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Old 07-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question How to remove overspray off of chrome.

The guy I bought my Falcon from thought he was a painter and painted parts of the car. Now I have overspray on almost all the window trim and on the bumpers. My question is how do I get it gone?
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

A Claybar works good .........Meguiar's (Sp)makes a good one
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

scotch brite and some mineral spirits or lacquer thinner
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

Some lacquer thinner on a shop rag and be very careful of sparks or flame
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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Lacquer thinner and your sandwich clamp.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

Very fine steel wool like 000.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

rubbing compound or a medium polish followed by chrome polish and wax has always workd for me... or #0000 steel wool then polish&wax if its real bad
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:19 PM   #8
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i kid you not, a rectangular razorblade. a brand new one!!! use one side only. it will not scratch. i promise. if you use both sides, it will leave scratches, they are cheap little sharp blades, the other side gets burrs. it will work. 000 steel wool is good also. brush cleaner removes everything and is not caustic or acidic like that kleen strip stuff is.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

Whichever method you use, be careful with bits of stuff getting into new paint while it's still soft and curing. scotchbrite will scratch, fine steel wool doesn't scratch, but it leaves lots of tiny slivers of metal behind. A razor blade works great on glass, but again be careful of scaped off paint falling onto your new paint job; it'll melt right in if the paint is still curing.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:30 PM   #10
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

I always used brake cleaner on a rag..works great for getting grease spots out of carpet, too.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

lacquer thinner works great followed by chrome polish. Razor blade will clean up the glass.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:41 PM   #12
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

Laquer thinner will not do much at all to remove a 2k urethane primer. I have even tried urethane reducer and it wont "melt" the stuff.

I'd take the parts off of the car, and use some aircraft stripper.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:10 PM   #13
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

I use #0000 steel wool when cleaning chrome..Works great..
At least it always has for me.
Sometimes i'll use the #000 stuff, BUT only if needed and only in small spots that are being stubborn.
Aside from that, a quality paint stripper if have a serious overspray problem.

Chrome is easier to scratch than most people think. SOS pads will scratch the hell out of the plating, as will course steel wool..and using the wrong scotch brite pad will do the same especially if any real pressure is used.

Razor on the glass. easy, quick and works great.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:12 PM   #14
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Laquer thinner will not do much at all to remove a 2k urethane primer. I have even tried urethane reducer and it wont "melt" the stuff.

I'd take the parts off of the car, and use some aircraft stripper.

Bingo! And a scotchbrite WILL scratch chrome. They're what you use to brush finish with.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #15
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

Laquer thinner

or a claybar and windex.

Anything else will scratch
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:15 PM   #16
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

i have used one of those sanding sponges but a very old an dull one and then soaked in soapy water...and i mean soaked...worked really well for my, even worked on the overspray on the glass
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:16 PM   #17
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

A Claybar is the easiest way to remove without worrying about being easy on it...unless you use it dry it will not scratch
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:21 PM   #18
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

I have used oven cleaner and a plastic razor blade to effectively remove bad pinstriping jobs from cars and toolboxes, as well as overspray from windows and other areas. The fumes are terrible, though.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:22 PM   #19
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I have used oven cleaner and a plastic razor blade to effectively remove bad pinstriping jobs from cars and toolboxes, as well as overspray from windows and other areas. The fumes are terrible, though.

doesn't oven cleaner peel the actual paint as well, we have used that stuff at work to clean 40 year oil off of our machines and it takes it straight to the metal
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #20
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Default Re: How to remove overspray off of chrome.

shop rag and CRC green brake cleaner. if that wont touch it get some circuit board cleaner. that stuff is wickedit will eat spray painted graffiti off raw wood with out wiping it.....it just goes away
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