The guy who painted my new car didn’t mask off the Lexan windshield properly, and I have some over-spray on it. Anyone know how to remove the paint without damaging the Lexan? I’ve tried paint thinner, Carb. cleaner and a scraper, but no luck yet. Is this a two step process?
YES! Take out the old windshield(step #1). Put in a new windsheild(step #2). Just kidding Rex, you might try a headlight polishing kit.
Try using a headlight cover cleaner Mothers and Turtle wax make some really good ones.
I used the headlight cleaner on my lexan and it worked.
You drive blind anyway…
Mother’s Clay bar polishing system works great to remove overspray from paint and glass/lexan. Also can use it to restore an old windshield to last a little bit longer. Cheap enough to give it a try for sure.
Dave, its not for me, its for the Secret Weapon.
Everyone else, thanks for the good guidance. I am sure that Todd Mc will provide a video link to further explain the procedure.
Novus make a three step lexan cleaner, first is a coase hand polish that will even remove scratches, then a fine polish, and then a cleaner. I’m sure Racecar Eng. can get it for you, or may have it in stock.
don’t laugh till you try it worked for us shaving cream
did a great job on one of cars the other one some body had put something else on it
that commerical were they are doing head light cover would probably work but would cost as much as new lexan windshield
WHO BUT BONEMAN WOULD TRY CARB’ CLEANER ON LEXAN? IF THAT DIDNT HURT IT, NOTHING WILL. ANY VERY FINE POLISHING COMPOUND WILL WORK. Sorry, caps a mistake.
Actually a lot of people have used brake cleaner to try to clean their Lexan windsheilds over the years. Having worked for L.W. Funk Racing Parts, Oneoff Motorsports, and Action Performance I have encountered many people who have destoryed their Lexan windsheilds, because they sprayed a big area, instead of trying a very small spot to see if it works.
I must admit - One day, I was an idiot and tried to clean the plastic headlights on my wife’s car with acetone -
Needless to say, I had to buy her new headlights.
Just for clearity, (pun intended) I am experimenting on a small corner of the windshield until I find somthing that works right.
Besides, nothing can compare to the night a few years ago when I almost caused a disaster for myself. It was opening night of the NSS World Series (before mini stocks got booted out). I waited all year for this night, and I was finally unloaded and sitting in the seat of my car to clean the windshield from the inside. The lexan cleaner was in a spray can with a white top, so I grabbed it and gave the inside of the windshield a good spray down, only to discover that I actually grabbed white spray paint. Oh boy! I managed to scramble around and get it all cleaned off with no damage, but damn that was close.
Murphy’s law remains in full effect.