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Old 01-11-2013, 12:01 PM   #51
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Everyone: THIS IS NOT THE CAR RUSTING. As some have already pointed out...

What you see is completely normal and routine; and especially noticeable on white cars. They are rust specs on the paint, kicked up by the tires as you drive. It's a standard part of winter driving and similar specs can accumulate year-round from other sources like industrial fallout and rail dust from train tracks.

The way to undo this is to detail the car. A clay bar is one way to pull these off. You certainly do not need to make a warranty claim to repaint the car, the paint is fine and not causing this.
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Everyone: THIS IS NOT THE CAR RUSTING. As some have already pointed out...

What you see is completely normal and routine; and especially noticeable on white cars. They are rust specs on the paint, kicked up by the tires as you drive. It's a standard part of winter driving and similar specs can accumulate year-round from other sources like industrial fallout and rail dust from train tracks.

The way to undo this is to detail the car. A clay bar is one way to pull these off. You certainly do not need to make a warranty claim to repaint the car, the paint is fine and not causing this.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #53
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Agreed as above .... The last thing is a paint job you don't need.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #54
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I washed my car this weekend and I noticed this "rusting" on my White Platinum as well, especially on the rear bumper.

Looks like I have to do a full detailing with clay bar when it gets warmer.

Is it bad to leave it as is for a few months? (Prob won't get warm till Apr for Canada)
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Everyone: THIS IS NOT THE CAR RUSTING. As some have already pointed out...

What you see is completely normal and routine; and especially noticeable on white cars. They are rust specs on the paint, kicked up by the tires as you drive. It's a standard part of winter driving and similar specs can accumulate year-round from other sources like industrial fallout and rail dust from train tracks.

The way to undo this is to detail the car. A clay bar is one way to pull these off. You certainly do not need to make a warranty claim to repaint the car, the paint is fine and not causing this.
Awesome! never knew that, good info! More exclamation marks!
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I have a 2012 focus trend covered in rust spots the dealership has buffed the car and rust spots re appear. It was only 3 months old when I first noticed the spots. But may have been there from the beginning. I have paint protection before purchasing the vehicle and it does nothing to protect . The rust spots get worse daily. Not happy
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I have a 2012 focus trend covered in rust spots the dealership has buffed the car and rust spots re appear. It was only 3 months old when I first noticed the spots. But may have been there from the beginning. I have paint protection before purchasing the vehicle and it does nothing to protect . The rust spots get worse daily. Not happy
I'm sorry, but did you not read through this forum at all? It has been stated multiple times, wash the car and use a clay bar and it will take the spots away...

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Everyone: THIS IS NOT THE CAR RUSTING. As some have already pointed out...

What you see is completely normal and routine; and especially noticeable on white cars. They are rust specs on the paint, kicked up by the tires as you drive. It's a standard part of winter driving and similar specs can accumulate year-round from other sources like industrial fallout and rail dust from train tracks.

The way to undo this is to detail the car. A clay bar is one way to pull these off. You certainly do not need to make a warranty claim to repaint the car, the paint is fine and not causing this.
Gee, i've driven white cars for years and never had these 'rust' spots. tar sometimes yes, but not rust,,,, and i live where lots of salt, ore 'sand' and sand are used in the winter.....hmmmmm
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Shaunaf61 like other comments. Buffing the car won't likely get the embedded particles in the paint off. You will have to clay the vehicle. I am the OP that complained about the spots and after claying my car they are gone. I would also suggest investing in a bottle of Carpro Iron X. Not cheap (about $20) but works wonders. Spray the whole car with iron x, spray off, then finish off with clay and a good coat of fresh wax
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My car is Oxford white and exhibited the rail dust on the rear hatch off the lot. I've clay bar'd and waxed it twice within 10k miles using Mcguires products and it most definitely did not eliminate the contaminants in the clear coat. Yes, you can greatly reduce the signs of it by using a clay bar but sadly it will still be there. They are most severe directly under the rear window hatch area. I may have to look into the iron-x product but its a frustrating dilemma!
*edit*-I may give serious consideration to having a pro detailing shop try to get the hatch area perfect. At least that way I can combat minor rail dust as opposed to trying to reverse the severe stuff that's been burried from day 1.
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