What Does Over Spray Mean for Car Detailing? 

If you have small white specs on your paint that make it feel rough, and if you notice them when your hand glides over the surface of your vehicle, it’s likely overspray. Overspray can be caused by construction, by people who are painting outside, and even by the wind blowing dust onto the paint. 

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This is why it’s so important to always keep your car clean and to have a regular car wash every two weeks during the cold weather. That way, you can always feel your paint and make sure it’s as smooth as it should be. 

You should also keep in mind that overspray can affect the paint of other parts of your vehicle, too. This can include areas like felt-like fabric on your wheel wells, black plastic trim, rubber gasket trim, the backsides of side-view mirrors, and more! 

There are several ways to remove overspray. You can use a clay bar, spray on the product, or even polish and sand! But it’s crucial to know which one is the best method for your vehicle. 

Using a Clay Bar 

To use a clay bar to remove overspray, it is first essential to lubricate the area with an auto body cleaner or soap and water. Next, you should apply a back-and-forth- motion with the clay bar to remove the overspray and any other contaminants that might be attached to your vehicle’s paint. 

Afterward, you should wash your vehicle again to remove the film that the clay bar left behind. You should then thoroughly dry your vehicle with a synthetic chamois. 

The clay bar is an incredibly powerful tool, but it’s important to understand that it can only work on a wet surface. This means that if your vehicle is not completely dry, it will pick up the overspray and other contaminants that you might have missed. 

You should also keep in mind how far these overspray droplets can drift in the air before they land on your vehicle. This is because the longer they are in the air, the drier they are when they hit your vehicle. This makes it harder for them to attach themselves to your clear coat. 

Another thing to consider is that it may be hard to get overspray off of your car’s bodywork. This can be especially true if you have a ceramic coating on your car. A ceramic coating helps to minimize the damage that can be done by paint overspray by making it so that the droplets of paint cannot permanently bond with the clear coat. 

That’s why a ceramic coating is so beneficial for your vehicle, and why you should always have it! So, when you have overspray that you need to be removed, call your local Auto Beauty Center and we can help you out. Our professional detailers are experienced in various types of overspray removal, and we have several methods to use to ensure that your vehicle’s paint remains protected.