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    2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    This car belongs to a new client who found me locally. It was recently purchased from a Ford dealership used, with less than 30k miles.

    The problem was the entire finish felt very rough like sandpaper, all of the plastic, chrome, & glass was coated in overspray as well. The horizontal surfaces as well as the right side of the vehicle were coated the worst.

    After the overspray was removed we decided to get the car protected for this upcoming winter.

    I estimated 4.5 hrs from start to finish, ended up taking close to six.

    Before:





    Pressure Wash.
    Tires/wheels cleaned with PP 1:1 & Wheel Brightener 4:1.
    Bugs soaked with 3D Bug & Tar Remover.
    Foamed/washed with Hyper-Wash
    IronX.
    Clay with Meguiars Red Aggresive Clay & ONR.
    Re- Wash.

    The mild blue clay did nothing but shave off the overspray, I pulled out the red clay and that did the job much faster & much easier. The overspray removal was done during the wash step, inspection & touch ups were performed after the surface was dry & no longer wet. Looked under various light sources and there was no marring from using the aggressive clay either.

    During:















    The interior was free of dirt and had very little dust.

    But the carpet was not properly shampooed and some areas had severe hardness due to cleaning solution & dirt still being present. I was not getting paid to do anything to the interior other than clean the glass & vacumm & wipe it down. But I took some plain hot water and a sponge to extract old dirt/solution and soften & brighten up the carpet. It worked and removed the hardness but the carpet still needs a proper/formal treatment. Took only ten extra minutes.



    Back to the exterior.

    After all overspray was 100% removed.

    HD POXY
    All Season Dressing on the tires/wells.
    Glass cleaned with Glass Cleaner Concentrate 10:1.
    ONR wash all the jambs.















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    Great Job Nick!! Looks brand new!! Keep up the excellent work!!
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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    Nice job Nick! I think the Hi-Tech Magna Spnge sold by ADS would hve made even quicker work for you on this job. Depending on your pressure, you can make it as mild as a mild clay bar or using lots of pressure, you can make it as aggressive or more aggressive than the red Meguiars clay. Just an idea.
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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    nice job.
    i love town cars.
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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    Well done, Nick.

    Overspray can be really tricky and add many hours of extra work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn T. View Post
    I think the Hi-Tech Magna Sponge sold by ADS would hve made even quicker work for you on this job. Depending on your pressure
    Shawn, do you use that sponge regularly? I have one which I never opened. I heard marring complains after it was used by some detailers.

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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    Nice job Nick.
    I might need to buy a more agressive clay as well to cut on claying time. Right now I have the Riccardo yellow clay and it is very mild.

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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    Nice work Nick

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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    Great job Nick. 6 hours is not bad at all.
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    Re: 2004 Lincoln Town Car - Overspray Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Carfire View Post
    Great Job Nick!! Looks brand new!! Keep up the excellent work!!
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn T. View Post
    Nice job Nick! I think the Hi-Tech Magna Spnge sold by ADS would hve made even quicker work for you on this job. Depending on your pressure, you can make it as mild as a mild clay bar or using lots of pressure, you can make it as aggressive or more aggressive than the red Meguiars clay. Just an idea.
    Thanks Shawn. I will have to look at that on ADS. Might just pull the trigger.

    Quote Originally Posted by ali pontiac View Post
    nice job.
    i love town cars.
    Thanks. They seem to drive nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by greg0303 View Post
    Well done, Nick.

    Overspray can be really tricky and add many hours of extra work.



    Shawn, do you use that sponge regularly? I have one which I never opened. I heard marring complains after it was used by some detailers.
    Thank you Greg.

    I had not heard any marring complaints until now, so I guess I might hold off on giving the sponge a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by PursuitSE View Post
    Nice job Nick.
    I might need to buy a more agressive clay as well to cut on claying time. Right now I have the Riccardo yellow clay and it is very mild.
    Thanks.

    Havent used the Riccardo clay but the aggressive red clay handled the overspray situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    Nice work Nick
    Thank you aris.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemin8r View Post
    Great job Nick. 6 hours is not bad at all.
    Thank you Jesse.
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