Removing overspray


#1

I have a base-clear paint job that came out incredible. While painting an area inside the car (its a stripped shell and the color didn’t get far enough inside the back window to cover areas trim wont reach) I have gotten some very light overspray on odd parts of the car (none close to where I was painting - ?!). You cant see it but can feel it. Since the paint is relatively fresh (10 days or so old), should I let it sit for another couple weeks to cure before touching it or can I use something like a clay bar to remove it? What product in particular (brand/grit/etc) would you fellas suggest?

Thanks in advance.


#2

clay bar for overspray removal. Local paint store should have it.


#3

What about that 3m adhesive remover stuff will that work for over spray? It says you can use it on cured oem paint and vinyl and glass too. I had forgot to take a seem on my girls windshield or thought it was overlapped enough I didn’t take it and had got clear coat over most of the windshield. I have clay bar too so thinking I will try that first.


#4

If it’s just on the glass, use glass cleaner and a razor blade or glass cleaner and 000 steel wool (keep it wet!). If it’s on the paint, use a clay bar and some form of liquid, either a soap mix or detail spray, these solutions have a suspension quality that keeps the debris off the paint while you’re cleaning it. Clay bar will work for the rubber parts too, belt moldings, windshield moldings and mirrors. Good luck!!


#5

The clay bar worked ok but you could still feel it. What wound up working was some McGuires cleaner wax. When the car is re-assembled, I’ll hit it again with that and a mild polish. Thanks fellas.