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Old 05-30-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Goof Off Residue

I had what appeared to be some duct tape adhesive on one of the side windows. The glass was clear other than what was probably left over glue from a sign taped to the glass.

I used Goof Off and got the adhesive off, but now have a cloudly film that I cannot get off with Windex or a foam glass cleaner.

Any suggestions of how to clear up the glass to get the goof off residue completely off?
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:38 AM   #2
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A little auto polish might do the trick.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #3
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0000 steel wool. It won't hurt the glass.
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What you have is probably a mix of the Goof-off and the adhesive. I find that more Goof-off (or Goo-Gone) and a clean rag (cotton or microfiber) will clean up the residue, but it may take multiple passes to get it all. Then use regular a glass cleaner to finish it off.

Industrial grade glass cleaners, e.g. used in auto body shops to remove overspray, will also do the trick. 3M makes one, as does Somac and others. They all have some abrasive in them, which is what you achieve using the #0000 wool or a similar 3M synthetic fiber pad. I like the synthetic pads better, cause there are no steel fibers left behind to rust in odd palces.
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Have you tried WD40.
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Thanks to all, I had already tried a fiber pad used in the kitchen, it did not work but the steel wool did. I went right behind it with a lint free rag.

The goof off obviously is oil based leaving that filmy look on glass. I have have the same look on a car windshield, that is worse at the worst time, like when your vision is impaired by glare or at dusk or in rain. I have been told it often is because of drive through car washes, particularly if you buy the optional wax. It is hard to remove and when I saw how well the steel wool worked on the goof off film, I am thinking steel wool might work on cleaning a film off your windshield as well.
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Why not cut a lemon in half and try that.
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I prefer Goo-gone over Goof-Off because it is less oily and smears less. Goof-Off handles some gunk that standard Goo-gone doesn't, however, and The Goo-Gone Extreme that does everything isn't really any different than Goof-Off.

Anyway, I always try Goo-Gone first and use the stronger stuff only when needed. By the way, I've had both Goof-Off and Goo-Gone Extreme both bleach the color from wallpaper, finished wood, and fabric. Be cautious!
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