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post #1 of 8 Old 06-03-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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How to clean/remove this? (rust and some other stain)

Any recommendations or tips on how to get the rust off of my TJ and some run-off, off of my back window? I tried CLR, bleach and various other cleaners. Thanks





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post #2 of 8 Old 06-03-2013, 07:33 PM
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The rust may have etched the glass . The body will cleanup with rubbing compound on a rag or with a buffer/polisher. Take it easy doing it to prevent more damage. Was there some kind of rack on the roof?

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Ok cool, thanks. I'm not too sure, I just picked the jeep up and want to take care of all these little cosmetic issues right away. Any brand recommendations for the rust rubbing compound?
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-04-2013, 02:01 AM
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Just rubbing compound. Not rust rubbing compound. Turtle wax makes a cheap one.

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-04-2013, 01:33 PM
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Try some 4/0 steel wool on the glass. Usually that will clean that kind of stuff off if it has not eaten into it.

Try to stay right on the bad spots with the compound, or you can cut through the paint on each side before the heavy stuff is gone. Probably not going to get it all.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-04-2013, 04:07 PM
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For the glass BEFORE you try any kind of abrasive material....use Laquer Thinner...be carefull not to get any on any painted area..it can eat paint...
If the laquer thinner doesn't work,it's etched into the glass,buy an automotive glass polishing kit,they can rid fine scratches in auto glass and polish it like new.
If you use anything even the slightest abrasive on glass,it'll need polished

A good rubbing compound should work on the paint,after its gone,use a polish to renew the clear coat shine.
I've also had some good luck with Goof Off stain remover for rust stains on paint

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-04-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I bought some turtle wax rubbing compound and will see how it works. I am selling the hardtop, so maybe I'll just leave the glass and let the new owner deal with it. Give him a little discount or something.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-04-2013, 05:47 PM
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4/0 fine steel wool will not scratch glass (will eat plastic though). Body shops use it all the time to remove overspray from glass. Works well for the pesky baked on bugs before you Rain-X it for winter as well just use soapy water of glass cleaner.
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