by Edward Gainer

Spray paint can end up on your car various different ways. One it could be an over-spray from different area that youre painting on the car. Two it could be an accident that somehow the spray got on it. Or you wanted to spray paint the car yourself, then did not like it or made a mistake.

How hard a job it is going to be to get rid of it will depend on alot of components. First, you need to determine the type of paint. Hopefully it’ll be a water based paint which is much easier to deal with. All you will most likely have to do heres wash the region down well with soapy water. Now if its an oil based paint then it makes things a little more challenging. Then another dilemma might be you do not even recognize what kind of paint it is.

First of all, there’re various types of paint. It could be lacquer or acrylic. It can even be enamel but this isnt as hot selling as it used to be. If your primary paint on your car chances to be enamel then if the unintentional spray paint is lacquer or acrylic would make the enamel paint look creased. Regrettably, the only solution in this case would be to scrape the area clean and then re-paint it to match the motorcars original colour.

If youre lucky enough to have an original finish of acrylic or lacquer and enamel paint has been sprayed on top of it, there will not be any wrinkles to the basic. You want to determine if the paint is enamel, so here is what you do.

Take any paint thinner, kerosene, gasoline or turpentine and use a tiny amount to a clean white cloth. Now really softly rub over the paint you need to take out. If you see the paint colour being transferred to the cloth, then its enamel. If the cloth stays clear then its acrylic or lacquer. If it did turn out to be enamel then merely continue to gently clean off the residue of the paint.

Therefore if youve ended up with either lacquer or acrylic being the culprit then you would need to go and purchase the finest grade of rubbing compound on the market for car finishes. Take a hand sized white cloth and gently moisten it with some kerosene or turpentine. Just enough to wet the cloth, as it prevents the compound from caking, and makes the abrasive finer, which leaves a better finish. Patience would be the virtue here, as you must carry on inspecting the region you are working on so you dont remove or damage the original finish of the car. Work in moderate circular motions with gentle pressure. Keep checking the color of the paint on the cloth. Keep using some other parts of the cloth, so your cloth remains moderately clean, and you’re not simply putting the paint back on once again.

The best solution is naturally not to spray paint the car at all. Accidents do take place though and as luck would have it for this peculiar one there is a solution.

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