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Old 03-17-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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over spray clean up help

I never really cared about some over spray until i started fixing up the jeep recently. Some from a quick flare painting and bumper touch up with the rattle can.

What can i use to remove or clean up a little? What's safe? What works? Any techniques i should use?

Thank you for your ideas and help.

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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If your jeep has the factory paint job, there is (or should be) a clearcoat/topcoat over it. So try using a cloth and WD40, it should clean off the overspray without damaging that topcoat. I use that all the time to remove vinyl decals, bumperstickers, etc. from vehicles when I have to do a lettering job for my graphic shop. WD40 is non-aggressive, not a solvent, but it is great for getting rid of stuff 'stuck' onto a paint job. Even pine pitch...
so give it a try!

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #3
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Yes it still has the factory paint on it. I'll give the WD40 a shot. Rumour is it has a million uses. : )
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #4
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I gave wd40 a shot without much luck. It helped slightly, but there is still a lot left. Kicking myself dortmu caring when i painted the first time.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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Mineral spirits, try it in an inconspicuous place first to make sure it doesn't take your factory paint off.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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They make a clay bar ,reusable .automotive paint stores carry it. just rub ,works great Paint Cleaning Clay - Griot's Garage
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #9
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gas or some rubbing alcohol should work
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #10
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Acetone will work, but it can damage the clear....
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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Make sure u use some kind of slightly lubricated solution for the clay bar if u use it.. works good
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:31 PM   #12
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I got Raptor on my paint last week due to wind and acetone will work but it's scary to use so only use it on heavy areas and be prepared to buff the hell out of that area afterwards. I used a clay bar on the majority of the overspray.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #13
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rubbing compound and a buffer-gently?? has worked for me but think it depends on how long the overspray has cured.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #14
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mothers heavy duty rubbing conpound!! and a buffer with a wool pad or a micro fiber towl. i work at a body shop and deal with over spray daily. both will work. the towl just takes more effort.
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clay x3, works wonders on overspray... razorblade for overspray on glass.

oh, and next time... use more tape
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #17
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you can use paint reducer but wipe on and off do not allow it to sit long as it can melt in /also removes decal goo

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