finishing.com logo
  HOMEFAQsBOOKSHelpWantedAdvertiseContactFORUM Letter 23173

The finishing.com Hotline -- Serious Education ... plus the most fun you can have in metal finishing

How to remove oil based paint overspray from an automobile paint finish

+++

I work for an industrial maintenance company who specializes in epoxy floor installations, primary and secondary containment, confined space entry for industrial coating applications, etc. On a project last week, we were spraying an afterburner w/ industrial oil base enamel. Unfortunately,the overspray got on my truck, (my mistake I know better.) Other then using a strong solvent such as xylene, which will take it off, is there any thing else I can use to remove it that's not as hot of a solvent. The xylene does take off the over spray, but also removes some of the finish, I tried it.Finally, I realize I will most likely have to buff the truck after the overspray is removed.

Thanks,

Mark Ogle
- Cambridge, Ohio


+++

If the coating has not cured, isopropol alcohol may work. It will not harm the automotive finish.

Ronald Zeeman
Continuous Colour Coat - Brampton, ON, Canada

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView This Week's HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It is not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & DevicesUsed & Surplus


©1995-2015 finishing.com     -    Privacy    -    Search