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Old 12-23-2017, 05:25 PM
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I got replacement rear plexiglass for my 1959 hardtop but the paper protecting the plexiglass is old and hard to remove. Any suggested solvents for me to use.
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I got replacement rear plexiglass for my 1959 hardtop but the paper protecting the plexiglass is old and hard to remove. Any suggested solvents for me to use.
Thanks,
Larry
I would not use anything but hot water in a spray bottle, just keep soaking it and working it.
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I would not use anything but hot water in a spray bottle, just keep soaking it and working it.
I agree, if that doesn't work then there are a bunch of recommendations for using Goo-Gone on plexiglass/acrylic surfaces to remove the protective paper film. Do your own research; use at your own risk:

http://www.delviesplastics.com/p/Goo_Gone.html
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could also try alcohol or lighter fluid, if the goo-b-gone doesn't work
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:32 AM
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I have luck removing stickers from paint on cars using a spray oil like wd40 along with heat from a hair dryer... be carefull not to use to much heat
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:59 AM
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Dawn, full strength. Wait a few minutes for it to soften the glue.
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Fabric softener diluted with water. Spray it on and wait awhile. Keep wetting repeated times. Dave
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hot water,
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Do NOT use alcohol on acrylic / plexiglass!


Additional info:

http://www.e-tplastics.com/blog/how-...otect-acrylic/

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Thank you all for wonderful answers. I will start conservatively with warm/hot water. If that doesn't work, I'll try fabric softener or dawn dishwashing liquid. I think in this case, patience is my friend.
Merry Christmas to all of you who will accept the fond wish.
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Good choice. No alcohol, no solvents. Unless you want a 'milk glass' rear window!!!
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Originally Posted by GTOguy View Post
Good choice. No alcohol, no solvents. Unless you want a 'milk glass' rear window!!!
in addition to this DO NOT use sponges or any other abrasive cloths they will leave tiny scratches and it will be visible once the car is in the sun.
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Old 12-24-2017, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Twan Sloot View Post
in addition to this DO NOT use sponges or any other abrasive cloths they will leave tiny scratches and it will be visible once the car is in the sun.
That includes paper towels. If you want to ruin a plastic window real fast, use some windex and a paper towel.!!
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What? No sponges or abrasive cloth?
Never would have thought of that, but I do assume you are speaking from experience so you are a better authority than I am. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Larphred View Post
What? No sponges or abrasive cloth?
Never would have thought of that, but I do assume you are speaking from experience so you are a better authority than I am. Thank you.
Yes had to learn the hard way on a plexiglass mirror. For plastic windows to be transparant they need to be 100% scratch free, and things like sponges, paper towels, (some)microfiber towels etcetra... dull out the plastic.
use something like a soft plush towel and don't start rubbing hard.

Better be safe then sorry

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