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Thread: Removing the Newbright Windshield Lettering

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    Default Removing the Newbright Windshield Lettering

    Anyone know the best way to remove the screened lettering off of the Newbright windshields without...Scratches, yellowing, fogging with little effort?



    Any help on this would go a long way
    Thx,
    Kev
    Last edited by UNGLEWD; 12-08-2010 at 01:44 PM.

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    I need help with this to so please tell us how.

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    Maybe wet sand with super fine grit then polish with rubbing compound? I recently used a 3m headlight polishing kit and thats all it was, just a few different grades of sandpaper and autobody paint polish.

    It removed black scuffs and scratches, left a nice clear finish.

    If not, maybe good ol brake fluid would do it.
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    would break fluid work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ax-hole View Post
    Maybe wet sand with super fine grit then polish with rubbing compound? I recently used a 3m headlight polishing kit and thats all it was, just a few different grades of sandpaper and autobody paint polish.

    It removed black scuffs and scratches, left a nice clear finish.

    If not, maybe good ol brake fluid would do it.
    Thanks I'll try the sand and buff deal.

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    hey Kev don't your CC windshield decals cover it up?
    you could allways just paint a band of black over it to make like a smoked windshield band

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    Thanks for the response so far guys
    I was hoping for something a little faster than wet sanding and polishing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbillycrawler View Post
    Thanks I'll try the sand and buff deal.
    Can you keep us posted of the progress on yours?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion_Ax View Post
    hey Ken don't your CC windshield decals cover it up?
    you could allways just paint a band of black over it to make like a smoked windshield band
    I can cover the lettering in black vinyl but was hoping for a clear solution as I'm not much of a tint guy.

    Anyone else try the brake fluid trick on these yet?
    If so did it get to the plastic?

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    I'll try some experimentation tonight using the array of toxic chemicals I have here and report back.

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    yeah i have never had any good results trying tint on any of 1:1's so i am sure it would be even tougher on a 1:10

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    I don't have one of these windshields to look at up close, but being a bit of an auto detailing aficionado, I'd try some acetone. (Your wifes fingernail polish remover should work they are usually acetone base or something similar.) BUT USE CAUTION!! Just wipe it once and let it dry, wipe it once and let it dry. If you wipe to many times the plastic will get soft and smear. You'll notice right away if it's going to work, don't over do it. You'll probably need to give it a quick polish or wax if it starts to fog. Boat wax is the best because it's made for acrylics, gelcoats, fiberglass and plastics.

    The mechanic side of me believes the brake fluid could also work. DOT 3 or 4, not 5.

    Hope this helps.

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