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12-26-2005, 08:29 AM
I have an 02 chevrolet truck in the garage that had some frame work done.While in the other (hack) shop someone painted in the area and it has overspray all over it.Now i have to remove it first,then inspect and repair the truck(ran through a fence).Anything work short of hand rubbing it out? laquer thinner?.The truck has 12k miles on it,and its the original paint.:mad:
12-26-2005, 09:11 AM
I'd try lacquer thinner first, the longer you wait the more difficult its going to be to get that paint off.
The best thing I've found for overspray is clay. You apply a little lubricant and rub the clay on any surface with overspray on it and you'll pull the overspray right off the surface. Lacquer thinner can damage or at least dull the paint and can cause stains in rubber or plastic parts.
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12-26-2005, 01:03 PM
I like using the clay. I mix simple green and water for my lubricant. I seems to last longer on the surface than other lubricants that I have tried. One drawback is that the clay piece only lasts for one vehicle.
12-26-2005, 01:35 PM
I use clay all the time. Wash the car, rinse, leave it wet. Use about a tablespoon of dish washing soap in a quart spray bottle - too much soap and your clay will break down in one vehicle - too little, the bar collects to much dirt. Spray an area with the soap mixture, rub the over-spray off with the clay till the surface feels smooth, rinse and move on.
You may have to use a very fine polish afterward to get the last little bit of over-spray off and to take out whatever scratches the clay may have put in, and of course you'll need wax, but you should have no trouble.
Dennis N. Schmidt
12-27-2005, 09:59 PM
I agree, clay's the nuts. Robert's just about perfect with the amount of soap to use. I prefer Dawn dishwashing soap to just about anything. It's what I also use for wet sanding. Don't know why Dawn is so good but it really is. It cleans my dishes better than any other soap that I've tried. Just good stuff.
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