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Removal Of Over Spray.

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Hi all.
This is been a thorn in my side ever since I bought the car.
Supposedly, someone has had a go at re spraying the inside guard and consequently,
some of the paint has over sprayed onto the firewall.
It is only a fine mist.
I can only assume it's touch up paint from an aerosol can.

I was thinking along he lines of a mild cutting compound,
but I don't want to proceed with this until I can get more professional opinions.

Can anybody recommend a process for removing this over spray?

Thank you. As any input would be greatly appreciated.

 

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What car is it? Is the firewall 2 pack? The best way to get it off would be to wash it with some multi purpose thinner. Should come off pretty easy if it's just spray can white. If your firewalls not 2 pack though it might start washing the black off too. Getting it off with polish will work but it will take you till 2014. Get some course cutting compound that will work a bit quicker. Also polish or cutting compound will shine up your black allot.
 

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What car is it? Is the firewall 2 pack? The best way to get it off would be to wash it with some multi purpose thinner. Should come off pretty easy if it's just spray can white. If your firewalls not 2 pack though it might start washing the black off too. Getting it off with polish will work but it will take you till 2014. Get some course cutting compound that will work a bit quicker. Also polish or cutting compound will shine up your black allot.
Thanks for the reply.
It's a '97 VT.
I just assume the firewall is factory paint, so I guess it's not 2 pack.
I might try a little thinner in an inconspicuous place and see if that works.
Otherwise, I have some cutting compound and will give that a go.

Thanks again.
 

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What car is it? Is the firewall 2 pack? The best way to get it off would be to wash it with some multi purpose thinner. Should come off pretty easy if it's just spray can white. If your firewalls not 2 pack though it might start washing the black off too. Getting it off with polish will work but it will take you till 2014. Get some course cutting compound that will work a bit quicker. Also polish or cutting compound will shine up your black allot.
With your reference to polish, I tried a little bit of; "Mirror Finish" metal polish I have.
It is working fine with no adverse effect to the original finish.
It's just those damn A/C pipes that make it difficult to access.

Thank you for your suggestions Wazza.
 
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With your reference to polish, I tried a little bit of; "Mirror Finish" metal polish it have.
It is working fine with no adverse effect to the original finish.
It's just those damn A/C pipes that make it difficult to access.

Thank you for your suggestions Wazza.
Yeah try out the thinner. If the metal polish works then that's ok to use. If it makes it look a bit **** then you can go over it with polish anyway. I'm not sure if a vt firewall would he 2 pack solid or hardenned basecoat. Wouldn't be acrylic. Andy9 or highryder should know. I'm just a mere truck painter lol!
 

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Yeah try out the thinner. If the metal polish works then that's ok to use. If it makes it look a bit **** then you can go over it with polish anyway. I'm not sure if a vt firewall would he 2 pack solid or hardenned basecoat. Wouldn't be acrylic. Andy9 or highryder should know. I'm just a mere truck painter lol!
Thanks mate.
I will try the thinner and then go over it with polish. It might work a bit quicker.
I thought I had some, but it's Prep Wash. Just have to go and get some.
I actually thought it would be harder to get off with the polish. Obviously the two paints aren't compatible.
 

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Thanks mate.
I will try the thinner and then go over it with polish. It might work a bit quicker.
I thought I had some, but it's Prep Wash. Just have to go and get some.
I actually thought it would be harder to get off with the polish. Obviously the two paints aren't compatible.
Yep being rattle can paint oversprayed on the unscuffed dirty paint on your firewall will make it come off that bit easier.
 

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Thanks for your help Wazza.
Greatly appreciated.
 

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Well, that wasn't too bad.....

With all the chemicals and options for removing the over spray......
I used one of the most common house hold cleaners on the market....JIFF.

From this....



To this....

 

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