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Old 03-02-2001, 10:06 AM   #1
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Post Overspray on my car.. What to do to get it off?

I just got my car painted. I noticed a little bit of overspray on my passanger door and window. Is there anything to take this off without taking off the paint. It is really thin hardly noticable, but the texture on my car's paint is a little different on certain spots because of it. This should be something the body shop should've taken care of right?

Any info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-02-2001, 10:23 AM   #2
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detail clay will remove overspray...

get some... i got yellow overspray off my GT w/out hurting the paint.. it's awesome stuff.

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Old 03-02-2001, 10:30 AM   #3
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Try Clay magic, or any of the other clay products. Ive taken overspray off many times with this product. Your car will feel silky smooth after this treatment, and it wont hurt your paint.

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Old 03-02-2001, 10:58 AM   #4
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Do NOT buy the McGuire's Clay Bar & Detail kit. I bought one because I couldn't find better stuff and the clay came off ALL OVER THE CAR and it took me about an hour to scrape the clay off. The detail spray didn't do crap either.

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Old 03-02-2001, 11:28 AM   #5
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The bodyshop oversprayed my car horribly and they buffed it off!! Scratches everywhere so I spent a long time claying it and 90% of the damage was fixed. I'm impressed with the stuff. I got a huge ball of the professional Meguires stuff and it worked perfect.
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Old 03-02-2001, 11:54 AM   #6
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I had some overspray on my trunk (in September) when my rear bumper was repainted. Would it be way to late to do anything? Any feedback is appreciated.

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Old 03-02-2001, 04:15 PM   #7
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i am a detailer for a local body shop that i work at and i do this stuff all the time..use rubbing compound on a rag and rub then after gone put wax on and remove it all gone thxs greg
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Old 03-02-2001, 04:41 PM   #8

I'm a commercial painter and I have oversprayed a few cars myself and had to clean them...oops!

Depending on where the overspray is, do like the Grid says, rubbing compound is best but not on the areas that were freshly painted. On windows, just take a razor blade and scrape it off. Won't even leave a mark on your windows.

I'd go back to the body shop and have them do the rubbing compound for you.
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Old 03-03-2001, 08:44 AM   #9
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The best thing I have found to work on overspray is clay. Weather from Mothers, Meguires, Clay Magic or whoever... the stuff works. When you use it make sure to use alot of the detail spray as it acts as a lubricant. If you don't the clay will stick to the finish and make a horriable mess... as was mentioned earlier in the post. I personally use it twice a year... Spring to get rid of all the winter road crap and Fall to clean everything for the last wax before Spring. I won't use the same clay bar for more than a year because it tends to get dirt and such stuck in it and scratches the finish. They you're out there with compound trying to get scratches out. 3M's imperial hand glaze is an excellent fine cut compund if you chose to go that route... though I haven't had much success with overspray. The only other suggestion I could say is a machine glaze applied with a low speed buffer. I don't reccomend this with anyone who has never used a buffer. I've seen too many burnt finishes from buffers... dents too from banging into the car when the buffer gets outta control. Those are my thoughts, not yours. Just my .02
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Old 03-03-2001, 03:55 PM   #10
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Thanks for the advice. I think that I will go out tonight and buy some detailing clay. I got a couple of razors ready for the window.

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