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How to remove excessive clear-coat

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I fixed a scratch and applied clear-coat.

By mistake I spray clear-coat on non effected area also and end up with a run about 5 to 6 inches.

Please suggest me the way to remove the excessive (run) clear-coat from car without removing the base coat?

Thanks in advance.

Srini
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I would try clay bar, followed by a very light polish, and wax
If the run has any real thickness to it, you are best to wet sand it with a sanding block to flatten it before bringing back the shine with polishing compound. Wet sanding takes significant skill. I suggest that you get an estimate from a quality body shop. It should not be an expensive correction.

Good luck!
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If it is a run then a clay bar will have no effect, that only works for overspray. Wet sanding is the only way- if you are not very experienced at it I would go right to a body shop, it should be very cheap to fix...
If the run has any real thickness to it, you are best to wet sand it with a sanding block to flatten it before bringing back the shine with polishing compound. Wet sanding takes significant skill. I suggest that you get an estimate from a quality body shop. It should not be an expensive correction.

Good luck!
If you are asking this question, then don't try it yourself. A GOOD, real, actual detailer will be able to take care of this for not much money. He'll need a heavy cutting compound or a wet sand.

I'm not being flippant when I say that. Your best bet is to go to the detailing forum and ask where the nearest pros are. Hint - they're not the guys who work at the car wash.

Edit:

Saw you are in NJ. Contact this guy: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/member.php?u=245919
Guys***8217; thank you very much for your suggestions and looks detailing is better option for me.
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