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I recently got my car back from the body shop where they did some work and repainted the right side of it. I've noticed that there is a dull white film around the area where they painted. Its on the whole back end of the car and on the rear window. I've tried to scrub it off with soap water but no luck. Does anyone know what this stuff is and how to get it off? thanks
 

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hmm, hard to say. Have you tried a clay bar or mild paint cleaning compound?
 

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no, there was some of it on my side mirror too. I used rubbing alcohol and it eventually came off with a lot of scrubbing. But I'm afraid to try rubbing alcohol on the actual paint.

i dont know a whole lot about body work and painting. Can I get a clay bar or paint cleaning compound at any automotive store?
 

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FutureNtegra on Aug/29/02 said:
sounds like one of the workers got a boner from your car, and they took car of it, if u know what i mean
While totally inappropriate, it was very very funny....Perhaps it needs a bit of waxing and buffing...I'm sure Style will get to the bottom of it, this is his area.
 

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i almost wish it was just that. Then i could at least get it off a lot easier. haha j/k
 

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I am trying to think of what it could be that is found/used at a body shop. Maybe it could be some sort of overspray? Maybe a buffing compound?

Clay bar should be found at any local autoparts store, get the mothers or claymagic brand (meguiars really missed on their version of the claybar).

If you can scrub it off with rubbing alchohal, a good paint cleaner's solvents and mild abrasives should take it off pretty easily. Those can also be find at most autoparts store, look into Mothers Pre-Wax Cleaner it should do the job.
 

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i went to the body shop today and showed it to them. He said its overspray and they would have to buff it out. He also said that I wont be able to get it off myself without damaging the paint.

So you think I can get it off with pre-wax cleaner? b/c I'd rather do it myself, I dont really trust them, this is the third time I had to take my car back to them.

thanks
 

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Sounds like a good team of car specialists, who love to add in additional costs for their customers! The pre-wax cleaners are pretty good... Might work, depending on what they've used. How much do they want to get rid of it?
 

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overspray can be taken off with a clay bar. In fact, thats what it was originally designed for.

I am kinda worried about this shop, for one they got overspray on your car...

Second, they would rather buff off the overspray with abrasives than take it off with a much milder clay bar.

I would get a clay bar, and try that. Its $10 and no harm done if it doesn't work.
 

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ok thanks a lot styleteg! they will buff it off for free since its their mistake. but i will NEVER take it back there again. First they did a sh*tty paint job, there were bubbles and dust dried into the paint. So they had to repaint the thing. Then I noticed the overspray and got them to take it off once. And now here I am again trying to get MORE OVERSPRAY off.

i will let you guys know how it goes.
 

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I Know there doing it for free....but like you just said youll never go back there again.
So I wouldnt....
Who's to say you get your car back with swirls up the ying yang.
Just clay it, trust me that stuff works great and you cant mess it up, unlike useing a buffer.
 

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Just got mine back and it had the same problem. I just buffed it out and took a razor and glass cleaner to the window. Worked fine. I also took it back but didn't want them to buff my car and "wash" it. I trust myself more since I detail cars every day.
 

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i got a clay bar this afternoon and went to work with it. it took about 45 minutes to do the whole back end but it worked.
i had to scrub pretty hard but it looks like new now. thanks everyone
 

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97teg on Aug/29/02 said:
i got a clay bar this afternoon and went to work with it. it took about 45 minutes to do the whole back end but it worked.
i had to scrub pretty hard but it looks like new now. thanks everyone
cool.

really makes you wonder about that shop doesn't it....
 

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yea really. just a piece of advice for anyone living in GA. Don't ever take your car to Peach auto painting and collision on Hwy 78 in Snellville.
 
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