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Old 10-20-2015, 09:40 AM
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Default Need help with paint issues (brake rust)

Hey all,
So I have brake rust in my front right (passengers side) fender.
The car was driven passed the brake pad indicator (I was told it never made a sound and when I repaired it, I didnt see one there)... anyways, because of this the metal rivots under the pads tore into the brake rotors and sprayed metal dust all over the passengers side of the car. Its been some time that this dust has been there, and the side looks like it has seen some weather since this has happened too.
So my question is what can I do to get that metal dust out of the paint, and can I save the paint on that side?

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Old 10-20-2015, 09:47 AM
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Your best bet is going to be washing the area with Dawn dish soap, then trying a clay bar, then compound/polish/wax
 
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Chibi,
Why Dawn?
And you think it is salvageable?

Isnt claybar basically spraying water over an area of the car, and rubbing the clay over that area?
 
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:19 AM
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Dawn helps strip the wax or anything else that's on the clear coat, so that when you clay bar you are getting the contaminants out of the clear, and not just taking the wax off.
 
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:33 AM
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Thanks!!!
Given I am not sure how much wax is on this, if any.
But like you said, best to make sure I am pulling it out of the clear.
Any other helpful tips for someone who has never done claybar before?
 
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:15 PM
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Keep the area saturated with spray detailer while claying, constantly knead the clay throughout the process to keep it clean.

It's pretty easy to use, and probably your best bet
 
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Ok, thanks for the info!!
 
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:15 PM
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Another product to look into is iron x
Iron X Iron Remover, CQuartz IronX, Paint Cleaner, paint decontamination

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:16 AM
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Awesome!!!
Another possibility. I hope they work... I wanna keep the paint because I have a feeling if I get it repainted it won't just be a spray and it will cost so much.

Thanks!
 
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Keep the area saturated with spray detailer while claying, constantly knead the clay throughout the process to keep it clean.

It's pretty easy to use, and probably your best bet
X2... Plus don't use the whole bar, tear pieces off of it, follow the instructions. If you drop it, get another piece of the clay bar as even a very small piece of debris embedded in the clay will scratch your paint. Wipe the area dry with a microfiber as you go. After you do this to your satisfaction, you will want to apply new wax or even apply a polish to it before the wax is applied. Might as well clay bar your whole car while your at it, sounds like it needs it.
 

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