We just moved into a new home. Our exterior windows have a misting of
what would appear to be lacquer sprayed on the outsides of them. Most
likely when the painters were staining and finishing the woodwork with
the windows open in the house.
What would be the best method for removing this residue?
I sure hope you are right. We have just been applying some Blok
Guard/ Graffiti sealer on some split face block at work. One guy
wore sun glasses another had on regular glasses. We tried every
solvent known to man and 3M scrub pads of different aggressiveness
to clean their glasses. Nothing would remove it. Broke the glass
in the regular vision glasses trying, tossed the sun glasses. The
product is made by Prosoco and the MSDS says it is paint thinner
and 1,2,4-Trimethyl Benzene, neither of which is particularly
harmful to humans; but, boy howdy, does it ever stick to stuff.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
There are two ways. You can use something like a razor blade to scrap
it off, or a solvent to clean it off. You need to know what it is to know
what solvent might work. Lacquer thinner works with lacquer.
Please take precautions if you are using something as
flammable(explosive!!!) as lacquer thinner or acetone. I've
responded to two explosions that blew the wall out of an
apartment and out of a house where a crew washed a wall with
a rag soaked with acetone. The gas water heater ignited the
house and the gas stove pilot ignited the apartment. The
vapor is really dangerous, two died from the percussion in
the apartment. The folks in the house had no hair left but
Very small quantity at a time with lots of air flow and no
-larry / dallas
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