Scenario 1: You probably are one of those people who likes everyone to know when it’s time for celebration. Whether it is your marriage, the birth of your child, the graduation of your little one, or any other announcement, your way of doing it is by painting your car windows. However, when the news becomes stale, you simply must get rid of the paint.
Scenario 2: You wake up one morning to find your car windows colored in some random ‘modern’ design. Obviously, it is the work of some vandals who derive great pleasure in ‘expressing’ themselves by means of their art on automobiles. You simply cannot take your vehicle out with it looking like this, and you must get rid of the hideous graffiti.
If you have ever faced any of the above scenarios, you are probably aware of the dilemma of dealing with them. However, you must also know that getting the paint off is actually easy. So whether it is your own piece of art, or a creation by vandals in your locality, follow these tips, and get rid of the paint without damaging your vehicle.
- Rubber gloves
- WD40 spray, 1 can
- Paint dispenser
- Acetone, 1 container
- Liquid detergent, water based
- Clean towels
- Hand broom
- Begin the removal procedure by first checking the kind of paint that has been used to decorate the automobile. The method of removal of water based paint is different from that of the oil based variety.
- Take the razor, and try to carefully scrape away the paint. Use it till you can remove as much as possible. This step will ease the process of removal.
- If the colors are water based, then use the water based liquid detergent (you may also prepare a homemade cleaner) for the removal. Do this by means of a sponge. Use a towel to clean the window dry.
If the color is oil based, then you can resort to the use of either acetone, or WD40 to remove it. Before using either, follow step three. If you wish to use WD40, spray some on to a towel, and rub the colored surface with it.
- Let it remain for about 20 minutes, and then proceed to wipe it clean. If there are still any remnants, repeat the entire process of first washing with the liquid detergent and then spraying and cleaning the WD40.
- If you prefer the acetone method, ensure you perform this step outdoors. After washing the window with the detergent, wear the gloves, and dip old rags into the acetone. Then rub it on the surface. Keep your nose covered during this whole process to prevent yourself from inhaling the acetone. Be careful not to destroy your car’s paint during this process.
- Finish off by washing the windows and removing any debris with the liquid detergent. Once completed, clear up the area by means of the hand gloves and dust pan.
As you go for a complete car wash, you will find your automobile as good as new. Hopefully these tips have helped.