If you recently painted your vehicle, or had your vehicle painted, and some paint ended up on the windshield, don't stress out. You do not have to get a new windshield. With a few simple supplies and a free half hour, you can remove the pigment from your windshield.
If you have a detailing clay bar lying around, you can use it to remove the paint on your windshield. If you do not have a detailing clay bar, you can purchase one at your local auto parts or hardware store.
Clay bars are generally used to remove debris from the body of your car. However, they can also work wonders on your windshield.
First, you need to get your windshield wet. You can mist it with water. Once your windshield is wet, you just need to apply pressure to the clay bar while either rubbing or rolling it over the paint on your windshield. The clay will pick up and remove the paint particles from your windshield.
If you do not have a clay bar lying around, you can also use steel wool to remove the paint on your windshield.
Just like with the clay bar, you will want to get your windshield wet first. You can mist it with water to provide some lubrication. However, the steel wool works best when used with a window-cleaning product. If you have some window cleaner on hand, mist your windshield with it first before you get to work.
Once the windshield is wet, rub the steel wool in a circular motion lightly over the overspray. This will allow you to break down the paint without missing a spot.
You may need to rinse off the windshield to see how much paint you actually removed. If there is still more paint, just spray the windshield again with a window-cleaning product, and continue to rub the steel wool in a circular motion until all the paint is gone.
Acetone Or Paint Thinner
Your third option is to use either acetone or paint thinner to remove the paint from your windshield.
All you need is an old rag or some paper towels. Apply the acetone or paint thinner to the rags or paper towels. Then rub the rag in a circular motion where the paint is at on your windshield. The acetone or paint thinner will break down the paint. Once it breaks down the paint, wash off your windshield.
Be careful not to get any acetone or paint thinner on the rest of your vehicle. These substances can cause damage to your paint job.
Depending on the supplies you have on hand, either of the above three methods are all great ways to remove the paint from your windshield. For assistance, talk to a professional like Brach's Auto Center Inc.Share