Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Buena Vista, Colorado, USA
Re: How do I remove highway paint overspray from windshield (and everything else)?
You've all been terrific with the help. I really appreciate how many ideas I received in a very short time. I love this joint.
I tried the WD40, paint thinner (only on the body), McGuires detailer, & my now sorry looking thumbnails. Results: nadda - zero - uh-uh. (I did find out that indeed it does have the reflective paint mixed into the beads. That's something, I guess.)
Sooooo, I wrote Colorado DOT and the Governor's Advocacy office, sending them picture attachments of my bikes new polka-dot yellow design. I received an email answer within 10 minutes and a phone call just now, about two hours after the email. The CDOT manager who called said it being Sunday, it was most likely one of their sub-contractors, and that he would find out and follow up.
When I asked why this paint was so hard to get off he said that it was "most likely an EPOXY" paint that they now use in some areas! He said, yes, it would be extremely hard to remove. So I guess that means new windshield and maybe a paint job?
Why me, Lord? I've been a good boy (mostly).
At least it sounded like CDOT was not ducking their responsibility in it.
I'll let you know how it all turns out.