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Old 10-23-2005, 03:24 PM
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Sup guys ... I bought a 73 Chevy shortbed. The body is in real nice shape but it was sprayed with what looks like spray can primer ... I guess they didnt bother to mask anything because there is overspray all over the windows and rubber weather stripping...

Im not too concerned about the door rubber because it needs replacing anyway but how can i clean the front and rear windows and all the rubber ?

Would just regular ole paint thinner do the trick ?

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Old 10-23-2005, 03:43 PM
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Overspray can be a pain in the butt to clean up. Glass isnt so bad if it isnt on tinting. A razor blade will take care of that.

As for the rubber moldings.....it gets trickier, first I would try some rubbing compound on a rag and put some elbow grease into it, this also works great with tail lights.

As for laquer thinner, it likes to eat plastic and rubber....if you really want to try that, try it in an inconspicuous place first.

I'm sure there might be another way that is easier, but that's all I know.
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Keep the razor blades away from glass, use laquer thinner and or 000very fine steel wool and the overspray will come right off. Or you could just sell it to me, I've been looking for a shortbed chev project truck- they are all rotted out in this area. Bob
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:25 PM
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What is so bad about razor blades on the glass? that's all I've ever used, doesnt leave any scratches (unless you're brutal with it)
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Why do you say keep the razor blades away from glass Bob? I haven't noticed a problem doing it that way and was how I was shown. On glass I usually wet it with glass cleaner and either scrape with a razor blade or use fine steel wool to clean off overspray. At any rate, if spray can primer, should come off fairly easy.
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I've seen some windows scratched by razorblades and honestly I've done it myself. If the corner of the blade gets a little more pressure on it than the rest of the edge it can scratch the glass...no bid deal on a beater but if it's a really nice car with perfect glass then that isn't good. Steel wool works really well and will actually polish the glass at the same time. In fact I use it dry to clean glass all the time--streak free
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Or you could just sell it to me, I've been looking for a shortbed chev project truck- they are all rotted out in this area. Bob
Probably almost as hard as finding a good football team in the area. If I ever see anything I'll let you know.
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Any of you guys ever give "correction clay" a try? It is AMAZING to say the least. It will take CURED urethane primer,paint or clear off your paint with NO damage what so ever. I have taken direct overspray off plexiglass with NO damage what so ever. Super hard water waterspots off glass or paint with NO damage what so ever, it is one great product.

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I used a clay bar to get water spots and some dry sap off my green caprice. Pretty cool thing.

I would use lacquer thinner, it's cheaper than a clay bar.
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Or you could just sell it to me, I've been looking for a shortbed chev project truck- they are all rotted out in this area. Bob
The razor blade did the trick on the windows but the primer wont come off the rubber. I tried the rubbing compound and thinner and finally resorted to fine grit sandpaper.Doesnt look too bad but i guess ill have to replace it eventually.

As far as needing a SB pickup.. My dad says there a dime a dozen especially fords. Mostly decent but its hard to find one without a beat up bed.

Speaking of beds it looks like my truck bed is bolted together. Does it come apart without Cutting welds ? The bed sides are very clean but the bottom is pretty beat up. Would that be a fairly easy repair ?
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I've never looked back since picking up a lump of 3M's 'clay'.
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