Removing Goopy Stuff From My Windows

frank1203May 14, 2013

Hi, I want to repaint the side lights connected to left and right sides of steel front door. The issue IâÂÂm facing is that there is a sticky/goopy substance that over the years has bled through where the windows meet the side molding. I suspect that it is possibly excess glue from the extreme heat of the sun beating down on the door for about 6-8 hours a day. Not sure I can take a straight edge razor and remove this. Can you recommend any kind of solvent that might get this stuff off that wonâÂÂt damage the window or paint? This stuff is all along the windows of the side lights and needs to be removed before I can even attempt to paint this. Any ideas and recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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southerncanuck

Spray 9 cleaner.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 8:39AM
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frank1203

Thank you. I'm not familiar with Spray 9. Does that have a chemical in it to remove glue/grease? I was also thinking about Goof-Off which I know has acetate and will damage the paint, but I am painting anyway.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 11:53AM
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southerncanuck

I don't know what's in the stuff but can tell you have been using it since the 80's to clean everything from the hull of my boat to glue on windows. Don't use in on latex paint unless you want the paint off.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 11:40PM
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bus_driver

Try mineral spirits paint thinner. It does not quickly damage latex paint when rubbed on.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:13PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

goof off will get it

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 3:53AM
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