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    Paint dust/overspray removal question

    So apparently while I was at work a couple days ago my dad decided he would sand and repaint the man-doors on his shop 10 feet from where I had my T/A parked. So now I have either paint dust or overspray on it and I'm not sure what the best way to get it off is. I took it through a high-pressure touchless car wash and well it didn't touch it. However, it comes off if I wipe it with my finger so it hasnt actually adhered to my paint. Basically I need suggestions on what will remove the dust/overspray from people that know more than me. Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    So apparently while I was at work a couple days ago my dad decided he would sand and repaint the man-doors on his shop 10 feet from where I had my T/A parked. So now I have either paint dust or overspray on it and I'm not sure what the best way to get it off is. I took it through a high-pressure touchless car wash and well it didn't touch it. However, it comes off if I wipe it with my finger so it hasnt actually adhered to my paint. Basically I need suggestions on what will remove the dust/overspray from people that know more than me. Thanks for any help.
    I don't know if I know more than the next guy. But if it comes off with your finger, sounds like the polish you use is doing it's job. Might try a presure washer.. Latex, (if that's what it is) should'nt stick too bad and may just wash off. You could try a bucket wash and repolish if the soap and water removes it.. Maybe try testing with a soapy rag in a small spot.. Hope this helps good luck...
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    claybar should take care of it.

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    Claybar then rewax, glase or seal it depending on your preference. A good cleaner was helps after claybar for extra residue. If there are anything left then you need to find a friend with a buffer.

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    Claybar...

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    Will I be alright doing just the claybar or should I hand wash it first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    Will I be alright doing just the claybar or should I hand wash it first?
    Yeah, wash it. Overspray is bad as it is, let alone adding dust/dirt to the mix...

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    Thanks for the help. Ill wash and claybar it this weekend. Hopefully it all comes off...

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    wash, claybar, and wax. If their is still some left go to a proffecional detailer and have them buff it out with a rotarty and light cut rubbing compound, swirl remover, and then wax or seal. I got resd overspraypainting brand new blue z06 sway bars the owner wanted red and i didn't have my new shop yet so painted it in my garage with red caliper srpay since he wanted it to match them. Opened the garage too soo. annd overspray. I clay barred 3m rubbing compound wool pad was red, swirl remover, and a coat of sealant to proptect it since I took the wax off buffing it

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    Had to wash it twice(technically 3 times) and then claybar it but it all finally came off. Pretty sure I ruined the claybar but oh well the T/A looks sexy again. It still needs a complete detail for me to be completely satisfied. Thanks for all the help guys. Picture is pre-waxing
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    Looks good but I'sd take it and get a good ext detail to get ride of any minor swirls or marks from the clay bar and over spray and a good coat of sealant because of the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    Had to wash it twice(technically 3 times) and then claybar it but it all finally came off. Pretty sure I ruined the claybar but oh well the T/A looks sexy again. It still needs a complete detail for me to be completely satisfied. Thanks for all the help guys. Picture is pre-waxing
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    Thanks for the compliments.

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    You really don't want to use that clay bar again, I would go ahead and disguard it so consider it ruin. I usually use one claybar for an entire car (for a mild car). If it's just spot claying, you can make it last multiple.

    So if it looks shot and feel sharp shit in the clay when squeeze, throw it out and don't use it again.

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    Its already in the garbage. Thanks for the input tho.

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    I know a guy who used one for some time, just one. Scratched his car up really bad, just hate to see it done again.

    He would clay, then wax every month... He had a Scion TC.

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