straight razor blade will work.
X2, thats what I always use.
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my buddy used steel woool before on his chrysler and it jacked his **** up. id stick with strieght razor. you can use clay bar. i do it all the time. then use the stoner its amazing.
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Acetone will work too.
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I used steel wool for many years when I worked in body shops. The key is to use the finest you can find. Razor blades work great to get the heavy stuff off before you steel wool it.
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my first thought was Razor blade.. but i have to do the entire windshield.

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also if it not to hard on it straight razor blade will work.
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i've never tried steel wool on the windows, but i know a straight razor can do wonders. just gotta bust out the elbow grease.
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Try the clay bar, it works on the windows too
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get some acetone or paint thinner on a rang dont soak the rag so its dripping off just get it damp and clean the windows off with that
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im gonna go get a clay bar.. one will be plenty for the entire truck and windows right?
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doesnt seem to be working on the glass as well.. and its a pita on the paint, but it is working on the paint.
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im gonna go get a clay bar.. one will be plenty for the entire truck and windows right?
After you take care of the windshield, go clay the ranger...
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its not just the windshield, its the hood and roof too. I'm just gonna do the entire truck.. gotta spend some time and put some TLC into the wheels too.. i cleaned one up with eagle one never dull and it looks amazing compared to the others lol
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For the windows........varsol and a razor scraper......works wonders.
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no need for fancy chemicals.. the guy i got it from just gave me a razor and said here look its easy.. haha

so the windshield and both driver windows are smooth now.. my halogen didnt light up the back side of the truck though so the back window and pass. side windows (if even effected) will get done maybe tomorrow.
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Just make sure you keep switching to new razor blades or youll scratch the **** out of the windows
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this steel wool work on the exterior mirrors too? mine has overspray from where it was painted this summer. . . I clay bar'd what i could but there is still rough places in the corners.
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yes, make sure you use only 0000 tho. thats the finest
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get some acetone or paint thinner on a rang dont soak the rag so its dripping off just get it damp and clean the windows off with that
My thoughts exactly, Paint thinner on a rag but not drippin all over the place.
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alcohol! not your jack! calm down straight alcohol on like a microfiber wipe does good work too i know from experience!!!
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Clay bar will pull it right off. Not to mention if you wax it water won't stick to it as much. LOL
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fine steel wool on chrome,windows
claybar (blue or red) with ''lubrashine'' (made by evercoat.)

stay away from chemicles. and do not use steel wool on mirrors!
also if your wheels have overspray on them you can try the clay bar but a little non grit rubbing compound and a terry cloth works great. the key is patience with anykind of overspray!.
takes elbow grease and patience.
im a painter at a dealership here in ga so ive seen alllll this before many many times and also seen much worse.
if you need any help at all hit me up. glad to give my 2 cents.
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