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Old 06-11-2001, 05:41 AM   #1
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Post Paint Splatters on my car

Yesterday, I saw a squashed one gallon paint can and white paint on the road. I thought I had avoided all of it, but when I got home I noticed that there was a lot of little spots of white paint on the front right wheel / tire, plastic and on the paint on the front right fender and drivers door. Any ideas on the best way to take this stuff off with out damaging anything?
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Old 06-11-2001, 06:36 AM   #2
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usually the best thing is try to get it off ASAP by using a little denatured alcohol and then washing and then waxing the area immediately after. This should work, some people might have a better suggestion...

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Old 06-11-2001, 09:09 AM   #3
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i removed paint overspray off my last car using detail clay...

i guess it depends on HOW much and HOW badly you got splattered...

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Old 06-11-2001, 09:28 AM   #4
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I would guess that there are several hundred little spots and a few bigger blobs. I am going to try clay tonight after work. Thanks
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Old 06-11-2001, 10:18 AM   #5
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Get a good clay bar. It may take a while, but is completely harless and will do the trick. Don't use cheap clay bars (they aren't even real clay) like Mothers, spend the extra $ on a quality one.
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Old 06-11-2001, 10:35 AM   #6
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I have my trusty Griots clay bar. I think I am set for a entire evenings entertainment.
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Old 06-11-2001, 05:29 PM   #7
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The clay bar removed most of the spots on the paint and I was able to get the rest off with my fingernail. I am still having problems with the plastic rocker cover. The fingernail method is working, but I am about down to the nub on both hands. I tried the clay on the plastic without success. Any ideas.
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Old 06-11-2001, 07:43 PM   #8
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bobg,

I had something similar happen. On a drive home from work one day, they wonderful state of NY decided to paint new lines on the road. No signs saying wet paint, nothing. Needless to say, I got a ton of white paint on the side of my car. I too used my finger nails and denatured alcohol till I was down to nubs. I then resorted to one of those soft plastic putty applicators. It worked great and left only slight scratches that I removed with superfine rubbing compound. Hope this helps.

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