Removal of pitch from car windows?

Old 08-16-02, 12:30 PM
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Daughter's car windows have layers of baked on pitch from shade trees, etc. We have tried all sorts of cleaning products to remove it. Nothing works very well including paint thinner. Any advice, PLEASE.
Old 08-16-02, 12:35 PM
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I would try specialized adhesive removers like Goof Off, Goo Gone, etc available at hardware and home centers. Might also try some WD-40.
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Bug and tar remover should work well. Then clean the windows with vinegar and newspapers and then Windex and towels.

Should be fine.
Old 08-16-02, 08:39 PM
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A straight razor works well, just be careful not to scratch the glass.
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Sometimes just plain water and some scrubbing will break the spots off. Some solvents, like alcohol in windshield washer, dissolve the sap a little and smear it into a sticky mess. Try water and scrubbing first.
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Remove pitch off cars

I just tried some Windex, and I was amazed at how simply and safely it cleaned the paint off. Just like the Big Fat Greek Wedding!
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Hmmm......hopefully the OP has fixed the issue since this was 6 years ago.....

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