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Overspray On Dashpad (VY)

Discussion in 'Spray Painting and Panel Beating' started by Danielzke, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Danielzke

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    Hey guys

    So about a year ago I wanted to clean up my steering wheel spokes in my VY but I didn't know or bother to take the steering wheel out. I've noticed recently when I look there is alot of overspray on the dashpad and steering wheel/blinkers/wiper controls. I can easily replace the wheel and controls but I want to get the overspray off the dash. Anyone got any idea on what products would be safe and would remove overspray from a dashpad?

    Cheers
     
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    first of all what kind of overspray did you get on the on the interior? 1k acrylic? or 2k paint? vinyl dye? if you can post up a pic of the product you used would be good....
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    What kind of surface are you trying to remove it from? Is it smooth? If so, claying it may do the trick..
     
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    Its just enamel the shitty $3 supers**t cans.

    Thinners might be the go, might test it on some old parts first.

    It's on the dash pad which is soft plastic like surface.
     
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    dash pad also has like a coloured dye that the thinners might take off.
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Yeah, thinners is risky in this situation.

    But do a test spot and see how you go...
     
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    The dash pad would not have been prepped, nor would it be suitable to accept that type of paint,
    so it should come off without too much trouble

    I used "Jif" to clean over spray off a painted surface in the engine bay.
    Worked a treat.

    It's just a general purpose house hold cleaner, with a very very mild abrasive in it.

    If you choose to use this, just make sure you wipe over the surface afterwards with a damp rag,
    as it leaves a residue
    Jif.jpg
     
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    Tried Jif today, wasn't too bad got rid of some of the overspray around the steering wheel but the stuff on the dash pad just won't go away. Maybe I should just get a new dash pad?
     
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    It's probably because the dash pad has small dimples in it and as you clean it,
    you are just wiping over the dimples and not getting right in there.
    Try using a soft to medium bristled brush.
    That may have some effect on helping remove it.
     
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    Just try a small spot with a damp wrag of thinners and see what happens. I can near gaurentee you'll be safe. Just don't use on plastics i.e cluster etc
     
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    I've give it a go now mate

    I'll try that next mate~ thanks

    Hopefully can get rid of it on the asap
     
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    All the very best. Small Spot testing is a great thing to avoid any hazardous situation. :wax:
     
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    Mainly because pressure packs are enamel and melt with the slightest touch of thinners. If it were 2 pack you would have no chance haha. Any overspray on the window? At least thats the easiest thing to clean
     

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