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Old 5th October 2011, 01:44   #1
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Default Removing Polyurethene from 320D

Hi guys,

My brand new 320d less than 2months old got a lot of polyurethene over spray from my neighbors painters working on the main gate 20 feet away,


It was matt PU. How should i remove it.

! Clay ?

turpentine oil

Or thinner ?

please help ASAP

i will get a good wax and rub after that ?
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I thought nothing affects metallic parts on MOON.

Jokes apart you can use Turpentine oil to remove any metallic paint. It will impact your car paint too (By the way). Use turpentine oil in small quantities, remove the overspray and wash the car immediately with a good shampoo. Wax it up. you should be good to go.
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had it not been such an expensive vehicle, where a DIY error may result in a bill worth a nano, i'd have suggested looking for home methods.
but you ought to look for some professional to help you with this.
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I agree. PLUS get your damn neighbour to reimburse you for it. How could his painters just spray over someone's car like that? People in this country need to learn a little respect for other people's property!
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Hi guys,

My brand new 320d less than 2months old got a lot of polyurethene over spray from my neighbors painters working on the main gate 20 feet away,


It was matt PU. How should i remove it.

! Clay ?

turpentine oil

Or thinner ?

please help ASAP

i will get a good wax and rub after that ?
Don't try anything yourself. Get some professional car detailers to do it for you. Which city on the moon are you in? Accordingly someone can suggest good detailers for that city.
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Get it checked with some known and authorized person. Do not try home remedies. More importantly, get your neighbour to pay the cost for the damage caused.
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I agree. PLUS get your damn neighbour to reimburse you for it. How could his painters just spray over someone's car like that? People in this country need to learn a little respect for other people's property!
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Get it checked with some known and authorized person. Do not try home remedies. More importantly, get your neighbour to pay the cost for the damage caused.

Blaming the neighbour is practical but illogical.If anyone is to blame it would be the painters.They should know that the over spray spreads and should have warned the neighbours.While our gate was being painted the painters asked us to cover our cars with cloth.

your neighbour would have had no clue as to the potential spread/damage of over spray.So no good blaming him.

And yes,only proffesional help.Any kind of rubbing will result in fading/matting the oem paint.
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Using detailing clay is the only safest option for your paint.
If the normal clay does not remove it, then you will have to use the aggressive type, which is harder.

Do note that claying will leave behind a slight marring on the paint, however it can be removed easily by a simple polish.

Do go to a good detailer to get this done in your city.

DO NOT DO the following :

- Use thinner/kerosene/petrol/diesel - these are all solvents & can weaken the paint over time !
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DO NOT DO the following :

- Use thinner/kerosene/petrol/diesel - these are all solvents & can weaken the paint over time !

He is Absolutely right, i am still regretting after using thinner, since the whole pain on my swift has started fading, If you are in Bangalore goto 3M which is in HSR, they have branded rubbing compound which can remove anything from your car.
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If I were you , I would stick to Diesel. Infact it did happen with me and I used diesel only since the rest may effect the clear coat

I cleaned up with diesel in small bits and then sprayed water over that space and moved on....in 2 hours time, the whole car will be like new again once you do a shampoo wash and then wax...
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Thanx for the quick replies guys.

I couldn't sleep all night . I was so restless .
The first thing in the morning I did was to try out the mothers clay I already had.

And It worked .

So this weekend is goona be mothers clay and then step 1,2,3 mothers detailing kit

I'm from new Delhi please suggest me some detailers too.

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There is one here in Gurgaon who is good - on the main old delhi gurgaon road, opposite pasco motors. Uses premium products & works on all kinds of cars, and I have seen the results, they are pretty amazing.

Even the BMW dealer may be able to sort it out.

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I was curious to know how you found out that the spray was polyurethane? Your neighbor was gel coating something in the open? Wow.
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I was curious to know how you found out that the spray was polyurethane? Your neighbor was gel coating something in the open? Wow.


Polyurethane is a commonly used finish for wooden surfaces. So it could be windows / gate / furniture.. It is what we call melamine - for the final finish on wooden surfaces.




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