Protecting Painted Surfaces
When pulling glass at a salvage yard or removing
glass at a body shop with the intent of
refinishing the area around the glass, there’s
no need to be concerned about getting the
painted metal surface too hot thereby damaging
or discoloring the paint.
If perhaps you need to protect the painted
surface from damage or discoloration due to
excessive heat, you may use a heat barrier gel
called Cold Shield Thermal
Having sprayed the thermal gel on the painted
surface next to the edge of the glass, as long
as you see wet gel on the painted surface,
you’ll know there is sufficient heat protection
on the painted surface as the Glass Blaster
attachment head is moved around the glass.
If perhaps it dries out before the glass is
released, simply spray more gel on the area.
In order to protect painted surfaces from
damage, always leverage glass from the inside
using an L-wedge. When the painted surface
becomes heated, leveraging from the outside can
nick and damage the hot painted surface since
the paint is softened.
Leveraging from the inside eliminates the risk
of damaging painted surfaces.