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Well my neighbour had his house painted the other day and today I have noticed over spray on my car. The company have come round and had a look and said they will get it sorted. He was telling me the best way to get it off is with petrol?

Anyone had any experience washing a car with petrol?
 

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I had this done to my Audi once. White speckles all over it.

I wouldn't put petrol on it.

I did it with warm water and soap it took hours and hours. Then t cut then layers of wax.

Maybe some specialist products people know of here.

It's a nightmare.
 

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Id be taking it to a proper detailers and sending your neighbour the bill! Wouldn't touch my car with petrol let alone let some builder or painter touch it! Talk to the neighbour and give him the price to have it fixed and go from there, should have told you he was having it painted in the first place so you could move the car! Really annoys me this!! 😡😡
 

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I would listen to SavageRS... i wouldnt be letting anyone pour petrol over my car, that sounds like the stupidest idea ever!

Will be nice when it gets through the bonnet vents and you start your own little bonfire.... just in time for the 5th!

Take it to a professional and get them to pay the bill!

Where abouts are you located?
 

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If you think that white spots are bad when I worked for Rover the car park was next to a station on the main railway line into Birmingham. Any car parked there for any length of time was covered in iron filings from the trains brakes that rusted into the paintwork, luckily my vehicle was company owned at the time.

As mentioned I wouldn't try to remove the paint dots, I have tried in a similar situation just get it removed professionally and certainly not with petrol.
 

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LMFAO

I would listen to SavageRS... i wouldnt be letting anyone pour petrol over my car, that sounds like the stupidest idea ever!

Will be nice when it gets through the bonnet vents and you start your own little bonfire.... just in time for the 5th!

Take it to a professional and get them to pay the bill!

Where abouts are you located?
 

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The company that painted the neighbours house were just round again. I explaind i wasn't to happy with a couple builders going over the car and that I want it done properly so I'm taking the car to a detailing place to get a quote.

Wasn't impressed when the young apprentice laughed and said why not just let us wash it. I felt like hitting the wee ***** they just thought I'm being to anal about the situation but there a lot of hard earned cash in my car and I wash it more than I drive it.

I have spoken with a few people about the situation and have been told by one that yes petrol does work and is meant to do a good job of removing things like tar but it needs to be done right other wise you'll end up damaging the paintwork.
I'm in Fife so hopefully going to take the car to magic detailing in leven
 

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The company that painted the neighbours house were just round again. I explaind i wasn't to happy with a couple builders going over the car and that I want it done properly so I'm taking the car to a detailing place to get a quote.

Wasn't impressed when the young apprentice laughed and said why not just let us wash it. I felt like hitting the wee :censored: they just thought I'm being to :censored: about the situation but there a lot of hard earned cash in my car and I wash it more than I drive it.

I have spoken with a few people about the situation and have been told by one that yes petrol does work and is meant to do a good job of removing things like tar but it needs to be done right other wise you'll end up damaging the paintwork.
I'm in Fife so hopefully going to take the car to magic detailing in leven
Keep us updated mate, definitely don't let them touch it tho 👍
 

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What a complete fool !! I guess you'll be referring to masonry paint, Beleive me that is a right mare to get off !!!
I bought a fez rst off a bloke who's neighbour had painted the outside of his house and then painted / treated the fences with Cuprinol !!!
The poor fez had dots of paint and creosote all over it !!!
Had to use a heavy compound and a machine polisher to remove it all.
Get hold of your nearest reputable detailer and get him to sort it out. As already said do not let the loon near it with petrol and give him the bill.
 

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Having detailed many many cars over the years , I would recommend a clay cloth, plenty of clay lube and elbow grease , if this works then follow with a good wash, Polish and wax .
If the clay cloth doesn't do the trick then use tardis , again plenty of elbow grease , and only use on the car body , not the plastics or trims .
 

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First step. Wash car as this will remove some and gives a clearer image of whats left.

Second step. Assess and plan next procedure... ie clay bar

Third step after clay re wash and re assess if not 100% go back to second step.
If all speckles are gone. Apply some LSP.

As mentioned you have a option to get a detailer do it or do it yourself but they offer compensation in time and costs.

Hope this helps
 
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