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Old 07-04-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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We were painting our house this weekend with one of those power painter deals and somehow overspray got on the front of my car all the way across the yard . Now there are tiny brown dots all over the front of my car, they make the paint feel terrible, like primer almost. What would be the best way to take it off without hurtin my clearcoat?
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You can try clay bar. This is supposed to remove automotive paint overspray so I suspect it will work with house paint as well. You'll need to give the car a good wax afterwards.
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An important question would be whether the paint is latex (water base) or oil base. Latex is a lot easier to remove then oil base paints. Check the can and it will tell you the type of paint you used.
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An important question would be whether the paint is latex (water base) or oil base. Latex is a lot easier to remove then oil base paints. Check the can and it will tell you the type of paint you used.
It'* latex.

How much do the claybars cost? I'm kinda pressed for cash right now. Would there be any negative effects of the paint staying on the car for a while?
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The Mothers claybar kit is less than $15.
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How much do the claybars cost? I'm kinda pressed for cash right now. Would there be any negative effects of the paint staying on the car for a while?
As with anything, the longer something is left on the paint the more difficult it can be to remove. It'* always best to get if fresh.
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krud kutter works too. it'* a water based latex paint remover, kind of like goof off. I washed down the front end and passenger side of an acura suv (brand new and black) because of paint over spray. It did not hurt the finish at all. Plus it was a lot easier then clay baring it.
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Clay bar will only really get fine deposits off, it'* not meant to pull bigger dots, etc of sap, paint, etc.

Bug/Tar remover, elbow grease, and a good bug sponge can do the trick... Maybe nails if you have them
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I never could keep latex paint on my last house, maybe it won't stick to the car for too long

Have you tried WD-40 yet? Was the car dirty? maybe the paint won't be adhered too well if the car was dusty?
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Clay bar will only really get fine deposits off, it'* not meant to pull bigger dots, etc of sap, paint, etc.

Bug/Tar remover, elbow grease, and a good bug sponge can do the trick... Maybe nails if you have them
Not sure what you're using, but Meguiar'* Quik Clay specifically says " Safely removes bonded contaminants such as Tree Sap Mist, Paint Overspray, Road Contaminants, Airborne Salts". I have a huge tree sap problem and this stuff made my paint feel as smooth as glass.
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