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How To Remove Overspray Using A Clay Bar

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If your vehicle is covered by a light mist of paint over spray, you can remove it by hand using the clay bar method. You need to allow two to four hours to clean a car and more time to clean a larger vehicle such as a four door pickup truck, RV, SUV, etc..

The required supplies are: a clay bar and lubricant, which can be purchased from auto parts stores and auto supply sections in department stores, few soft towels, a spray bottle, and liquid wax, and a paint brush.

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A MOBILE PAINT OVERSPRAY REMOVAL SERVICE COULD BE YOUR BEST OPTION

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Having the paint overspray removed from a vehicles at the site where it occurred or a vehicle owner’s job site often saves vehicle owners from needing a rental car, or having to make special arrangements to have their vehicles picked up, cleaned elsewhere, and delivered.  In most cases, a vehicle can have its paint overspray removed and be detailed, before its owner leaves work that same day, by a mobile paint overspray removal company, such as ourselves.  Also, those entities that are responsible for the overspray can save a tremendous amount of costs by eliminating the need to rent cars for those affected by the paint overspray.  Also, claimants will be saved from wasting  a lot of time in dealing with all the issues that would surround  their vehicles being cleaned  elsewhere.

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REMOVING PAINT OVER SPRAY FROM 630 SOLAR PANELS PROVED OUR CLEANING PROCESS TO VERY EFFECTIVE

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We had a very unusual request a few years ago when we were removing paint overspray from many affected vehicles at a location at a California winery.  It came to our attention from the owner of a winery where the paint oversprayed vehicles were parked  that  the paint overspray had also affected 630 solar panels.

To solve this problem, we had our highly skilled technicians by hand,  using our unique rubber paint overspray eraser pads, that are similar to clay bars, remove all of the paint overspray from these solar panels that were roof mounted on  four buildings.  When cleaning these plexiglass solar panels, one needs to  be very careful placing as little pressure on their surfaces as possible, as they are very thin and can easily crack.  Also one needs  to take precautions not to haze and scratch these clear panels, as their voltage output could be greatly diminished.

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HOW CAN A SALT SHAKER FULL OF FLOUR HELP TO PREVENT PAINT OVERSPRAY PROBLEMS?

By keeping a salt shaker full of flour in one’s pocket and sprinkling the flour in the air, one can tell if there is a breeze and in which direction the air currents are moving.  This simple trick can potentially save one from having to remove paint overspray from several vehicles in the path of a possible overspray event.  Hunters often  have used this same method to remain upwind from their target.

As they say, “A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

IS YOUR CAR COVERED BY PAINT OVERSPRAY?

Photos Showing What A Common Paint Over Spray Configuration Looks Like

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The photo of the black truck shows an example of very heavy paint over spray from a paint gun that left an even pattern of  dispersment on the vehicle surfaces.

Shaving will be required to be safely remove the paint over spray by one of our  highly skilled technicians.

The photo of the car hood shows a  lightly misted hood with an even pattern of  paint over spray that can be safely removed by hand with our rubber overspray eraser pads,  that are exclusive to our company.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR IS COVERED WITH WATER TOWER OR BRIDGE PAINT

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If your car is parked near a water tower, bridge, or other metal structure that is being painted the first thing you should do is move it a safe distance away, as the wind can carry overspray from high painting projects as far away as two miles. Upon looking at your vehicle and you observe small dots that have the feel of sandpaper, your vehicle most likely has been covered by over spray. Fortunately our over spray removal process will prevent your vehicle’s needing to have the over spray sanded off, or needing a re-paint job , and/or having all the rubber, molding, and trim parts replaced. Re-painting a vehicle most often will result in a vehicle’s paint being of lesser quality than the original.

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WHERE DOES OVERSPRAY COME FROM?

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The two entities that need to know where the overspray came from are the painting contractors that painted in the general area and the vehicle owners who
have had their vehicles covered with paint overspray.

One way to determine where the over spray came from is to look at surfaces such as signs, windows, fences and plants that are permanently positioned between the suspected source of the overspray and where the affected vehicles were parked . If the windows on a building are heavily covered on its east side, most likely the overspray came from the west. If a painter was painting on the west side of the building, he most likely is not responsible for the overspray.

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A NEW SAFE METHOD TO REMOVE CONCRETE AND CEMENT SPLATTERS FROM A VEHICLE

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Concrete and cement splatters often occur from construction sites, parking garages, highrises, bridges, and highway projects.

Vehicles, boats, planes, and equipment that have been splattered by cement or concrete require great deal of care in removing these contaminants. Buffing and a wet sanding processes are unable to be used initially, as the cement and concrete particles that become loose from these two methods will become extreemly abrasive and scratch vehicle surfaces. What one needs to do first is to wash the entire vehicle and then one needs to use a process that will break down the glue that holds the cement and concrete splatters together.

To accomplish this, the most common method has been the use of various acids such as: hydrofloric, muriatic, phorsphoric, hydrochloric, and other similar acids. Though these acids break down the cement and concrete splatters, they are very dangerous to use, and they can damage vehicle surfaces. Our removal process is safe for vehicle surfaces as it won’t etch chrome and aluminum trim, and it will not stain or etch vehicle plastic and painted surfaces.

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ONE PAINT OVERSPRAY REMOVAL JOB SAVED FOR OUR COMPETITORS

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This has got to be the worst paint overspray situation I have ever come accross. When the accident occurred, paint containers inside his vehicle exploded on impact covering the driver, his dog, and the interior of his vehicle with paint. Note the driver covered head to toe with paint. Try and imagine what the driver’s first thoughts were at the moment of impact and what words he might have yelled. We’ll pray that he and his dog are all right.

HOW TO REMOVE ROAD PAINT FROM YOUR VEHICLE ACCORDING TO THE DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION

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Every year the Department of Transportation conducts road painting operations starting in mid April and continues operations into the fall, sometimes as late as the end of November.

Motorists are advised to heed the warnings and follow the instructions on the Department’s road painting vehicles. Motorists are also urged to watch out for safety cones and other markers indicating fresh or wet paint and are warned specifically to stay off any wet yellow or white painted road lines that might be encountered.

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