Overspray Removal

Overspray, Ash & Chemical Removal

Even a slight wind can carry most airborne contaminants far beyond a work site. These airborne particles can damage most any surface and may drift for several miles. Below is a general breakdown of the common types of debris that can be found on vehicles.

Paint Coatings and Linings

These materials are commonly used for corrosion protection and are usually applied by spray, brush or roller. Common types of coatings and linings are epoxies, urethanes, alkyds and acrylics.

Industrial Fallout & Chemical Emissions

Plant operations create various types of emissions such as petrochemical by-products and post-stack combustion. Other manufacturing operations can produce various types of emissions such as fly ash, smoke and other chemical releases.

Roofing / Resurfacing Material / Tar / Oil Deposits

Surfacing materials used on roofs such as polyurethane foam or asphalt, tar and oil used on roadways are examples of these types of overspray. Metal Oxides – Metal fabrication, railroad transportation, sandblasting and mining operations produce metal oxide by-products. These by-products, commonly referred to as “rail dust,” can rust after settling on the finish, causing light-red spots.

Cement / Mineral Deposits

Cement, salt, lime, fertilizers, calcium and other minerals may result in overspray damage to the paint finish and other surfaces if left untreated.

Environmental Damage / Acid Rain

Industrial pollutants and emissions drift into the air and may combine with rain, snow or morning dew to form acids. These diluted acids settle on the vehicle’s surface and as water evaporation occurs, the acid becomes of a higher concentration and may damage the surfaces, leaving slight depressions or craters.

Organic Airborne Materials

Acidic properties in bird droppings, insects, trees and pollen may cause organic damage to painted surfaces. If not treated, in time these and other organic materials may result in paint degradation.

Line Paint

Line paint from our streets is a very common type of epoxy-based reflective overspray that attaches and embeds to the top coat of the car’s finish. This coating generally cures within moments of the damage occurring.

AutoPrada’s comprehensive service goes well beyond the actual overspray removal. We thoroughly document the procedure from beginning to end to help provide assistance to the insurance company, self-insured, industrial contractor or private party to establish the successful conclusion—signaled by the owner’s satisfaction.