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Old 06-06-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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RAIL DUST

What the best way to remove rail dust ,on your 1 washing
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:10 AM   #2
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Clay bar !!

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caly bar is the way any bodyshop would do it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
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blow the rail dust off first ,then wash, then clay bar ??
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link, am having the same dilemma. Car wash can't clean that well.:(
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The Theory is....
Rail dust is the main reason peeps should not let the dealer prep their vehicle unless the dealer follows the proper methods for removing rail dust. If not properly removed your clear coat will become compromised and result in possible severe swirls.
Now i've heard the first step is to use a cascade of water as opposed to a "blast" from the hose...followed by a quality wash mit soaping (heavily and often rinsed between wiping).....and then clay bar....then wax of your choice!







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Old 06-07-2009, 06:23 AM   #7
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Here is a video on how to use one http://www.adamspolishes.com/t-Videos_DVD5_16.aspx . This is off adam's web site which has some amazing products.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:30 AM   #8
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I glad to hear the steps to clean the paint from contaminants.
I want to get a good thirty years out of the paint job, then pass the car on to my kids. You guys rock Thanks!

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Old 06-08-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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Yup, this was a common problem with Corvette's until they stopped shipping them by rail. I had several major PIT's on my hood of my Arctic White 99 that turned out to be "rail dust" related.

Chevy issued a TSB to address the problem. Basically to protect the car better during transit and in some case "repair-repaint" the afflicted area's.
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