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Dude who is a friend of a friend did me an excellent rear wheel-arch repair (155 innit? ) but he didn't mask the car very well.

I got a load of overspray dust on bizarre parts of the car (the roof and bootlid I half-expected.. door pillars and front wing I didn't.. )

What's the best way to remove the overspray? The bonnet isn't too bad.. as it was polished and waxed just a week before the spray job... (moral in there..) but the rest of the car looks like it has dust on it. or in parts "cloudiness" to the finish.

The *** also got dust on the windows. I managed to buff the windscreen with some T-cut (actually gave a fantastic result ) but anyone have any better (less tiring) suggestions? There's quite a noticeable "tide-mark" on the side windows..

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I had a a guy refurb a nisssssan Z, unfortunately he set up downwind of my 147 ! T cut has helped on the bodywork, but not solved problem. But... he used OO wirewool on the windscreen, unbelievable result ! even removed all those annoying diesel smuts. Good luck, and a very Happy Christmas to all.
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Quicker you get it off the better. T cut we used to use, think of it as good excercise. Might help to know what sort of paint it is.
Should have used one of those expendable plastic sheets. Don't fancy wire wool, even on glass. Might be possible to soften it on the glass with a suspicion of cheap thinners on the cloth.
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wee bit of thinners and a dustcloth will rub off the new paint on top of your lacquer.
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As KG said, paint type. Then you may find an easier way of removing it? Sounds as if that was a low volatile material, as nitro synthetics produce droplets which when airborn settle as just, dust. Unless the ambient temperature is low, and then they will stick.:
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Spirit wipe works well if it's not too heavy a dusting, just lot's of patience and elbow grease.
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Don't use nitro synthetic thinners if it was re-finished in that type of material!!
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A good claying should sort it
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Find out what it was sprayed with first. Nitro synthetic thinners is ok on the glass work, but may attack any lacquers, or base coats, if they are compatible.:
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As Simon said, claying may help, so long as they have not self keyed themselves onto the surfaces.Failing that, mop polish the areas using a liquid burnishing compound.
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Alternatively call a reputable bodyshop and see what they use.
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Doubt a reputable body shop would suffer much from overspray problems, otherwise they would soon be disreputable, Nuh?
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Never experienced poblems with it at all, and if so they were very insignificant, and hardy ever noticeable. Low bake ovens, sheet water down the walls, massive extractor fans, using the then catalyst two pack polyurethane, isocyanate, pot life finishes. Before the advent of these 'softie' finishes we are currently enduring.:
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Doubt a reputable body shop would suffer much from overspray problems, otherwise they would soon be disreputable, Nuh?
Don't you belive it !
Having worked in the motor trade for 30 years, ive seen some sight's and some of the worst have been in Approved Prestige bodyshops.
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T Cut here every time.

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Not doing Rolla's and Bentleys, Oh! and remember puddling lead, loading it on Jaguars when they were the Swallow sidecar outfit. Just need to find a quality one. So what was you brief in MV then for 30 plus years?
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Use a stanley blade on the windows, works a treat.As for the body panels i used 2000 w&d then 3m purple polish then some wax.It's a big job though and you'll need power tools to do it that way. If it's not been on too long you could try claying as others have suggested or a little thinners on a rag.
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Yes but PG, Dad was a Permobel, Valflash era man like me wasn't he? Gun finish, no cutting back required he is for sure, I bet.
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If Photobucket eventually comes within my capabilities, I may be able to post a picture or two. But I doubt the quality will be up to the modern digi stuff, as I have to scan old snaps. Fair enough excuse, Innit?
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Valentines paint, Nearco Rosso, on that HPE, the last I ever did a complete re-spray on, was superb. You could almost make the paint walk, and talk, to how you wanted it. Then they pulled out, so did I, and I have yet to find anything that was better.:
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Apprenticeship doing everything from the vicars wife's Moggy Minor to E types and Dino's etc, then latterly to Marranello's in Egham and a few other companies over the year's.
Nowaday's i work for a family run garage running the Tyre and Alloy wheel side of thing's.
Our premise's are full of motoring and racing memorabilia as the owner's are ex F1 Firestone tyre's from the 60's and 70's.
I'll post some pic's of the place sometime.
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Been a good circular tour, and I'd appreciate seeing the pictures, because although I am just a tinkerer now, I enjoyed my MV vocation almost as much as being a Tankie.: We only brush painted those though.:
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I think the paint was two-pack. The dude said he had a job to get it... and he was going to stick on a topcoat.

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I'll let you know when i post them ZF.
How are you getting on with the overspray Ralph ?, look's like i hi - jacked the thread there. Sorry.
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I think the paint was two-pack. The dude said he had a job to get it... and he was going to stick on a topcoat.

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