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Old 05-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default removing rail dust, rust specks

I have a white '12 Civic EX. I really dont want to clay this car, is there any other way to get the tiny rust specks/rail dust off this thing? i thought i saw some spray on, let sit, wash off type cleaner at some point on here that turns purple. iron-off or something?

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Old 05-17-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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I would clay it. Don't be lazy.
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It's called Iron-X.

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Old 05-17-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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its a civic that we just pound milage into. really didnt want to take the effort

ah well. guess ill just do it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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If it's a beater like you just said then why do you care enough to ask how to "care" for it?

If you're just lazy then don't do it or get it done by a pro.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #5
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Just clayed my black 2006 Impreza. It was the easiest part of the car cleanup. Very fast, great result. Used a basic kit from Meguiars. Spray a little of the detail spray on your fingers so the clay does not stick to them.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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Iron Cut by AQuartz. It's like $17 a bottle, and 1/3 to 1/2 a bottle will do an entire car. So unless you're THAT lazy, just clay it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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Iron Cut by AQuartz. It's like $17 a bottle, and 1/3 to 1/2 a bottle will do an entire car. So unless you're THAT lazy, just clay it.
Bingo!
....But it should be clayed after you AQ it to get any remaining rust particles off the paint before sealing it with wax, or your back to square on in a month.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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just clay it! even if your go slow, it should take you less than an hour to clay the whole car. you won't regret doing it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #9
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I clay my other vehicles I'm just being lazy. Oh well, guess the civic will get some love
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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This is going to sound odd, but oven cleaner works pretty good. First, let me say I would only use it on a car that's not really worth anything, and you would just rather lose the rust speckles. I used this trick on a free Civic my cousin gave me. She lived in Chicago, near one of the "L" train lines. Car was full of rust/iron speckles. Oven cleaner and some elbow grease took it all off where nothing else I tried (at the time) did, and did not really seem to harm the paint.

Again, probably not for "good" cars, just beaters.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:00 AM   #11
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clay is the way. if you do it regularly on your other vehicles you should be able to knock it out quick no sweat on your civic. i can clay a full size pickup in less than an hour
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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Just clayed my black 2006 Impreza. It was the easiest part of the car cleanup. Very fast, great result. Used a basic kit from Meguiars. Spray a little of the detail spray on your fingers so the clay does not stick to them.
I used the same kit on my '12 WRX, only took about an hour or so, just bite the bullet and clay it up!
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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clay it and build up some muscles its good exercise! haha
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