How to Get Car Paint Off Windows

October 25, 2023

Whether you've been working on your own car or have hired a professional to do it for you, if your job includes spray paint, you'll likely end up with some overspray or dripped spots on your windows. These are annoying, but they're also easy to remove with a little time and elbow grease. If the paint is fresh, you can use a damp cloth and warm soapy water to wipe it off. It's best to do this before the paint dries, though, as the longer it sets in, the harder it is to get off.

If the paint is dry and stubborn, you might need to use a stronger cleaning agent to break it up or loosen it. Rubbing alcohol is one option and can be used with a cloth or sponge. It works well on both oil-based and water-based paints. You can also try using hot vinegar, which can be microwaved and soaked into a rag to help remove the paint. Make sure you wear rubber gloves with this technique to avoid burns. Finally, acetone nail polish remover can also be used if you're dealing with dried paint that doesn't respond to other cleaners.

Once you've removed all the remaining paint, wash your glass with a high-quality automotive glass cleaner to ensure that there are no residues left behind. Preventing paint smudges on your windshield is the best way to keep it looking its best. Check this article to learn more tips about keeping your car in great shape.


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