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Removing Cuprinol overspray?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Dan76, May 4, 2014.

  1. Dan76
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    Hi everyone

    As per the title really. I've been away for a couple of weeks and on my return I find that my neighbour has kindly spray tanned my six month old A3 with his Cuprinol fence sprayer.

    When I bought the car Audi added LifeShine as a freebee and since then I've just given it a polish every other wash.

    I've got the big drops off with some bird poo remover but the rest of the car got a lovely dusting of the poxy stuff. I'm keen to sort it myself and was wondering what you would suggest (other than murdering the neighbour lol).

    I'm guessing a Clay bar would work but didn't want to start without taking some advice first.
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    I hope you had a quiet word in his earhole first and showed him the damage to the car. A clay mitt should make light work of it but try tar and glue remover first to see if that softens it up enough to be able to wash off.
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    I'd be showing him what he's done then giving him the bill for a full wash, decontaminate & detail!! Some just people just cease to amaze me!
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    I went round this morning and said my bit. I did say that I'd be back if it needs a full detail. In all honesty though I'd just rather do it myself and as I've never done any more than wax my cars, so I'll be learning at the same time.

    I'm just glad I hadn't parked closer to the fence as my dustbins are sporting a heavy Harvest Gold tan. He must have been using a pressure hose!
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    A 6 month old A3 though.. i wouldn't even be bothering, id be already booked in for a full detail mate and be giving him the quote to repair the damage, i know their your neighbours but its his mistake and he should do the honourable thing!

    I see where your coming from but if I'm honest id want it doing properly, it sounds like a heavy amount of "not normal" contamination thats been done at close range, generic contamination i.e industrial fallout, road grime and tar are common and travel miles before hitting your car and all the products on the market are designed to remove these ready for polish, someone spraying a car over at close range with a product basically designed to paint and protect a fence, in my view needs specialist attention.

    Neighbours are tricky though, just had a run in with one myself when their daughter reversed into my car and did one without saying anything, her dad coughed up the cash for the repair but still, were moving in 3 weeks time though! Haha
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    Time to get the chainsaw out and chop both his arms off ! That'll stop him painting the bloody fence. 🏥
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    Dave, thanks for the advice mate. I'm keen to try myself but if it needs a pro job he'll be getting the bill for sure/

    Veneeringman, it was very hard to resist. Didn't get much sleep last night, I was seething lol
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    Same as me when the car got reversed into! How was he about paying?
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    I told him I'd have a go but it may need to go to the garage, he just said "ok come back if that's the case" giving me the impression he was reasonable..
    At least the weather will be nice tomorrow as I'll be claying the car all day. Maybe I can try to match my tan with the bins!
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    As Dave-S3 has said I would personally give it to a pro to do and then get the paintwork prepped and sealed properly. If hes paying then great.
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    [May 5, 2014]
    my tit of a neighbour was painting his window sills red, and got loads of paint specks on my silver S8 and somehow my garage door!

    as said though, a good clean and clay got them all off... I did look a bit odd claying a garage door mind you!

    some people just don't think, I wouldn't let it bother you or get worked up about...
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