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Old 07-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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I got this car used, and apparently the guy before me decided to smoke the tail lights with the rust-oleum spray...thats not really a problem, I want to re-do it better so I would like advice on that, but my main concern is:

They didnt think to take the housings OFF the body, spraying them while on the car, leaving spray paint all over the body. Do you think I may be able to get rid of this by hand, or will it need to be agressively handled by sand paper/rotary?

Mind you, I have used a claybar on it, obviously didnt do anything. I also tried meg's UC by hand and that didnt do anything, at least noticeable...so IDK...ideas/suggestions?

I do want to get a nice DA for my car. I have a dewalt 11k RPM angle grinder a buddy had modified with a speed selector all the way down to 1k RPM, I was thinking about trying that out with an attachment as a rotary, but obviously I am VERY scared and hesitant of using that just yet.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:43 AM   #2
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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First off, what an idiot! Who doesn't remove them or at least tape before painting?

I wouldn't recommend tackling your paint with a rotary. I would invest in a DA. What type of clay did you use? Meguiars makes an aggressive clay which may work a little better. You could also try using the clay with a cleanse all product. Do a Google search for DP Cleanse All. I sometimes will use old clay with that too remove extremely stubborn stuff as it will deteriorate your clay very fast.

Do you have any pictures? Megs UC by hand probably won't do much of anything except take out very minor imperfections. You could try Megs 105 by hand but again, it probably won't do much and will leave your paint dull compared to finishing it with Megs 205 or another polish.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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Lol, he did tape it...I can see the Sharp lines where the tape was...hahaha...

I used just some clay from autozone, I forgot if it was megs or mothers...

And yeah, I haven't been able to get anything to work. I'm almost considering using a VERY soft wet sand-paper and doing that, then following with a compounding/polish/wax...

I wanna get a nice da, ASAP! But dint have the money yet and also, its right on the curve of the bumper, so that makes me believe this may be a little tricky to work with...
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Very fine sandpaper followed up with a compound and polish will do the trick.
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