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Old 10-19-2018, 12:25 AM   #1
subirex116
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Default Some type of stain "rust" under heritage blue paint

I was detailing my car yesterday and noticed this almost stain in the paint. It was not there on 9/26 when I hand washed the car last. I have the opticoat coating on the car as well.

I cannot hit it with a fingernail and cleaner wax did not remove it. I'm not sure if wet sanding would remove it at this point either. Taking it into the dealership to see if it is covered under warranty since the car only has 4700 miles on it and I just got it in April.

Curious if anyone has seen this before on a Subaru or any other ideas to try to clean it up? Just dont trust the dealership to not go crazy and pain half the car to "fix" it and then I'm out the money for the opticoat again.

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Old 10-19-2018, 12:50 AM   #2
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Subaru offers 5year/unlimited mile on rust coverage.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:00 PM   #3
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Where is it located on the car? Behind the wheels, maybe indicating something from the road? Or on a top surface, indicating something from a tree possibly? I've seen that orangish color fallout from trees before.

Clay would be one of the first options to try. Then isopropyl alchohol and/or acetone.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:23 PM   #4
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Right, is it staining from tire dressing by any chance? My dealer dipped my tires in heavy glaze when I drove it off the lot and it left dots of stains on my white 19' WRX from sling. I was pretty pissed because clay, degreaser, polish, etc did not work as it was stained in the clear coat.

Knowing that one way to remove such stains is leaving the car out in the sun, I let UV do the work. Took a good 7-8 weeks, but it is completely gone.
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:50 PM   #5
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Subaru offers 5year/unlimited mile on rust coverage.
That only covers perforation so this wonít be covered. Doesnít really look like rust though looks like itís on or in the paint.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:07 PM   #6
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Have you tried soaking it with some quick detailer?
It looks pretty surface.
Also I don't see how that can be rust when it's on plastic bumper.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:17 PM   #7
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Do you have any Iron X? It is hard to see what this is from the image, but, if the dealer does not do anything about this, I would first try Iron X (in the event this is just surface oxidation caused by some sort of metal particles that landed on the paint) and then a fine grit clay bar if the Iron X does not remove it (you may want to check with the installer of your ceramic coating what clay bar they advise that can remove bonded contaminants without removing the ceramic coating itself. IIRC, Pinnacle makes a detailing clay that is made specifically for that purpose.)
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