How to Remove Paint Transfer from Car

After you finish or have someone finish painting your car, all you want is a brand new shiny looking car. However, that feeling of pride and happiness does not last long when you car comes in contact with other cars and create a colored marks on the car paint, which we call it paint transfer.

You should not worry much about this unpleasant. Paint transfer can be easily removed by yourself without going to auto repair shop as long as you have the proper equipment and techniques on how to remove paint transfer from car.

In case you are also encountering the same problem, read on for further instructions to get rid of the paint transfer mark on your car.

What you need to have before you start the job:

  • A light paint cleaner. You should choose the cleaner which is non-abrasive and capable of removing old super glue or wax effectively.
  • A microfiber cloth.
  • A bucket full of warm water and soap. Mix them thoroughly to create a foaming texture.
  • And since you are going to use cleaner, remember to wear personal protective equipment including gloves and masks before you start removing paint transfer from your car.

Basically, there are 3 types of paint transfer that you might see on your car including:

  • A deep 1 single line of paint transfer
  • A shallow 1 single line of paint transfer
  • Multiple lines of paint transfer

With different types of paint transfer, you will have different method to get rid of them from your car paint.

Here is the step by step guide on what you need to do to remove multiple lines paint transfer from your car:

1. First, you need to use the light paint cleaner and apply a small amount of the cleaner on the car surface you need to clean off.

2. Next, you need to use a microfiber cloth to rub the area which has the paint transfe21r. You should rub around the area of the paint transfer in circular motions and apply pressure to the stubborn part.

3. Keep in mind that although you need to rub vigorously to get rid of the paint transfer, don’t rub too hard as you can damage the paint of your car.

4. After you rub the area with the light paint cleaner, leave the cleaner there on the surface for some more minutes before coming back and rub the area once more to see if all of the paint transfer is removed. Repeat step 1 until that area is completely free from paint transfer.

5. Wash the area again with some soapy water. Just use a clean cloth, soak it into a bucket full of soapy water then bring it out and clean off the area you have just worked on.

6. After that, you can use a clean cloth to blot on the surface to get rid of the cleaner as well as drying the area you have just cleaned.

7. Next, you need to use touch up paint to cover the area of the paint transfer if there is any.

8. When you see that your car is clear of the paint transfer, you can apply some polish and wax to enhance the look of your car and add extra protection to it.

Caring for your car with multiple lines of paint transfer requires a lot of steps. In term of the single line of paint transfer, there are 2 steps that you need to do.

1. Make Sure You Remove Small Paint Transfer From Your Car

To remove the single line of paint transfer from your car, you need to use removal products. Make sure that there are products for hairline shallow paint transfer and product for paint transfer with deeper scratch. Make sure you read the label carefully to choose the most suitable product for the condition of the paint transfer in your car.

When you have the product in hand, just pour a small amount of the cleaner onto a clean microfiber cloth and rub the cloth against the paint transfer area of your car.

Remember to move in circles until you can finally get rid of all of the paint transfer.

Finally, clean the area with a wet and soap cloth. Use a clean cloth to blot out all the moisture and cream remaining,

2. Apply Heavy Duty Paint Polish

After you remove the paint transfer from your car, you need to use a kit to touch up your car paint. Follow the instruction on the heavy duty paint polish to give your car a thick and shiny coat to enhance its appearance as well as creating more protection against other incidents in the future.

Care after You Have Removed Paint Transfer

After you can successfully remove all of the paint transfer out of your car paint, you should do other things to ensure that your car always looks high quality and shiny.

  • First of all, you can use detailing clay to help you get rid of the airborne dirt and pollutants which have been struck on your car’s paint for a long time.
  • Secondly, you can apply a thin cover of polish onto your car with a car polisher.
  • And finally, you can use car was to apply a final coat to your car paint to enhance its look as well s protecting it from possible damage in the future.

I hope that with all of the information above, you would be able to easily follow to remove paint transfer from your car.

You will see that you can do this job in a short time with not so much effort. In addition, removing paint transfer from your car by yourself can help you save a lot of money you might have spent if you bring it to an auto repair service.

So if your car has paint transfer, go ahead and fix it now.

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