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graffiti on the window and paint.

Bad luck, some lowlife went through the neighborhood and shot my car with an acrylic sealer. Could be worse I guess. At least it's clear and mostly on the glass. What are the best ways to proceed? Thanks all.
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Vandalism actually, not graffiti per se.
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Found this in the vicinity. I imagine this is what they used.
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use a non acetone based fingernail polish remover - I have used the stuff whole foods sells but it's expensive.
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Go ask a local bodyshop...will likely get it done in a few minutes. If not, you may get away with something as (relatively) gentle as mineral spirits; if not, a stronger solvent like PrepSol or 3M All Purpose / Wax Remover (auto parts store). Or, from the hardware store, Goof Off. Don't do any of this when the surfaces are hot and/or direct sunlight. Best of luck, John
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I feel your pain. This was my car a few weeks ago.



Careful color sanding with 3000 grit followed by compound and polish. It took a few hours.
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On the glass, just take a razor blade to it. The paint... a decent rubbing compound should take care of it without too much hassle
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I would start with a clay bar and detailing solution and see what that knocks off before you start using rubbing compound on the paint. Then I would go with a nice super high grit wet sand to remove what you can before polishing. Remember to tape off edges and be careful near them. On the glass a razor blade or 0000 steel wool with some detail spray will take it right off. There are sadly a lot of people in the world who have no regard for other people's property.
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You can also try using Goof Off.
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Thanks all. I looked up acrylic removal and it suggested rubbing alcohol so I used a cotton t shirt and got most of it off. Still needs some help but it was pretty mild.



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