Done by Hand to Ensure Quality Results

Our process in removing overspray, uses proprietary cleaning products and techniques that ensure unmatched results. These techniques vary depending on the vehicle finish and type of contamination.

Our Overspray process

Our Process of Removing Overspray

Our hand process gently removes overspray without harming the paint surface or clear coat. Proprietary cleaning products and techniques ensure unmatched results. These techniques vary depending on the vehicle finish and type of contamination.

Detail shops may not be skilled or knowledgeable enough to understand the exact nature of the contamination. Often the detail company will use a mechanical buffer to clean epoxy, for instance, and will inadvertently put scratches on the surface of the car they are cleaning. Detailing certainly has its place but may not be appropriate for cleaning overspray contamination. Our certified technicians are fully qualified for handling all types of overspray removal, no matter the contaminant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Overspray is any airborne foreign contaminant, usually from the result of painting projects or industrial fallout, that is capable of blowing miles away and landing on any surface. Not all overspray is dramatically visible – a vehicle’s finish may feel rough to the touch or look dull. Overspray substances can be various types of paint, sealant or any caustic material. Overspray happens with wind and elevation cause paint or other contaminates to drift and settle on vehicles below. Most likely this happens with painting on bridges, water towers, or buildings. Other scenarios include running over tar, road spray or debris.


It really depends on the trim and type of overspray. If the moldings, such as textured moldings, are not cleanable, we note the part for supplemental coverage from the insurance company. However, We have been able to successfully clean most trim. If the moldings are not cleanable, and have a high success rate for cleaning textured trim. We will discuss your options.


The cost to remove overspray from one vehicle varies depending on type of overspray, vehicle size, location, and also the number of vehicles affected. Nationwide does not charge for any administrative or hidden expenses, only the amount to repair the vehicle. Conventional repairs for removing overspray from cars through body shops are often 3 to 4 times more costly.


The Nationwide Overspray experts gently remove overspray with a careful process that does not harm the clear coat. We do not remove overspray with mechanical buffers. Everything is done by hand. We may use a dual action buffer in the final polishing step to hone the finish to a glossy shine. Proprietary cleaning products and techniques ensure unmatched results. No sanding or buffing is performed to ensure the vehicle is returned to its previous condition or better. These techniques vary depending on the vehicle finish and type of contamination. Nearly 40 years of experience has taught us the best method for any situation. The Nationwide Overspray experts always start with the least aggressive technique.


The time required for removing overspray from cars varies based on the size, color, and severity of the overspray. Most vehicles can be completed within the same day.


Our process is manufacturer approved and dealership recommended. It ensures only the overspray contaminant is removed, and the clear coat is not harmed.


If you are local and would prefer to drop off your vehicle, you are more than welcome, however, Nationwide Overspray is fully mobile, we will come to your house, school, work, or wherever the vehicle is located and repair it on-site. If the claim is located at a business with multiple cars, our overspray experts set up a schedule to clean while the car owner is at work.

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Professional Paint Overspray Removal

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Proprietary Cleaning Techniques

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All Cleaning By Hand

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Vehicle Returned To Its Previous Condition or Better

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