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    little brown specks on my hooood

    i have no idea what the hell they are, kinda hard to see from these pics, but it's the best i could get from my camera, i just washed my car today and noticed them, they wont come offf..i can feel them a little bit when i run my finger over them, anybody know what i could try to use to get them off?
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    I'd try a clay bar.

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    you must have the same problem lol.forgot you have the same color
    heres what i JUST found: "I do believe what you are talking about is called fallout. Its like acid rain and shows nicely on white cars. I just use a clay bar and it comes out with some rubbing. It gets worse in the winter from all the snow ."

    so i'll try that out, thank you

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    Yep. I had some on the Lumina before, and was able to get it off with a good claying. Of course there's some more on it now, but I haven't bothered...

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    I'd try a clay bar too. Really helped to clean up the white paint. Can't wait to do it tomorrow.

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    Yeah it's either that or rail dust/dust from people's brakes. We were just talking about this the other day. A clay bar will take it off, takes a little elbow grease from what I've seen. There is supposed to be this spray that'll take it off much easier than clay...but can't find the thread on the other forum. I'll have to ask around!
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    at first my brother thought it was rust coming through, i told him it wasnt..when i did a long yahoo search, i came acrossed this thread, guy described it as rust color also, im gonna have to try some claybar..thanks guys!

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    If they're caked on you may need to buff them off. I had to do that with mine, but they had been there for years when I got the car.
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    Yeah it's either that or rail dust/dust from people's brakes. We were just talking about this the other day. A clay bar will take it off, takes a little elbow grease from what I've seen. There is supposed to be this spray that'll take it off much easier than clay...but can't find the thread on the other forum. I'll have to ask around!
    Yes, it's called Iron X.
    Here are some pics of some cars I have detailed using this product. You spray it on, let it dwell for about 5 minutes and wipe it off. You can go the clay bar route, but it may take a while.
    This product turns purple when it reacts with the iron


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    hey thanks alot Third!
    right Psycho, these DAMN kids around here!

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    Never heard of IronX, but based on the pic above, it sounds like a good choice. Clay bars are of course a solid pick too. If you go the clay route, keep the affected area really wet, to avoid clay marking the paint.
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    the clay didnt work, neither did the goo gone i sprayed on a tiny spot at work, i might have to go with IronX, where could i pick it up, Autozone? etc.

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    Hmmm...it's probably on there pretty good. Did you try a buffer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdgenTa View Post
    Yes, it's called Iron X.
    Here are some pics of some cars I have detailed using this product. You spray it on, let it dwell for about 5 minutes and wipe it off. You can go the clay bar route, but it may take a while.
    This product turns purple when it reacts with the iron
    Yes! That's it, welcome to the site man
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