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Vandals! Pranksters tried to glue my window shut!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by hippykiller, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Mar 31, 2014 at 3:52 AM
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    hippykiller

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    I left my truck parked in a friends stall at his place while at work one day, when I got back to the truck there was a hardened substance on the seal that runs along the bottom of the driver door window.
    It's some form of clear epoxy or glue or cement or something. I was able to scrape it off the lower part of the window though it tore part of that black seal. But there's some that dripped down the door and won't come off! I'm scared to scrape as I don't want to damage paint. I used goo-gone and junk like that. I tried a small bit of paintbrush cleaner, and gasoline without results.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2014 at 4:12 AM
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    SoutheastTaco

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  3. Mar 31, 2014 at 4:44 AM
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    Noelie84

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    X2. They just cost you a pretty significant amount of $ with a $2.00 tube of epoxy.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2014 at 4:53 AM
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    That's just F-ed up. I hate people like that. They think it's funny and don't even have a clue about the consequences.
    Anyway, you will probably have to take your truck to a body shop. Acetone will soften epoxy, but I won't use it on or near the paint.
    Good luck OP. I hope you get it fixed.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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    Leave it parked there again, hide and wait with a camera....or baseball bat with nails in it
     
  6. Mar 31, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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    Pistol Pete

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    x2 on acetone for removing glue, but use very sparingly and do not let it set. I understand it will remove the clear coat. I used acetone to remove some excess superglue that made its way onto the paint one time. I applied a small amount to a q-tip directly to the glue and wiped it off immediately. The area was still shiny, so I assume it did not effect the clear coat. I followed up by applying wax to the treated area. Note this was a very small area that was exposed to the super glue and acetone.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2014 at 5:17 AM
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    Is it possible it's actually attached or bonded itself to the paint? Maybe a driemel and super small sanding or brush end and a very steady hand... 3 beers steady but no more than 6, and a little bit of acetone and sand it off but stop before the paint. Probably do lots of destruction... Either way probably a body shop eh?
     
  8. Apr 1, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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    It sounds like you are about 99% sure to be heading to a body shop, so why not at least try to fix it yourself first without making it worse. The Q tip and acetone is a good idea but i would take it a step smaller and try soaking the tip of a toothpick in acetone
     
  9. Apr 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    use a blow dryer or heat gun to SLOWLY warm up the glue. It should be easy to remove with some goo-gone after that.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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    Jeese.. Why not just take a sawzall to it?
     
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