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scrape off

To remove something (from some surface) with or as with the vigorous scrubbing of a rough, sharp, or hard-edged instrument. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrape" and "off." He used a putty knife to scrape off the old paint from the wall. Stop scraping your scabs off or you'll end up with a scar! I had to use my fingers to scrape the mud off my windshield.
See also: off, scrape

scrape something off (of) someone or something

 and scrape something off
to rub or stroke something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I sat down and scraped the caked mud off of me. It was everywhere! Jake scraped off the rust.
See also: off, scrape
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For dried paint, I use a piece of wood with a sharp edge to scrape it off. It's a good idea to use a material that is softer than the one you are scraping.
Do you know of any acid I can buy to soften the plastic sufficiently so I can scrape it off or do you have any other ideas?
Then carefully scrape it off and remove the white residue with a wet sponge.
Just make sure that the paint is completely dry before trying to scrape it off because otherwise you'll create a sticky mess.
And they scrape it off and they begin to steer and they say, "Have a nice day." And we're at war.
If you spot paint buildup, scrape it off and lube the latch with a light oil.
Everyone pointed at my rear as I tried to scrape it off. It was still stuck, and I had to walk around all day with green stuff on my butt.
Sometimes it doesn't dry the way I want it, and I have to scrape it off and start over, but I never wait - if it's time to paint it's time to paint - so I get some really mucky moments, where the colors slide together into this Ryderesque morass.
Ensure the paint is completely dry before trying to scrape it off, as you'll just create a sticky mess.
I'd rather allow paint on the glass, then scrape it off with a razor blade.
You simply apply the masking formula to the glass with a pad applicator, then after painting, scrape it off with a dull blade (included).
You could scrape it off and use silicon remover, then re-seal - but it's a rubbish job and really time consuming too.
Theory 1: Slop paint on the glass, let it dry and then scrape it off later with a razor knife.