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      04-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Orange spots in paint. Rust?

So I have light orange dots all over my car. They look almost like rust dots but its on some plastic areas too. What is this? They vary in size and concentration and they are randomly on the body panels.
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      04-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Most likely industrial fallout.

Take some claybar to it and it will disappear.
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      04-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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You might try some "iron cut" (iron-x) spray and a clay bar.
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      04-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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my AW 2011 135 had them to it drove me nuts! I used meguiars ultimate compound with a micro fiber towel came right out!
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      04-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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It's called rail dust just Google it. I suggest doing what Dackel suggested which is using Iron X which will get rid of most to all of it followed by a clay bar and a good wax. You could just clay it but the Iron X makes it a hundred times easier. Also make sure to put a sealant or wax after the Iron X as it will eat up previous waxes.

Do not use Meguiars ultimate compound or any other polish as shemeld_135 suggested without first doing the above. The Meguiars product or any other polish must be used only after cleaning and decontaminating the paint.
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      04-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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It's called rail dust just Google it. I suggest doing what Dackel suggested which is using Iron X which will get rid of most to all of it followed by a clay bar and a good wax. You could just clay it but the Iron X makes it a hundred times easier. Also make sure to put a sealant or wax after the Iron X as it will eat up previous waxes.

Do not use Meguiars ultimate compound or any other polish as shemeld_135 suggested without first doing the above. The Meguiars product or any other polish must be used only after cleaning and decontaminating the paint.
+1 to the whole of what was posted
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      04-22-2013, 03:48 AM   #7
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http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...nd-a-clay-bar/
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      04-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #8
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that is only tars, use a good tar remover and after that a clay bar and you will be fine
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      04-22-2013, 06:53 AM   #9
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Thanks gents! This is my first non-dark colored car. Never saw this before. Ill get right on it!
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      04-22-2013, 07:34 AM   #10
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cool learned something new ha thanks!
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      04-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #11
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+ 1 ^^^ Use Iron-X.
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      04-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #12
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Everyone hit it right on the head. Here's the product.

http://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-...600/500-ml-S1/
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      04-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #13
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^ The stuff works quite well... But it does stink to high heaven, cherry scent or not.
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So can Iron-x be used in place of a clay bar? Detailing newb here, I have these orange spots on my AW 1er and it pisses me off.
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      04-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #15
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It looks like it will do almost as good of a job as claybar. Ill have to pick some up!
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      04-23-2013, 01:27 PM   #16
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So can Iron-x be used in place of a clay bar? Detailing newb here, I have these orange spots on my AW 1er and it pisses me off.
From what I've read, the Iron-X is used as a precursor to using a clay bar.
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      04-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #17
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Okay i was planning on just clay barring, but i'll do this prior now. Thanks!
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      04-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #18
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If its on alpine white it would be like many suggested fall out and iron contaminants.

you can use Auto Finesse Iron Out or Wolf's Decon Gel for this.

finish up by using a nanoskin autoscrub pad or clay bar.

for the tough stuff you can also use Stoner's Tarminator

take a look at a few 1's that we have done with these issues.

BMW 135 new car prep and opti coat

BMW 135 with coating applied

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      04-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #19
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^ I thought Wolf's Decon Gel was strictly for wheels... Not true?
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we find the Wolf's Decon works great on paint and the Sonax FE works better on wheels.
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From what I've read, the Iron-X is used as a precursor to using a clay bar.

It cuts down on the load on the clay bar, which eliminates marring on the paint. Really love Iron-X
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we find the Wolf's Decon works great on paint and the Sonax FE works better on wheels.
Good to know: You get twice as much Wolf's Decon (1000ml) than Iron-X (500ml) for about the same price (~ $20).
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