Line X overspray on paint.

Z77Z77Z

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Brought my week old truck into Line X today to have the bed done. Upon closer inspection at home I noticed they got some overspray on the leading edge of the side of the box where it meets the cab on the passenger side, Called them up and after telling me to use some different solvents to clean it off (which I wasn't going to attemp) told me I could bring it in and they' d take care of it. Well they weren't able to and offered to have their body shop sand it and repaint it.

Now my question is what would you do? I plan on stopping by my body guy and getting his opinion in the morning. I just don't feel good about someone hacking into my brand new truck's paint. What's a reasonable course of action on this do you think?

Btw. It's a 2014 crew cab 1500 with the black ram express package.
 

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I had some light overspray from my rockers being done. I wasn't gonna let them touch my truck. I clayed and polished my truck since it was due for a spring cleaning anyway. It all came out but they should definitely be paying the bill for what ever route you go.
 

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You have a pic?
 

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I'll try to get a pic posted when I get home tomorrow sometime( I'm on the road working now) . Stopped by the body shop that I trust today they haven't ran into this exact senerio yet but think the best course of action would be to lightly sand it by hand with fine sandpaper to open up the line x to let the solvent soak in then try to remove it with a plastic or rubber scraper and buff when done.
 

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You have me nervous now. I'm about to get my bed sprayed next week.
 

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I haven't gotten my line x done yet, but I've also heard that claying the area with a claybar and polishing will take care of it.
 

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Lol, been searching for more cases of this seems some people recommend a clay bar, but not sure that would do the trick here.

Jadocs, I'd wax the **** out of it before you went in and bring up the point of overspray, and inspect everything as soon as it's done, is something is wrong maybe it'd still be soft enough to wipe off.

My big concern is it's right on the radius of the panel where the paint is the thinnest. I'm just considering my options yet including leaving it be and just getting compensated for it considering its black line x on a black truck, but being a week old truck it's kinda hard to just overlook. I still need to contact the body shop line x wants to use and see what they have to say.
 

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I would give the 3M Eraser wheel a try, works wonders for removing the adhesive after debadging which isn't that different than the box liner when it comes to adhesive qualities.
 

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^+1. I would give an eraser wheel a try.
 

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Take it back to them and ask if they can wetsand a buff your paint. that's about only way to get it off.
 
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