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Removing anti-damp paint off car

Red D Dec 22, 2009

  1. Red D

    Red D Member

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    Had a bloke working on our house recently spraying anti-damp paint. However it was a windy day which sent his little spray all over the place. (Don't laugh!).

    The (black) car was well away from the house but the wind has resulted in the car having thousands of clear dots all over it. You cant really see it until your close up, but it looks like its got car measles :)

    Its this kind of paint: http://www.coopersdirect.com/pageview.php?page=show_product&ecommerce_stockcode=5010988450044

    Obviously its waterproof, so no amount of car-washes or jet washes are removing it. A lot of elbow grease will remove a patch about 2" in diameter, but can anyone think of a decent chemical alternative to get rid of this damp paint?

    Cheers
     
  2. taylorc

    taylorc S3 Owner

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    The only thing I can think of would either be a very fine cutting paste or (more expensively) a detailer. My old ST170 was vandalised with spray paint and very fine cutting paste and a lot of elbow grease sorted it but it wasn't easy!
    Best of luck.
     
  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Ideally a Detailer mate, give Polished Bliss a shout as they're the defacto pro's who would advise of a diy solution or give N8 on here a shout as he details & very well too.

    Also welcome to the site.
     
  4. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    would some clay not get rid of it ?
     
  5. A3simon

    A3simon Active Member

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    ^ as above Clay is your best bet. We had a kind neighbour who decided to creasote his fence using the new spray bottle instead of a brush. long story short my mums TTQS ended up covered in fine dots of creasote. I got Clark of Polished Bliss to come out and he removed it all using detailing clay just remember once youve used it you will need to re wax your car
     
  6. Red D

    Red D Member

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    Cheers for the info. How much do you think Im looking at for this clay? Is it a professionals only kinda job?

    Its a company car you see, so Im not wanting to spend much (if anything) on it. The company won't want to bother getting it fixed either as it will cost them. To give an example, some numpty opened their door hard into the side of it last month causing a 2 inch dent and deep scratch in my drivers door. Company won't get it fixed. :mad:
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the most generally available clay is Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit which can be found at your local Halfords.
     
  8. A3simon

    A3simon Active Member

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    very easy to use just remember to keep the area you are working on well coated in the spray that comes with the kit. As above meguiars is the most readily available and costs about £25
     
  9. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    You would think the muppet who sprayed the paint all over your car should foot the bill...
     
  10. Red D

    Red D Member

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    me too, but that won't happen unfortunately.

    I'll give halfords a try.

    Cheers everyone!!
     
  11. gixxer600k4

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    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Maybe... but I wouldn't like to personally suggest an aggressive clay to someone who hasn't clayed before. I think the Megs Smooth Surface kit is worth a go first, at the very least it will give experience before a more aggressive clay is used (if it's required)
     
  13. VWAddict

    VWAddict Member VCDS Map User

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    About 12 years ago, the wife's Volvo got covered in pine tree sap. The dots dried up and baked on.

    That was when I discovered clay. I used 'Clay Magic' which was one of the first products, and preceded the Meguires product by some time. They had two grades, fine and coarse. The fine worked very well.

    Just MAKE SURE to use lots of the lubricant spray, and DO NOT let the clay just 'sit' on the surface, or it can stick to your paint.

    WASH the car first.

    If you EVER drop the clay, throw it away. If you're removing hard 'lumps' which will stick in the clay, throw it away afterwards... otherwise either case will mean that you'll scratch/swirl your paint if you clay it in the future.

    For about twenty quid, it's a bargain. If you run out of lubricant spray, you can reload with a very dilute solution of mild detergent. -All it has to do is lubricate.

    Wash before, clay, wash afterwards, then wax, wax wax!!! Your car will have so much depth after you're done (youll also remove ANY road film or 'haze' which has been dulling your car slightly, even tyhough you probably didn't notice!) and it will feel smoother than one of Barry White's 'lurve' songs once it's finished!

    Keith
     
  14. gixxer600k4

    gixxer600k4 Member

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    true!!!! get some practice before using aggressive clay
     

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