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#1 ericem

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:33 PM

Hey all, i got a 93 legacy and i see a bunch of brown tiny dots that look like this . and there are quite a bit. Anyone kno how to get rid of them, i tryed using a scrup brush and my nails. doesnt work. Maybe varsal? but its only on the right windows. but 0 on the left. or winshield.

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:36 PM

Might be fly poo. I have seen that before.Sometimes if it has been on there for a while you cant get it off unless you go at it with a razor blade.A flat blade razor or something like that.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:39 PM

I guess its bird crap but it spread quite a bit, but if i use a razor would it scrath it, guess i gota be carful eh?

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:46 PM

The blade won't damage the glass.Use the blade at about a 45degree angle or so and use it gently to scratch off those dots.

#5 ericem

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:52 PM

lol its gona take a LONG time i preffer getting new glass lol. One day ill do it, but thanks!

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:51 PM

Go to an auto parts store and buy a razor blade on a fold up hanlde. They sell them for removing inspections stickers and glue. Spray some of that glass cleaner in a white and blue arosol can on it, go wild with the razor blade, and it should all come off. Should take less than 20mins and is a lot cheaper than replacing the windows. I mean, so you just replace the floors in your house instead of mopping them?

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:51 PM

Hey all, i got a 93 legacy and i see a bunch of brown tiny dots that look like this . and there are quite a bit. Anyone kno how to get rid of them, i tryed using a scrup brush and my nails. doesnt work. Maybe varsal? but its only on the right windows. but 0 on the left. or winshield.

If the vehicle has ever had bodywork done, that may be primer overspray. In my experience, "Bon Ami Cleanser" on a dampened rag will usually remove things like that with a bit of effort. I've never had Bon Ami scratch glass, but you should probably try it in a small inconspicuous spot first, just to make sure. You might even have luck using just a non-abrasive dish-cleaning pad and some dishwashing liquid.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 08:42 PM

You dont have to be slow, or all that careful with the razor blade. A whole window will take like 5 minutes, if that long.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 09:46 PM

ok ill try the razor blade, thanks!

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:39 AM

Or give it a wipe with a hot solvent like lacquer thinner or acetone or MEK. Try it on a small area first. These things are available at the Lowe's or Home Depot or whatever and just might trash your paint so watch out.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:21 AM

My thought would be tree sap or paint overspray from a new bridge painting project in the neighborhood, but that would normally be on the paint surfaces as well. If they are rock hard, a fast evaporating solvent won't work, a mix of blade to get the bulk and solvent to remove the smears left behind would be my best guess.




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