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dbaker
Oct 4th, 2005, 08:03 AM
Just got a good used 85 Vette.The car has been recently repainted and looks good,but their is a lot of color overspray under the hood and engine.Painter probably didn't have a down draft booth.

How is the best way to get this stuff off and clean the alum engine parts?

Also,the original alum wheels are good but very dull.How can I bring these back to life?

Thanks
Dbaker
Carolina Boy
db2@dellmail.com

Mike Phillips
Oct 4th, 2005, 08:11 AM
Hi dbaker,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :wavey

To remove overspray off of anything that is smooth and non-porous you could try using a piece of detailing clay.

Quik Clay System (http://www.meguiars.com/estore/product_detailpage.cfm?product=Quik-Clay-Detailing-System&sku=G-11)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/1008Quik_Clay.jpg

For other areas in the engine compartment that can be a touch nut to crack as you need to find something that will remove the overspray paint but won't affect the surface/material the paint is stuck onto.

You might try a safe product like Goo-Gone, or wiping with a solvent like Stoddard Solvent, or perhaps Mineral Spirits. Another idea that might work is a non-Acetone finger nail polish remover.

My wife Lynn was able to remove Marhyde paint off the leather seats of this Corvette using a non-acetone finger nail polish remover.

From this Extreme Makeover,
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=218


Here's the before,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2dyeonseatbefore.jpg

Here's the after,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/21999CorvetteSeatRestoreAfter-med.jpg

And Here's a shot of the interior after she detailed it,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/21999CorvetteInteriorDetailbyLynn.jpg



Always test a product in a small inconspicuous area first.

Best of luck...