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How to remove rail dust on white 4 runner

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Timgabe, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Jul 31, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    Timgabe

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    I have a 2018 white 4 runner sr5. The dealer told me that the tiny orange spots on my vehicle is rail dust. They recommended I use a clay bar to remove. The dealer did say they have a detailing shop that would use a mild acid wash to remove dust then wax vehicle. Any input would vote e greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Tim
     
  2. Jul 31, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    Northern 4runner

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    Clay bar or iron x depending how much you have on your paint
     
  3. Jul 31, 2021 at 6:09 PM
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    I have quite a bit. Iron x safe for paint? I’ve read you do small sections and rinse when it turns purple.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    Iron-X is safe for paint. Wash the vehicle as normal, spray on, let it turn purple, then rinse. I usually spray on the whole vehicle and let dwell for a few minutes. Only had an issue one time where it turned white and that was due to how warm it was outside and it dried. It rinsed off, but I freaked as I hadn't seen that before.

    So, I usually Iwash, Iron-X, foam the 4R, then use a clay bay (Griot's is my pick), then rinse with a final wash after that.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2021 at 11:46 PM
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    I've never heard of Iron-X.

    I've always used a clay bar on my white vehicles.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2021 at 3:11 AM
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    Iron X and then clay bar. Iron X stinks so be ready for the smell.

    I use it a few times a year on a white vehicle I daily drive.
     
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    What exactly is Iron X?

    Never mind, I Googled it.

    Sounds like a good product.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2021 at 10:04 PM
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    It is and works great. It's a chemical de-ironing product as opposed to mechanical, e.g., clay bar or mitt. Works extremely well on paint. A variety of companies make a comparable product for removing brake dust off of your wheels.
     

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