How to get paint off car windows and windshield

Removing paint stains


What are the ways to get rid of paint spots and oversprays on vehicle windows. (Photo Credits)

A spotless windshield will always make a car look sleeker and cleaner. And this is a reason why paint spots would always be considered as an eyesore.

Depending on the type of paint that stained the glass, there are corresponding ways to go about removing these unsightly colorants on the windscreen and auto glass.

How Stuff Works came out with an explanation as to how to go about removing these types of glass stains on vehicle windscreens and windows.

“Paint is very difficult to remove from any surface, and glass is no exception. Once the paint has dried, you cannot just wipe it off with a rag and water. If graffiti has been sprayed onto the glass, then the job is even more difficult. Regular paint remover just won’t work on dried-up paint. Here is a technique that you can try to remove that paint from glass.”

Read their suggested procedure here.

How to scrape off paint

WikiHow also came up with a tutorial on how to remove paint from the windshield and vehicle windows.

The step-by-step instructions, which came with pictures also come up with a tutorial on how to carefully scrape off the paint stain without damaging the glass.

“Always scrape in one direction only, lifting the blade from the glass at the end of the stroke. Scraping the blade backwards and forwards across the glass is more likely to cause scratching. Pay attention to the sound the blade makes as it moves across the glass. If it makes a coarse or gritty sound, the blade may be dull or broken. Switch to using a newer, sharper razor blade instead.”

Check out the continuation here.

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Behind the Detail also came up with advice on removing paint and overspray on a car windshield. It also assured vehicle owners that etches and scratches, when minor can be removed too.

“IF YOU ETCH THE GLASS WHILE REMOVING OVERSPRAY, FEAR NOT. You can easily make the surface clear again. As I mentioned a few sections above, you can use fine or superfine grade steel wool on glass to remove things like paint, but you can also use it to smooth out any etching. You’ll want to again utilize your lubricating clay spray and gently buff the surface with the steel wool pad. The end result will be fantastically clear glass with no marring.”

Take a look at the whole article here.

But when the paint seems stubborn, it may be best to consult with a windshield repair specialist.

Erasing windshield marks and scratches