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Old 06-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
daniel5on
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My SWP Rex is getting little rust spots on the front doors , i dont have mud flaps so i assume thats where im getting these pinhole sized spots from. They are starting to rust and getting more noticeable to me but only when im washing it.

My question is , can this be taken care of with a good rubbing compound and then a quality wax or is this going to be more in depth to take care off? I want my baby looking as good as possible.

Ill take pics and post soon
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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Buy the Meguiar's clay bar kit, it comes with cleaner wax, a Microfiber towel, quick detailer and some cleaner wax. Those alone will help to remove those rust spots.

That's how I got rid of them on my hatch after the winter here in IL
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After (yeah, there's still 1 or 2 specs in this picture, those also came out, this pic was after the first pass with clay/cleaner wax)
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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It's just rail dust and iron deposits. You can usually get it out with a mild clay bar and chemical paint cleanser. That or you can try to get some IronX to chemically dissolve them out.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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I would definitely get some IronX, being that you've already clayed

I haven't used it personally, but have read & seen enough to buy it.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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Get a clay bar kit a walmart for $17 and go over the whole car after washing but make sure you have plenty of time because it is a slow process. You can use the normal grey clay for the metal parts of the car, but when you get to the plastic like bumpers and sideskirts you will want to order a blue claybar that is more aggresive, otherwise your arm is going to hurt trying to use the grey bar on plastic. Then wax when you're done!
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:12 AM   #6
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i had this on my 11 as soon as i got it in december. Was 100% sure it was rust spots but someone kept telling me no its not. Anyways, clayed it and it camr out. Bought the meguires clay kit and my arms were dead after trying to rub out the spots. but clay did wonders to remove. They sell like iron-x which is suppose to remove most iron deposits. Havent invested in that yet but plan on doing so.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #7
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anyone have an idea of the longer term effects of rail dust? i've been searching all over to find out if this is really a longer term issue, or if removing it one or two times a year is all you need to do.

also, has anyone had paint decontamination done professionally? an acid neutralizer and then they follow up with a clay bar... i've read this is the best way to take care of the problem on a longer term basis. if you have, can you give me a rough idea of how much it costs? any help is appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
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Rail dust is some good **** sniff sniff
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:23 PM   #9
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anyone have an idea of the longer term effects of rail dust? i've been searching all over to find out if this is really a longer term issue, or if removing it one or two times a year is all you need to do.

also, has anyone had paint decontamination done professionally? an acid neutralizer and then they follow up with a clay bar... i've read this is the best way to take care of the problem on a longer term basis. if you have, can you give me a rough idea of how much it costs? any help is appreciated.


I think it is an issue because if you don't clay it, the spots get bigger over time. I clay mine every spring and take spots off as needed throughout the year
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #10
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Isn't there an 8 year 80,000 mile corrosion warranty on all new cars? I know my father in laws van in buffalo started rusting after three years. They told him they would replace the hood, but he would have to get it painted. I guess there's always a catch.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:29 PM   #11
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I believe what you're talking about is "Rust Through", and this is completely different.

Iron X, followed by claybar, then polish, wax, and seal.
It's my bi-yearly routine.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:10 AM   #12
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I believe what you're talking about is "Rust Through", and this is completely different.

Iron X, followed by claybar, then polish, wax, and seal.
It's my bi-yearly routine.
Always seal before wax.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:52 PM   #13
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i have the same issue. my dealer said its just rust coming off other people's exhaust and that it should not be an issue.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #14
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i have the same issue. my dealer said its just rust coming off other people's exhaust and that it should not be an issue.

Lol thats a dumbass excuse, the dealer obviously doesn't know anything about paint and gave you that lame excuse.
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