I have an article for that... How To Remove Paint Transfer
Paint Transfer is a term used to describe when the paint off of some other object is transferred onto you car's finish usually by some kind of accident.
My friend Rob is a Fitness Instructor at the gym I work out at and someone, somehow sideswiped his 2006 Ford Mustang GT and in so doing took off is side mirror and transferred some white paint onto his car's finish along with instilling some marring and scratches. Luckily the damage wasn't worse!
Here's how you can remove paint transfer by hand using a light paint cleaner. For this example I'll use Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion
Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion non-abrasive, it is designed to safely take off old wax, embedded road grime and pollution that washing will not remove. It prepares the surface for waxing by creating a clean, smooth, highly-reflective surface.
This is a very mild polish and because it's non-abrasive I'm going to apply and work it with a microfiber applicator pad, in this situation were using the nap of the microfiber as our abrasive along with the lubrication and cleaning ability of Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion to gently remove the offending paint.
If you find Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion is not aggressive enough, you can use XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover #4 Polishing Compound
. This is very aggressive rubbing compound and after using it you will need to follow it with a less aggressive product. Place a small amount of Paintwork Cleansing Lotion onto the face of your applicator pad...
Next work the polish and applicator against the transferred paint putting a little passion behind the pad
but don't push too hard or you could instill fingermarks
just from the concentrated pressure from your fingertips...
After working the product for about a minute, stop and inspect to check your progress.. You can see most of the paint transfer has been removed but not 100% of it. Sometimes you many need to repeat the process a few times to completely remove the paint transfer.
After you've successfully removed the paint transfer you can apply a protective coat of wax or paint sealant or like I've done here, machine polished the paint and then machine waxed the paint. Looks as good as new and now Rob's going to have the mirror replaced. Thanks Rob for bringing your car to Autogeek's Show Car Garage! Products Used Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion Cobra Indigo Microfiber Polishing Cloth Cobra Microfiber Applicator Pads Pinnacle Liquid Souveran Car Wax Further Resources How to use a hand applied abrasive polish or paint cleaner by hand Paint Cleaners at Autogeek.net Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer 3M Scratch Remover Dodo Juice Lime Prime Lite Cleaner Glaze Dodo Juice Lime Prime Pre-Wax Cleanser Polish Duragloss PreCleaner 1Z Einszett Paint Polish Four Star Ultimate PreWax Cleanser Griot's Garage Fine Hand Polish Liquid Glass Pre-Cleaner Meguiars SCRATCH X 2.0 Meguiars SwirlX Swirl Remover Mothers California Gold Pre-Wax Cleaner Mothers California Gold Scratch Remover P21S Gloss Enhancing Paintwork Cleanser Poorboy's World Professional Polish SONAX Premium Class Paint Cleaner SONAX Paint Cleaner