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      08-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Iron particles on paint.

Lil history. Brake pad sensors gave out. Mechanic says its kool to ride on still has half pads left to go. Then boom passenger front wheel inner pad is more worn than the outer. Yes iron to iron (thanks Faz) rubbing. Buddy Faz heard the rubbing himself. So now got the stuff changed etc and decided to give my baby a wash. Long story short. I some how drove thru somewhere and cooking oil got from the two left tires unto side of car. While washing it just felt rough and Grindy. Only to notice the whole left side is covered in the stuff. Rust particles all down the side.
Tried grabbing a detail kit. Clay bar , compound but both barely gets anything off.. So I want to ask if anyone can recommend anything to these nasty stuff off?

I'll get some pics when it's dry out for you all to see the mess. Can't really see anything if the car is wet with all this rain.
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Try Claybar or Valugard ABC Wash System.
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Iron-X is what you want. Made specifically for this and should knock it out.
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^What Space Grey said

Iron X will disolve iron like butter. Just spray it on and let it sit for 5+ minutes and let it do its thing. It will spray on clear and then turn purple from the dissolving reaction. Run a claybar over the area after rinsing away iron X
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Thanks for the help guys!

Just to make sure I've got the right product ill post a link later for confirmation or if anyone can recommend a site that il be great also.
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Like what everyone else said, Iron X is what you need!
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M-B had an issue with this some years back with rail dust that had got on a batch of cars in shipping. They released a product to remove it but never sold it only gave it to dealers because if you don't follow instructions it can ruin your paint. I believe it was an oxalic acid solution; I have a few bottles I got from a friend who worked for a dealership and it is great for getting semi-met brake dust off of wheels.

TL;DR - either an oxalic acid solution or Iron-X are likely the correct products to use.
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http://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-...600/500-ml-S1/

Don't let the "cherry scent" fool you, it smells absolutely terrible. Gets the job done though.
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http://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-...600/500-ml-S1/

Don't let the "cherry scent" fool you, it smells absolutely terrible. Gets the job done though.
Thanks much for this.
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Auto finesse Iron out has high level of active ingredient like ironx, but is in a gel form.

Whichever you choose, you might as well apply to all your paint and wheels.
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Smile Thanks Again!

Thanks again everyone. Just got around to getting to this today. Still some spots left to go over but the progress is great.


BUT this shit smells terrible for real. I've finished using it like seven hours now and I am still nautious.

I did take the measure to do the front wheels done as they were covered in brake dust. (The inner side that is) Not much come off as the crap on there just seems to soak it up. I gave up after the brush wasn't doing much; oh and the fact that it stank! Might get the Sonax wheel cleaner for this job.

Thanks again for the recommendations guys. Should buy you guys beer or something. lol
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Thanks again everyone. Just got around to getting to this today. Still some spots left to go over but the progress is great.


BUT this shit smells terrible for real. I've finished using it like seven hours now and I am still nautious.

I did take the measure to do the front wheels done as they were covered in brake dust. (The inner side that is) Not much come off as the crap on there just seems to soak it up. I gave up after the brush wasn't doing much; oh and the fact that it stank! Might get the Sonax wheel cleaner for this job.

Thanks again for the recommendations guys. Should buy you guys beer or something. lol
If IronX wont clean your wheels, sonax wont have any effect either.
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If IronX wont clean your wheels, sonax wont have any effect either.
I was of the impression that the Sonax's slower acting formula might help. You seem to be right though.
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