Overspray Removal – What professional don’t do

An overspray makes a car look unattractive. An overspray refers to any airborne contaminant that gets deposited on a vehicle’s surface. Thus, an overspray is not just about industrial fallout. It can also be the result of bugs and road contaminants. An overspray can be a huge setback to the finish of your car considering that it limits the ability sealants and waxes to protect the clear coat.


It is not very difficult to determine whether your vehicle has an overspray especially if it is a contrasting color. However, it might be difficult to see the overspray if it is a similar color. In this case, the best way to determine whether there is an overspray is to run your hand on the vehicle’s surface. A rough feel in some areas is a clear indicator of the presence of some contaminants. If you have an overspray, the best course of action is to enlist the services of a paint removal expert.

Why professionals

No razors

Any professional will never use blades or recommend their use when it comes to removing an overspray. As such, you should avoid individuals that claim to fix the problem with razors. As much as razors might remove the overspray, they end up leaving scratches and other defects, which often ends up being too costly to repair. Professionals will remove the overspray gently without destroying your paint as in the case of using razors.

No contamination

Another good thing about professionals is that they take care of any contamination issues. Contamination or staining other parts of the vehicle is common when removing the paint using high-speed buffers, which often leaves the car with swirl marks. Having swill marks and stain all over can damage the vehicles finish, to say the least. In this regard, it is advisable to work with professionals who understand the importance of removing the overspray gently.

No harsh chemicals

QAaWSDQWsAcids and other chemicals can remove an overspray fast. However, they can also be equally damaging. The effectiveness of using these chemicals and things like thinners is a matter of experience. Moreover, it is also fast acting. It can be great if you find professionals that use these chemicals, but you should be well aware that there is a risk that comes with using acids, thinners, and other caustic chemicals.

Overspray removal is quoted depending on the type of job. If you are dealing with an overspray caused by another party, the individual that caused it is expected to reimburse you. Besides general paint removal, most professionals will be more than willing to help you with the quotes.