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How do I remove old dried glue from my windshield. The former owner had taped a For Sale sign to the windshield. The windshield is cloudy and I will have to clean it. I am planning on using a headlight polishing restore kit. Any ideas Thanks Fred
 

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If it is primarily glue and bits of masking or cellophane tape, try using some regular car paste wax. I had to do what you are doing many years ago. Paste wax was the least offensive to the plastic and it worked well.
 
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86 Gold Wing 1200 I and I believe it is original windshield
I had an '85, it's OEM windshield was pealing in splotches in 1995. How thick is your's and does it have the black lower part. Many aftermarket windshields were 3/16" thick, made of stiffer plexiglass, and non coated. The OEM is thinner, flexes, and was coated. I would not hesitate to use WD-40 or GooGone.
 

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I had an '85, it's OEM windshield was pealing in splotches in 1995. How thick is your's and does it have the black lower part. Many aftermarket windshields were 3/16" thick, made of stiffer plexiglass, and non coated. The OEM is thinner, flexes, and was coated. I would not hesitate to use WD-40 or GooGone.
It is thick with side wind deflectors. No black at bottom. I have used WD 40 before Just didn't know if it was safe on this windshield Thanks
 

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It is thick with side wind deflectors. No black at bottom. I have used WD 40 before Just didn't know if it was safe on this windshield Thanks
Sounds like a non coated plexiglass or acrylic with the OEM side deflectors added back. OEM was black silk screened at bottom.
 

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It is thick with side wind deflectors. No black at bottom. I have used WD 40 before Just didn't know if it was safe on this windshield Thanks
It is safe. It does nothing except lubricate the surface as you wipe thus preventing smearing as layers of adhesive can not re-adhere to the surface.
 

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I haven’t used it on plastic windscreens, but my first goto solution for removing glue is vegetable oil. I just smear on some olive oil for maybee 20-30 minutes, and then wash/rub off.
 

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I haven’t used it on plastic windscreens, but my first goto solution for removing glue is vegetable oil. I just smear on some olive oil for maybee 20-30 minutes, and then wash/rub off.
I will give that a try. The glue is so old and dry that WD 40 hasn't helped much Thanks
 

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Peanut butter. Not the chunky style though. Put is on and let it sit for a while. About the same as vegetable oil.
 

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