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    Paint Issue

    Hi Guys/Girls,

    Went out to my A3 earlier and it looks like someone has walked past my car holding a wet paint brush and it has left all these white specs of paint on my wing and bonnet.

    Now is there anyway I can remove this, some type of polish or something or will it have to be a respray. If so it looks like my 8P2 front end will be coming sooner rather than later.

    Here is a quick pic of it:

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    Is it paint? cant quite make it out on the pic!

    Hopefully someone from detailing will help you, N8 may know!


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    a good clay bar might do the trick .or pm N8 and he could sort it out for you im sure

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    Like stated before mate. Try a clay bar on it first. Looks like paint flick to me ....was there anyone painting a house or windows near by?
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    Thanks for the info I will give N8 a PM
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    Get a machine polisher and some cutting compound, that will get it all off...just be careful on the edges of panels!

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    As already mentioned I would use a clay bar before trying to machine polish it as the polishing pad may make matters worse if the car hasn't been clayed first.
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    firstly try the clay bar, and blade the ones that wont come off followed by a hand polish with a cutting compound


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    I've never used a clay bar, so I don't know how good they are but I had paint on a car that I bought a few years ago and some cutting compound done the job perfectly.

    I used a razor for bigger bits and some acetone (like nail varnish remover, nick some from your bird lol) sometimes works. Or try petrol.

    If your really lucky and its a water based paint it might just wash off.

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    i would avoid acetone or any derrivative of thinner at all costs tbh


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    Acetone might dull the paint slightly, just go easy with it and work the bits of paint and there shouldn't be a problem....nothing a spot of cutting compound cant sort anyway!

    It would be handy to know what paint it is, i'd guess its household paint which might even come off with a good wash.

 

 

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