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Discussion in 'Body Work & Detailing' started by 97splorer, October 6, 2002.

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    1. 97splorer

      97splorer Active Member

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      I need to know how to get spraypaint overspray off of my X. My wife was spraying somthing in the garage and now my explorer has a thin coating of spray paint on it. You cant really even see it but you can feel it. I have washed it twice with a high pressure sprayer and I can't get it off. What can I do without hurting the paint job????
       
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      I believe using a clay bar will remove overspray. Head to Autozone or something and look for something called a clay bar system, it should come with a clay bar and lubricant. Then wax the truck after that
       
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      Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
       
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      Some builing painter fools left paint flecks on my X while it was at a repair shop, so the repair shop got it cut-polished at a detail shop, and it removed the flecks easily.
       
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      Another vote for the claybar. I have removed overspray from mine with it and it works great. If you're heading to Autozone, pick up the blue Clay Magic bar.

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      Same here. Use the claybar. Remember to give it a good wax job afterwards.
       
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      buffing will give you a better overall finish when you are done. Swirl marks, fine scratches, etc.... gone. But clay bar will work also. Basicly Clay bar= cheap, easy, good. Buff=not cheap, not real easy, but better final result. 1 step further would be a wet sand/ buff. that will give you a finish that looks brand new but I wouldn't recomend doing it yourself if you haven't done that kinda thing before.
       

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