How to Remove Melted Plastic or Nylon from a Glass Surface
Plastic Melted to the Glass
The nylon melted
What do you do when you need to get plastic off of glass
It's been a while, but I once melted plastic utensils on a stove surface and needed to get the plastic off without damaging the surface. This weekend, our daughter put her coat up against an indoor fireplace with a glass door to warm it up. In seconds the nylon had melted and adhered to the glass front of the fireplace. Ugh. Not only was the jacket ruined, we need to get the plastic removed from the glass door (it's not our house).
Razor Blade and WD 40 will get plastic off of glass
A quick trip to the store for supplies
We were out of town, so we headed to the local grocery store to pick up supplies to clean the plastic off the glass surface.
- Razor blades with a handle to do the scraping
- WD40 acts as a loosening lubricant
Spray with WD40 and then scrapeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Doing the scraping
WD40 is flamable, so if you are doing it on a stove or fireplace glass, make sure the flames are out. Second, razor blades are incredibly sharp and it takes a bit of force to widdle away the the plastic from the glass, so be sure to push away from your body and to be careful.
Start by spraying the plastic with WD 40 and then use the razor blade to scrape it away in small pieces. Once finished scraping either vacuum up or sweep up the shaved plastic pieces and throw them away.
Clean the glass at the end
Clean the glass
Using a bit of windex or other type of glass cleaner, clean the window once all the plastic has been chipped off. The windex with a towel will cut through the remaining WD 40 and make the window look nice and clean.
The good news is if you ever find yourself in this situation, no need to panic, just get the right tools and clean it up. In this case, the fireplace glass looks as good as new, too bad there isn't as easy of a solution to repair the melted liner of the jacket.
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Questions & Answers
Won’t the razor scratch the glass when removing plastic or nylon from the surface?
So, you must be careful, but in my experience, the blade when pressured evenly on the glass didn’t do damage. I didn’t notice any scratches, but test on a small spot first.Helpful 2
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