Onsite vehicle paint overspray removal eliminates vehicle owners from needing rental cars or having to make special arrangements for vehicle picked up and delivery. In most cases, a vehicle’s paint overspray can be removed and it can be detailed, before its owner leaves work that same day, by a mobile paint overspray removal company, such as ours. Also, those entities responsible for the overspray can save a tremendous amount of costs by eliminating the cost of rental cars for claimants. Also, claimants will be saved from wasting a lot of time in dealing with all the issues that surround their vehicles being cleaned elsewhere at costs often many times ours.
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.
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”.
Photos Showing What A Common Paint Over Spray Configuration Looks Like
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.
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.
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.
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 the removing of these contaminants. Buffing and wet sanding processes are unable to be used as the cement and concrete particles that become loose from these two methods will be 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, phosphoric, 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.
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.
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.