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Removing paint flecks

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Went to wash my dads black 147 yesterday and noticed hundreds of white paint flecks on the bonnet, roof and sides. The car was so filthy, he didnt noticed them before. The flecks are rock hard and could not be rubbed out all. Any ideas on how I can get them removed without a total re-spray?
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Sounds like you got some over spray on there from somewhere !

A clay bar Miguiars do its auto clay orginal costs about a £10 local auto shop should stock them

Get a bucket of warm soapy water wash the car using the clay bar making sure you need it time to time and its removes overspray tar and leaves you car smooth as a babies bum

We use the 3M Version in our Body shop when we get over spray on panels hope this helps
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Yup, claying would be the first course of action.

(You'd be surprised at what it'll get off.)
 
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Sounds like you got some over spray on there from somewhere !

A clay bar Miguiars do its auto clay orginal costs about a £10 local auto shop should stock them

Get a bucket of warm soapy water wash the car using the clay bar making sure you need it time to time and its removes overspray tar and leaves you car smooth as a babies bum

We use the 3M Version in our Body shop when we get over spray on panels hope this helps
That's an interesting was of using clay. Must give it a go. I usually wash car first then spray area with lube and clay area then hose down clayed area.
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sorry you do need a clean car to start with if not sum grit mite get into the clay and do allsorts of damage
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Thanks for the advice. I think its white gloss - someone must have been doing some painting nearby. I've tried using a clay bar yesterday but didnt remove any of it. A guy at work has recommended using 3G compound.
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i compound doesnt normally work ! Has the car had any paint work done it at all if its standed paint white sprit wouldnt hurt will have used thinners before it doesnt affect original paint work

only recomend it if your sure its original paint work tho
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car was bought from new and is only 8 months ols so yes, it is the original paint. Arh, guy at work also recommended paint thinner.
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Wouldn't recommend the Paint Thinner! Stick with the Clay!
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like i say original paint will not react to paint thinner ! Trust me i work with thinners and cars

This method is used by police to check identity fraud cars the wipe paint thinners over the vin number is the paint comes off it revels the original vin if it doesnt come off the paint and vin are original

But if your worried white sprit is less harmfull
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Petrol is less harmfull

Will need a wash and a wax after because it will strip any polish or wax residue off
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White spirit first and if that doesn't work, then perhaps nitro-synthetic thinners. Try it in an out of the way place first though, say the bottom of a door shut. If it does make the finish solvent, wipe it off first, allow it to dry and then re-polish the small area. It shouldn't attack the finish though?:
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Clay is a must first dude. if not try thinners with sum elbow grease on a small area a time. will defo come off just make sure you have a bucket of water with fairy liquid next to you when your using thinners. Then wash the infected panels and polish after. I do this to my black van as its gets paint on it regulary .

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