Remove Paint Overspray

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Old 04-19-07, 06:06 AM
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Remove Paint Overspray

Can anyone help me??? I need some advice as to removing paint overspray from plastic trim that has a chrome finish. Some paint is on the headlight lens as well. If anyone knows of any products, techniques or books on the subject I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!!!
 
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Old 04-19-07, 06:50 AM
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Cool paint overspray

I know brake fluid will remove paint.
 
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What type of paint is the overspray?
 
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Old 04-19-07, 07:03 AM
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Automotive paint from a touh-up job done prior to my purchasing the vehicle. If it matters it is a Chrysler Pacifica/ Silver paint. I really don't want to marr or haze the psudochrome surface or the clear plastic surface.
 

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Old 04-19-07, 08:48 AM
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I have heard, but never tried, this is one of the magics of WD-40. Spray it on the overspray or saturate a cloth and lay it on the paint, let it set overnite and then wipe the overspray off. Don't know it it works but is certainly worth the try. Let us know what happens. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 04-19-07, 08:49 AM
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I've had good luck removing overspray with the clay detailing bars
I use Mother's, but there are many on the market
They usually need a detailing spray to be used in conjunction with them, read the instructions

Admittedly I don't recall using it on plastic, but it tends to work well on fresh overspray on paint/clearcoat
Well enough that I'd give it a shot on the plastic
 
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Old 04-19-07, 06:13 PM
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I have heard the lacquer thinner can be used to remove overspray and it will not damage clearcoat if you wipe it off immediately. I don't know about plastic though.
 
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Old 04-22-07, 05:54 AM
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Going to try the WD-40. Seems to be the least caustic of substances. We'll see how it goes!!! Thanks to all for your help.
 
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Old 04-22-07, 03:32 PM
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let us know if it works
 
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