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Old 09-21-2016
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I bought a used car that had overspray on it tha t is mostly on the hood. I've worked about 2.5 hours mostly on the hood and most of the overspray is still on the car. The half I did most has most of the mist overspray off but the bigger ones are 1/16" to 1/8" and are not coming off. the finish feels smooth when I put my hand over it. It seems like a lot of work for little return. How can I get this off and how to get it off much faster as I feel I am wasting my time? thanks
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Old 09-22-2016
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Welcome to waxforum!

You are using a clay bar for the overspray removal, correct?

Do you know what type of overspray it is? I've found some household paints "lay flat" instead of a normal convex "bump", and that makes removal more difficult.

Any additional info would help.
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Old 09-22-2016
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Thanks for the reply. As I said, when i bought the car, it already had overspray on it so I have no idea where it came from or what type of paint it is. The car is a 1998 Subaru Legacy. I did use the clay bars of removal and it got some of it offbut it took a very long time and most of it is still on the car. Almost all the big spots are still on the car.

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Thanks for the added info.

It's tough to make a good recommendation without knowing what the overspray is - and since it was there when you bought it, it's an unknown.

Your next step should be a chemical - try Goo Gone, and a plastic razor blade, to see if the Goo Gone softens it, and the plastic razor blade removes it.
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Old 09-22-2016
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Thanks again for the reply. I never heard of plastic razor blades. Where do you get them?

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An automotive paint store has them, if there is one close. e-tailers like Amazon have them also - see the following link

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ic+razor+blade
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Old 09-23-2016
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I went to the big box stores and Sherwin Williams and none had them. I ordered them from your Amazon link. Do I use a solvent or anything when using them? Thanks.
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Wipe the area with Goo Gone on a soft towel several times lightly to soften the overspray.

Then slowly slide the plastic razor blade (at a low angle) to lift it off.

Work slowly and gently. Test on a small area first.
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