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    Body Shop Overspray ?

    Hi All,

    I recently had my car in the body shop for some paint work, after the work they polished the car. But, when I apply detail spray or even after wash my Micro Fiber goes over the paint rough. What I mean is the towel feels like it's pulling until I get the product up, then it returns . I first thought it was the towel but this is consistent with all my towels. I haven't run the baggie test yet, but it feels like overspray. Does that sound right? If so, should I wash to remove the wax, clay then light compound? Or can I just get the dust off and skipped the wash and go straight to clay..

    Thanks for your help, Ken

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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    Clay should remove the overspray.

    keep it lubricated well with light pressure to avoid marring


    depending on the color/paint hardness you should inspect for marring and follow up with a light polishing session
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebamboo23 View Post
    Clay should remove the overspray.

    keep it lubricated well with light pressure to avoid marring


    depending on the color/paint hardness you should inspect for marring and follow up with a light polishing session
    I agree, good advice.

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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    Yeah, I just did the baggie test and it's there. I'll be claying the whole car, not a bad way to spend a Monday though.


    Thanks

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    Those speedy prep towels are a personal favorite for overspray!

    But like mentioned earlier keep everything lubed and have fun


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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    I had the same thing happen to me. Clay the whole car polish and lsp and good as new.

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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    Thanks all,

    So, my Micro Fiber towels grabbing is because of the overspray, not the towel ?

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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KenVette57 View Post
    Thanks all,

    So, my Micro Fiber towels grabbing is because of the overspray, not the towel ?

    Hi Ken,

    I've typed this so much in my life I guess it's time to write an article on it...


    "The most common place to get overspray on your car is a body shop"


    You can quote me on that.


    Why? Simple... because they spray paint at body shops and not just in the enclosed paint booth.

    Even if they only sprayed paint inside the paint booth overspray is still a problem because,

    A: Airborne sticky particles of fresh paint can travel and land everywhere and anywhere.

    B: Not all shops tape-off and cover-up 100% of the portions of a car NOT being painted. For example if painting a fender, some shops won't tape-off and cover all the other parts of the car like the back wheels, or back of car, etc. Overspray paint is non-selective, it drifts in the air and sticks wherever it lands.

    So...

    "The most common place to get overspray on your car is a body shop"


    See this article, it's also in my how-to book...

    The Baggie Test - How to inspect for above surface bonded contaminants


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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    Since I type up all these write-ups it's easy for me to rememer where there at and then share the blue clickable link. Not sure you can find this feature on any other discussion forum...


    We've had to cool cars here recently that had some bodywork and repainting done to ONLY PARTS OF THE BODY.

    The results were overspray paint on the rest of the car. Now if this is happening to COOL CARS how much more so will it happen to daily drivers?

    My guess is it's the NORM, not the exception to the rule.

    Here you go, read these and then when I say,


    I think you'll believe me...


    1963 Plymouth Fury Drag Race Car - Pictures & Video

    See post #17


    Removing Paint Overspray by Machine at Autogeek's Show Car Garage...






    Here's another recent example of a cool car with paint overspray after having only a portion of the car worked on and then repainted.

    1965 Mustang GT Convertible - Detailer's Paint Coating

    Read the first post and then watch and LISTEN to the embedded YouTube video as you can HEAR the roughness of the paint due to the paint overspray.


    Mechanically Decontaminate Paint
    The car had overspray on all of the body panels and really bad in some areas. To remove the overspray paint we're using Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads, "Medium Grade" on Porter Cable, Griot's and Meguiar's dual action polishers with the Nanoskin Glide for a lube.





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    Re: Body Shop Overspray ?

    Happy to say... both cars came out great!






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