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Old 02-01-2016, 04:42 AM   #1
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Overspray removal

Need some assistance on what to use to remove an unknown substance which looks like a "glue type" overspray on the side of my Silverback.
Went to the mountains yesterday to wash and wax our unit in prep for heading to Florida for 6 weeks. 2 day mild weather break at above 60 degrees was perfect, 63 degrees ..

As I was totally exhausted having almost completed 1/2 of the unit, I thought I had come across a light black streak that may have run down from the roof. WRONG. It is an overspray of unknown material, but appears to be something like glue. It's also on the outside of my awning arm. I believe when it was in the shop last year in Indiana, maybe they were working on a unit next to mine and it got sprayed there. No other explanation.

I need to be very CAUTIOUS on the gel coat and decal. So basically I have tried only polish and "elbow grease" to no avail. This stuff is ON THERE.
All ideas and experiences appreciated.

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Old 02-01-2016, 06:11 AM   #2
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Testing a small area, I would try these chemicals in this order to find out which one works: WD40, denatured alcohol and then acetone, in that order. Once the glue is gone I would wash again and put a good coat of wax on the area you used to remove the glue as these chemicals will most likely remove any prior wax already applied.

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Old 02-01-2016, 08:10 AM   #3
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I have been using a product Called Aero Cosmetics that was on display at the international F.R.O.G. rally last year. I saw a Cardinal that had this product applied and it really shined. So I went home looked this up and read the reviews on it. I did order this product and it really works.

I also ordered some cleaner products that seem to work for me and they could work for you also. One is called Safe Solv and the other one is Belly Wash. I would try the Safe Solv first as this seems to be the product that might work the best for your needs.

I have used the Wash Wax All and the Wash Wax All Degreaser and they really do work. In fact I wash my truck with the Wash Wax all and this does shine the truck and has bead up all winter long so far.
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:39 PM   #4
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I don't know if you can get it there or not but there is a product called goo-gone available at Home Depot works well on glue and other sticky substances.

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Just do jot get the goo gone on decals. It will melt them

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Old 02-01-2016, 06:08 PM   #6
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Goo gone

Tried that. No luck. Tnx.
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Overspray removal

I use isopropyl alcohol 90%.

Do not use 3m adhesive remover in the tin can- use the spray can. Different concentrations.

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Old 02-01-2016, 06:36 PM   #8
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I think the alcohol may work. Now I am thinking the overspray is glue or sealant that may be an overshot from a spray gun when my front cap was replaced. The good news of the bad is they got it on awning arm. That gives me a removal test area! But, still concerned about applications of remover to gel coat and decal.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:40 PM   #9
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alot of body shops use isopropyl alcohol 90%.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:11 AM   #10
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I had bad overspray on my vehicles from spray painting a fence (lesson learned). I used detailers clay (from auto parts store). Worked great and very easy.

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