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Old 05-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #11
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The Focus I have at this moment is my third white car. I had this ''Oh Sh**'' moment too when I saw some rust on the side of my first white car back in 1996. After the initial shock moment...and a good wash...all of it went away.

It was and is still, brake pad metal dust that collects on the side of the car. Nothing to worry about. But I admit, it is freaky the first time you see it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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polution or contamination - call Ford service -
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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Rail dust, from the train ride from the factory.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #14
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If it's stuck in the wax you can cut it with dawn dish soap. After I would wash it with a good car soap and then wax it. Dawn will pretty much remove all wax but you'll need to re-wax it asap.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #15
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I had the same rail rust issue on my last car. It's more noticable on white cars.
I took it to a detail shop and they removed it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:50 PM   #16
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I've only used a clay bar on my car once. Ironically, the only panels I didn't do were the doors... (don't ask why... well, you probably will anyway - it was getting late and I still needed to wax it and everything. Ended up taking the wax off with a flashlight in hand. lol) Maybe I should get on that now that's it's nice outside again.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:05 PM   #17
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Don't call Ford Service! They do not know how to detail a car!!

Call my buddy Paul @ http://www.parkavenuedetailing.com/home.html
Email: paul@parkavenuedetailing.com

He will detail your car to perfection. He will use Iron-X, to dissolve the iron filings, and then clay the car to remove any other contamination. Of course followed by a polish and wax.

The first two things I did with my Ti was to Krown it, and then bring it to Paul to have it detailed to remove the contamination and protect it!
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #18
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Nope, not near any train tracks. I've discovered that I can scrape them off with a fingernail. It's like they're stuck on the surface of the wax. The whole car is covered with them except the hood and the roof. That's why I'm thinking brake dust. I don't think it's contaminants as the metal doesn't seem to be involved. I do park outdoors all year though.
Oh don't do that. You should never scrape with your fingernail, you could mar the clear coat. Such damage can probably be buffed out, but you should never do that.

I once had a silver car and when I was washing it I noticed that there were tiny oil spots all over it. They were very fine, and you had to look real close to see them. I'm guessing I drove behind someone that was burning a lot of oil for a while and it accumulated on my car. Clay bar took care of that just fine. It's good stuff.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #19
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Could also be rail dust.

Don't park near any train tracks, do you?
Rail dust from when the car was delivered. Clay bar will remove this. I had some on my Buick Regal, on the plastic. Do it now before it gets worse.
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I know a guy in Ottawa who does detailing as well, if you want his information, send me a PM.
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