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Old 04-02-2006, 05:49 PM
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Parking lot paint splatter problem

I discovered pinpoint paint splatters on the passenger side door today. There's probably 100 of them, and I'm guessing somebody with spray paint had an accident.(I'm being nice).
The car is in the original blue-black fleck it was born with, and the silver splatters don't match up too well. I've never had to deal with this before, and haven't done any auto painting or fixes like this either.
What do you think my options are here?
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:20 PM
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I would try detailing clay.

You can find Clay Magic and Mothers clay bar at most Pep Boys / Autozone / Wal-Mart stores.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:22 PM
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be sure to rewax... clay barring takes everything off the paint... good place time to do a full clay bar and rewax
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:52 AM
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Thanks guys, very encouraging. The clay sounds good but the procedure is a mystery to me, I've never done it or seen it before. My experience goes only as far as a Meguire's quick detail spray bottle...
What can I expect to do or see here, and what other tools or products do you recommend I have on hand to complete this mission?
(Sorry for the novice idiocy, but everybody starts somewhere). Thanks
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:29 AM
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You use a quick detail spray to wet the surface of the paint, and then rub the clay back and forth using light pressure. It will pick up contaminants in your paint. The clay bar will get dirtier and dirtier as you move along. It will leave the surface of your paint incredibly smooth.

All detailing clay bars come with the detail spray.

In fact, Meguiars sells a clay bar with their quick detail spray, but it's not very good. Stick with Clay Magic or Mothers.
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:47 PM
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Many thanks friend. I'll be starting later on in the week, and I'll post again if anything mysterious occurs.
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:45 AM
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