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Long story short...I had my top redone. Now I have what seems to be flakes of fiberglass resin bonded to the glass. The shop says they are too busy to
look at it. Windex does not help. Any ideas on this ? I know glass can be scratched so I want to be careful.
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Forget Windex, It won't get out crap.. Try the best Glass cleaner ever sold for the last 60 years... "SPRAYWAY" Glass Cleaner. It's the best Glass Cleaner that you'll ever use...ever! You can buy it at Wal-Mart now.. for like $3 bucks.. Make sure that it's the "Original"..No crazy scent smells...

https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=sprayway glass cleaner&typeahead=sprayway

And if that doesn't work...Try these below:

You'll laugh, but try rubbing it out with toothpaste. (The White kind) Its one of the most mildest abrasives made and great for glass. If that fails, Try #7 brand White Polishing compound.

Those are my suggestions.

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If it's fiberglass, get a pair of thick rubber chemical-resistant gloves and a small can of acetone. Wet the spots with the acetone and paper towels.
Be very careful with acetone. It'll ruin paint before you can do anything about it.
 

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Dude, I wouldn't put Acetone ten miles near my car... Anything Paint or Plastic is history..

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Hoe would I apply it? Use a cloth or a Scotchbrite pad ?
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Hoe would I apply it? Use a cloth or a Scotchbrite pad ?
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Paper towel or cloth... and not dripping wet. As was mentioned, it's strong stuff, so just damp enough to wet the fiberglass spots.
I live and work in a waterfront community and acetone is a popular item around here with all the boats... so we're all aware of its volatile character, and how (and how not) to use it.

Don't put the open can on your hood :surprise:
 

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Whoa!.. Dude, Before you go to something as strong as ACETONE which will eat through just about anything.... Try a bottle of RONSON's Lighter Fluid (Yellow Plastic Bottle also sold at Walmart near the Cigarette Sales checkout)...and pour some on a damp cloth. It won't eat through your paint...or any Plastic...if you're really that desperate..

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If this is a case of something sticking to "glass", my first attempt would be with nylon razor blades, followed by bronze steel wool with a gentle cleaner.
 

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Yeah, I agree, If all else fails...Try a razorblade also...but that's also extreme and can also scratch the glass if you hold it on the wrong angle. I sure would not use a Scotchbrite pad if you like your glass to be clear....That would be a BIG mistake.

Try the milder methods that I mentioned above first before you go drastic...

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definetely no scotchbrite-
I use window cleaner (any brand) and a brand new razor blade- make straight passes no side movement (same as shaving your face- {or legs for the females here} ) the window cleaner allows the blade to be lubricated and slide nice and easy.
 

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"Goof Off" or automotive adhesive/decal remover
 

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Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
FINALLY FIXED !! A few days ago, I stopped at the local Safelite shop to see what they could for me. I tell my tale of woe to the guy at the
counter, in about a minute two employees are at my car checking out the windshield. One of them goes back into the shop, comes back
with a razor blade and a can of what looks to me like shave cream. Covered the w/s with the cream, scraped the stuff off, then wipes it with
their "special" paper towels....now all CLEAR ! Tried to pay him some $, but he says no thank you and returns to the shop. WOW...... even with all your fine suggestions I was too "chicken" to try anything on my own.
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