How to Use Sandpaper to Remove Paint Globs From a Car


Begin sanding the glob with 800 grit sandpaper and continue sanding until it is more or less even with the regular paint job.


Switch to 1000 grit sandpaper, and sand lightly to even out the glob farther.


Switch to 1500 grit to begin polishing the paint glob when it looks close to being level with your original paint job.


Switch to 2000 grit to polish and blend the glob in with the surrounding paint.


Unscrew the top of the clear-coat lacquer bottle and dip the artists paint brush into it. You don't need much more than to just cover the tip.


Brush delicately over the spot. The lacquer will fill in any tiny scratches and blend in with the original paint. Let dry over night.


Polish the lacquer with 2000 grit sandpaper, if needed, and apply another coat.

Tips and Warnings

  • Taking your time while being patient is the key here. It may take a while, but the results will be worth it.
  • Globs of paint from spills or touch ups can ruin the paint job on any car. Globs can be small or large drips or just touched up paint that looks like a lump, and either of those can be an unsightly addition that needs to be taken care of. If a bad looking touch up glob has formed, you will be able to use sandpaper and some regular clear-coat lacquer to make any spot virtually vanish. It will take a little time and some elbow grease, but if you can see this through, a glob of a paint spot can be made to blend in and look as good as new.