Any easier way to remove overspray on windows besides a razo

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No matter how hard I try I end up getting overspray on windows.

I usually use a razor to scrape it all off. I've got a car right now with more than usual overspray [ I used masking paper, and lots of blue 3m tape, but still get the OS], and my arthritis in my hands are aching at the prospect of using the razor again.

Is there any way to just buff it out?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:59 pm
use a razor blade holder ? then follow with some very fine steel wool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:43 am
You really need to review your masking technique. No overspray should get through to a window that is properly masked with quality tape.

If still fairly fresh then a little thinners on a soft cloth will get most of it off. Repeat with fresh cloth for residue and finish with a window cleaner. Or use ultra-fine steel wool.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:58 am
i feel for ya with the arthritis.
i have had this one
https://www.grainger.com/product/6R029? ... 1779184394!

and is easier on my hands.
i also have this one
https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-52000-Razo ... B0002SR88C

i break out when painting window trim on houses. i suck at cutting in. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 am
A clay bar works real good on everything for overspray!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:24 am
PainterDave wrote:use a razor blade holder ? then follow with some very fine steel wool


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0000 Steel Wool works wonders on glass. Use the razor blade just for stuff too thick for the steel wool. If you protect the paint a small amount of lacquer thinner can be applied if necessary.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 am
All good advise.

I also vote for better Masking technique.
I Mask with 3M Plastic wrap The stuff is Great! easily trim and cut out work areas after draping whole car, seal down with tape.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/ ... 717&rt=rud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAS2LtxdL5s

The stuff is Great I like it a lot use it with good old 3M green masking tape.
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All great ideas, thanks guys.

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