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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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back and sides of car speckled with rust???

i've washed the car many many times...tried scraping it off with my fingernail...but still, just behind the front wheels and the back of the car (back bumper and trunk) are speckled with little tiny rust spots...
i've heard to use a claybar to remove these...anyone else have these?
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If the rust specks are not under your paint, but embedded in the topcoat, a claybar should pull them out. Just make sure to wash the areas really good before doing it and follow the directions on whatever claybar you get.
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i think it's turtlewax that makes a liquid claybar...would this work?

or should i just opt for a real claybar?
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For your particular problem you want a bar. Liquid <anything> you have to smear around on top of the paint - anything that it knocks out of the paint(rust particles in your case) will get smeared around along with the liquid, marring your finish. The clay bar embeds the stuff into the bar keeping it off your paint
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It's tar.

Claybar will remove it. Liquid is useless.

Unless it's rust coming through the paint.
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It's tar.
Wow! that's some long distance diagnosis. You could tell that all the way from Nova Scotia?

Hey Great White - I got this pain in my left leg can you tell me what it is?
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Wow! that's some long distance diagnosis. You could tell that all the way from Nova Scotia?

Hey Great White - I got this pain in my left leg can you tell me what it is?

Sure it's in your left.....ummm...... leg?



I've got a stone white. It gets this crrap over it all the time. Looks like rust but it will come off with varsol and lots of rubbing or easily with the caly bar products. The clue is he has "rust flecks" on his rear bumper. Last time I checked, plastic doesn't rust............

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I am under the assumption that rockst*r is sharp enough to recognize road tar. The clay bar should take care of it either way
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I am under the assumption that rockst*r is sharp enough to recognize road tar. The clay bar should take care of it either way
it actually kinda looks like road salt might've sprayed up there in the winter. darn, i was JUST at autozone yesterday and should've picked up a claybar from them.
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The clue is he has "rust flecks" on his rear bumper. Last time I checked, plastic doesn't rust............
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yeah my bumper is def plastic.....LMAO
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The clue is he has "rust flecks" on his rear bumper. Last time I checked, plastic doesn't rust............
holy hell, how'd i miss that one?
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Plastic doesn't rust, BUT...brake dust and rail dust does.

If you have contaminants stuck into the surface of your paint they can rust and create small little rust speckles. A good medium or agressive claybar will remove them no problem.

It's a good idea to claybar every so often so this kind of thing doesn't happen. When a car is shipped by train, the rail dust (little shards of metal) from the tracks can settle on the car. The same with brake dust. Normal washing won't remove the little shards of metal that make up the dust as they've become embedded in your topcoat.

I'm thinking (since the areas are right behind the wheels) that this is from brake dust. Heck, if the car has been driven during winter it could be metal shavings from the snow plow's blade.

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holy hell, how'd i miss that one?
You missed it cause Mr. White edited his post!!! we all know the bumpers are plastic. I assume you say rust because the specks are reddish brown? tar, metal, boogers, the clay bar will square it away.

And Keith UR PHONE SUCKS
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You missed it cause Mr. White edited his post!!! we all know the bumpers are plastic. I assume you say rust because the specks are reddish brown? tar, metal, boogers, the clay bar will square it away.

And Keith UR PHONE SUCKS

Not quite.......

I always seem to have to edit my posts for spelling.........

His reference to how did I miss that one was about his bumper being plastic, not that I wrote it.

As I said already, clay bar. It's tar flecks or raod crap, they'll almost look yellow. Happens after winter, mostly, bit you can get it anytime.

By the way 04, what's your issue here? The guy has something on his paint, the clay bar will take it off. End of issue. You trying to start something?

Chill man, nothing here about you, unless you make it so..........

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okay so claybar it is!

then wash, wax, put some of that tire-letter colorer on, and enjoy
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