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Old 27th June 2007, 17:33   #1
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Default Droplets of paint fell on my vehicle

I guess I must have parked somewhere where they were doing automotive painting.

Minute white paint droplets on black.

So what's the recommendation for removing the white without scratching the clear coat or the underlying paint?

And how much should it cost?
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i think rubbing with a rubbing compound may help

but in the worst case you may have to get the area repainted
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Better still go to a reputed body shop. They will rub the area down with a very fine sanding paper & then polish it again, that should remove the paint marks completely.
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Thanks.

So what's better or more protective of the original paint? Rubbing compound or sandpaper?
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So what's better or more protective of the original paint? Rubbing compound or sandpaper?
Rubbing compound if you intend to do it yourself and Sanpaper only if it is being done by a Professional. Please don't try the sandpaper method by yourself.
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I guess you can try with little petrol and see if it works.
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if the paint has got hardener in it petrol wouldn't do anything

i would say take the car to a body shop and as them what can be done
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Same thing had happened to our Black Ikon..
The mech took the car..dont know what he did..But he said He polished the whole car..
but there are still some traces of it..
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