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Old 01-10-2013, 03:30 PM   #21
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I'm still curious if the car is truly rusting or if something that got on your pain is rusting. Have you tried spot cleaning them?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #22
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As soon as I read your post I thought "I wonder if it's white?".

I Purchased a 2000 Oxford White F150 in May of 2000. In January of 2001 it had rust specs. It freaked me out but they never got worse.

I waxed my truck 3 or 4 times a year the first 5 years and then probably 2 times a year the next 6 years. The rust specs never developed into anything and only showed up in the winter after icy/salty streets. Keep an eye on them, but I'm hoping it's the same thing I experienced. If so, nothing to worry about.

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I'm still curious if the car is truly rusting or if something that got on your pain is rusting. Have you tried spot cleaning them?
I wondered the same thing about my truck. It's quite possible it's a contaminate in the paint itself.


2011 Fiesta with the same problem. Oxford White too.

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #23
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Cool ill keep that in mind thanks
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #24
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Well , if you think about salt is a crystal, and it isnt acting on your car/paint when its dry its only when you combine it into a solution with water that the two become distructive. Water creates oxidization ,H2O, O being the reactive element with iron, and salt is a catalyst. So it is preferable in the winter to wash your vehicle as little as possible.

Its works in the same way as a battery, the metal being the anode, and oxygen/water being the cathode, and salt speeds up the transfer of electrons.

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If they are small rust spots (like the size of a pinhead) it is most likely rail dust or other industrial fallout that has become embedded in the clear coat and then the particles themselves have rusted. It can be caused by metal fragments from rail dust that fall on the car during transportation, or even your car's brake dust. It affects all cars, but is most noticeable on light colored cars, especially white. If that is what it is, it won't be covered under warranty, as there is nothing wrong with the paint.

The good news is that it is very easily corrected. Hit the link for more information. You will need to wash the car and use a clay bar on it, which will literally pull the fragments out of the clear coat, removing the specs of rusted contaminants. Then wax the car to help prevent more spots in the future.

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Listen man, you live where there is salt on the road so go do yourself a favour and get the car oilsprayed, under the car, doors, engine bay etc.
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Listen man, you live where there is salt on the road so go do yourself a favour and get the car oilsprayed, under the car, doors, engine bay etc.
That really is not necessary on a modern car. Today's cars are much more rust proof than cars of decades past and getting them oil-sprayed is just a messy waste of money. Undercoating can even void your corrosion warranty.

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And besides, I don't think he is dealing with true rust. If it is on top of the paint, then it is embedded contaminants. Unless the paint and primer are gone and bare metal is exposed, it can't be rust. (see post above)
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post some pics pls
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Hey guys thanks for the replays sorry I haven't got back sooner I just got back from work ill upload the pics now. Like stated before the majority of the rust spots are pinhead size there are a few tho that are pea sized. Give me a second
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