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    Thread: How do I remove car lot "windshield marker"?

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      07-20-2010 11:47 PM #1
      I just bought a car at auction and am wondering about the easiest way to remove the grease marker (or whatever it is) that they used to mark the vehicle year & auction number on the vehicle's side window. Simple glass cleaner doesn't work at all. Should I try a clay bar, or is there a better/easier way?
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      07-21-2010 02:08 AM #2
      Razor blade

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      07-21-2010 05:16 PM #3
      Thanks for the reply.

      I was hoping to avoid the razor blade option ...the last time I used the razor blade method I remember it being very tedious.

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      07-21-2010 08:28 PM #4
      Get the majority off with the blade, then use some steal whole to completely remove the rest.

    5. 07-21-2010 09:06 PM #5
      I would try a plastic razor blade first, then move on to the metal blade. Douse it liberally with rubbing alcohol as you go along to make it a bit easier to remove.

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      07-22-2010 12:46 AM #6
      use some adhesive remover. it worked for me,, Don't scratch the glass with the razor blade!
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      07-22-2010 01:05 PM #7
      ouch no razor blade. steel wool and lots of glass cleaner or water


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      08-03-2010 10:23 AM #9
      WD40.

      No really.


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      08-11-2010 11:59 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by kai_ascencio View Post
      ouch no razor blade. steel wool and lots of glass cleaner or water
      It's glass (!), you aren't gonna scratch it with a razor blade. I used to remove stickers from paint without damage using a razor blade.

    10. 08-13-2010 02:32 PM #11
      you thought u didnt hurt the paint, but i bet you did take some of the clearcoat up.
      2002 Jetta GLI 24V VR6

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      09-12-2010 09:41 PM #12
      I'm not sure how tedious it is to scrape off the window markings, should take a couple of minutes, but brakleen on a paper towel will take it right off as well. Obviously be careful not to get it on the paint. Shouldn't harm most cured paint, but it will certainly strip any wax/LSP whatever.

    12. 09-12-2010 09:53 PM #13
      I dont know if you have done this yet, but I do this almost every day at work. Ive done this to thousands of vehicles so far, and here is what works.

      1. Get window wet, glass cleaner works well.
      2. Razor blade with clean blade, gliding over white marks. apply almost no pressure. Window will not scratch unless you dig in with an awkward angle. It take less then 10 seconds for the entire process. No need to purchase some expensive goo remove kit or anything like this.

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      09-13-2010 04:19 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 67Customs View Post
      Steel wool and vinegar or goo gone.
      ^^

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