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Old 09-28-2012, 11:15 PM
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Hey guys I was welding some rack mounts on and got splatter all over my windshield. How do i get it off of the glass? Somebody help a rookie out lol.

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:41 PM
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Weld spatter will often melt the glass causing tiny dimples, I've removed a bit using a small screwdriver as a chisel being very careful. Because of the fact that it likely melted into the glass you will not get it looking perfect.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan91
Weld spatter will often melt the glass causing tiny dimples, I've removed a bit with a small screwdriver and hammer, being very careful. Because of the fact that it likely melted into the glass you will not get it looking perfect.
Lol ya, its all cracked from wheeling anyway but I need to get it so I can see in the rain. Ill try chipping it off tomorrow guess. Maybe an ice scraper will work.?
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Originally Posted by mudderx View Post
Lol ya, its all cracked from wheeling anyway but I need to get it so I can see in the rain. Ill try chipping it off tomorrow guess. Maybe an ice scraper will work.?
It might work, though it might just chew up the plastic. It really depends on how burned in they are lol.
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Originally Posted by mudderx View Post
Lol ya, its all cracked from wheeling anyway but I need to get it so I can see in the rain. Ill try chipping it off tomorrow guess. Maybe an ice scraper will work.?
Yeah, an ice scraper will totally get metal off of glass.

If it's got metal spatter all over it and cracks from wheeling replace it. Take a few seconds to cover the windshield next time.
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Originally Posted by motorcharge
Yeah, an ice scraper will totally get metal off of glass.

If it's got metal spatter all over it and cracks from wheeling replace it. Take a few seconds to cover the windshield next time.
I've been holding off on replacing it cause its just gonna break again. Eventually. I would have covered it but I was only gonna mess with it for a second... Thanks for the sarcasm tho
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Originally Posted by mudderx View Post
I've been holding off on replacing it cause its just gonna break again. Eventually. I would have covered it but I was only gonna mess with it for a second... Thanks for the sarcasm tho
Oil will only thicken and get dirty again, leafs will just sag again, rusty rockers and floors will just rust again, yeah...

If your windshield, that big piece of glass that keep your vision clear and keeps you from wrecking your **** is covered in weld splatter (how the hell does that even happen?) and cracks it's probably time to replace it. It's not even that expensive, insurance will usually cover it for pretty cheap.
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Spatter happened cause i was welding at the corner of my roof and didn't cover my windshield.

Thanks for your help, I got it.
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Check your insurance policy if the windshield is beat up anyhow. Comprehensive is cheap and usually covers glass breakage at 100% and it doesn't usually effect your premium.
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sorry to steal the thread but does anyone know how to get grinder splader off a windshield i was cuting in my hood vent and had the sparks hit the window and didn't notice till i was done that it was all burned
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Originally Posted by smeltmaster1 View Post
sorry to steal the thread but does anyone know how to get grinder splader off a windshield i was cuting in my hood vent and had the sparks hit the window and didn't notice till i was done that it was all burned
Not going to happen it is the same as welding splatter its is molten/semi molten metal hitting the glass and it actually melts the glass where it lands and melts into the glass so even if you remove the metal the glass is still deformed in that place.
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Originally Posted by EXJAY01 View Post
Not going to happen it is the same as welding splatter its is molten/semi molten metal hitting the glass and it actually melts the glass where it lands and melts into the glass so even if you remove the metal the glass is still deformed in that place.
ok then rock is going in it to get it on insurance lol
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Do it on your home owners ins. cheaper.
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Originally Posted by 91 limited owner View Post
Do it on your home owners ins. cheaper.
can you post up a picture after you put the rock through the winshield?
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