Over Spray on Paint

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ghostrider69, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. ghostrider69

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    Hello guys...I have done something stupid, I was spray painting outside the garage and the overspray got on my bike, all over tins and chrome. Does anyone know how to get this off without a new paint job? Thanks
     
  2. 67wizard

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    If its not real bad some times just a good wax will remove it, or polishing compound.
     
  3. ghostrider69

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    I dont think its too bad, I will try that. Thanks
     
  4. 67wizard

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    There are other type of mineral sprits that will also work, but I am not a painter so can help. Iam sure some one with more knowledge will jump in shortly.
     
  5. glazier

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    Wax could end up sealing it in. Try some bug & tar remover lightly or even WD-40. Try a small hidden spot first. Then wash bike real good with lots of soap and water and then wax. Oh yeah, and don't forget the Pledge :D
     
  6. Hoople

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    Hope you were not spraying 2 part catalyzed paint because then you would have a real problem.:)

    If it was just rattle can spray bomb paint it should come off fairly because that paint air dries. Diluted purple cleaner you can get at AutoZone would work. The WD40, bug & tar remover, or mineral spirits as suggested would also work just fine.
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    A fine cutting compound would be my choice something like brasso or t cut but do not work it too hard or it will cut into the clear under the over spray

    Brian
     
  8. Iceman24

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    Can overspray certainly goes everywhere...just ask my wife who noticed all the primer specs on her backyard outdoor glider chair. I was in the doghouse for a few minutes, but nothing a good wash/scrub couldn't cure. If it's light - should come off pretty easy w/above suggestions.
     
  9. Get Gimpy

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    Mothers clay bar will take it right off.
     
  10. trickydoc

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    My scoot got sprayed on vacation this year. while at "Thunder Beach" the condo we were staying in was being remodeled and painted outside. some over spray got on my bike and we didn't notice untill we got home and washed the bike. Man thought I was really messed up, but it all came off pretty easy. did a water wash to remove the road film then used the lemon pledge. it all came off, happy me. good luck to you and hope it come off as easy as mine.