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Old 07-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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how to remove paint overspray?

I was out of town several weeks ago and they decided to paint a house right where my car was parked and when I got back I did notice plastic wrapped around my car now the question is how do I get these little spots off the windows??
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Maybe Steel Wool.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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Ya I was just reading claybar, heard either use water or spray detailed on the car, not sure which is best
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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Overspray on the windows - use a single edged razor blade at a low angle.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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Take it to a good body shop so you don't screw up your windows.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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Take it to a good body shop so you don't screw up your windows.
Body shops can be pretty careless.

OP - start with claybar & QD. If that doesn't take care of it you can try a single edge razor or #000 steel wool
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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#000 or #0000 steel wool + a lil dab of car wash soap. hold the pad with 3 fingers, using your pinky & thumb as a guide to protect from damaging any moldings that may surround the glass. you can also mask off the moldings & trim with some tape before doing this.
clay would work as well as long as the overspray is fine. if its dots, go for the #000 or #0000 steel wool.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:40 PM   #10
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Thanks fellas, I'll start with the claybar and report back
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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The latest buzz is this...
http://detailersdomain.com/NanoSkin-...Kit_p_696.html

Never tried it myself. Supposed to be just as good as clay but faster.

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Old 07-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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Wow, I'm surprised no one has said this yet!
Just use some mineral terpentine on a cloth, it will come off in no time!
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #13
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The latest buzz is this...
http://detailersdomain.com/NanoSkin-...Kit_p_696.html

Never tried it myself. Supposed to be just as good as clay but faster.

Good luck.
See this article for info / How-To: “Nanoskin Surface Prep Towel” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...rep-towel.html
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #14
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nail polish remover... works great with scuffs on the actual body. its gentle enough not to harm paint.

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#000 or #0000 steel wool + a lil dab of car wash soap. hold the pad with 3 fingers, using your pinky & thumb as a guide to protect from damaging any moldings that may surround the glass. you can also mask off the moldings & trim with some tape before doing this.
clay would work as well as long as the overspray is fine. if its dots, go for the #000 or #0000 steel wool.
This...
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Thanks fellas, I'll start with the claybar and report back
where is the report???
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Just use a razor blade if it's on the windows it won't scratch I swear I've had that problem many times because I worked at a body shop
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:52 AM   #18
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where is the report???
It's been hot here and I've been lazy but I just sold my e39 this week so I decided to get the lex a detail instead...
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oh I see. cool
for the record, use Clay Magic clay bar
you can buy it for 40 bucks and you will not regret it!
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #20
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Thanks, noted
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