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Old 07-20-2009, 11:09 PM
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Nope..... I have hand washed the truck 2 times since New and had the dealer do the others because of the initial deal on the truck. I did not notice the spots until the last time I washed it. Then I get on here and read this thread and .....Now I know what the reason for the spots are and will have them fix it. Good thing I did not just go and wash/wax the thing and cover up the iron particles. Hopefully the dealer will have to put all the elbow grease into getting it right. As soon as I get her back she will be coated with 2 coats of Zimol Wax and a Car cover placed over her while sitting in the carport.
Well from first hand experience you will be battling this always. As much as I loved my Xterra I was very happy to get rid of having white!! Not sure what it is about white paint, I never had this problem on any other color!

Keep us up to date what the dealer says, I am interested to hear what they will say!
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Well from first hand experience you will be battling this always. As much as I loved my Xterra I was very happy to get rid of having white!! Not sure what it is about white paint, I never had this problem on any other color!

Keep us up to date what the dealer says, I am interested to hear what they will say!
I have had 6 different white trucks/cars and this is the 1st that I have ever saw these spots ...... Hopefully I have a clean shiney good to go Truck on Thursday morning.....
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Every new vehicle I've owed, I've gotten those spots. Doesn't matter what color it is. My white car had them until I replaced the brakes, didn't see it as much after that.
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Though my Ram is brand new and white, I have found that daily spraying it off with plain water, and a once weekly wash with Blue Coral Wash/Wax seems to keep it pristine looking.
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Brake dust will attack any color paint, it's just easier to spot on white. Use a clay bar once a year, and wax on a regular basis as you should and your paint job will be ok. I am about to start using Zaino Brothers on my new white truck. Zaino is probably the best polish on the face of this earth.
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This rust spot issue is strange..... I have a white truck and my wheels a larger offset so my tires stick out from the fenders, I get alot of stuff thrown up on my paint, and I get a few small nicks and chips from time to time, and I actually even have a couple little red dots (I assume I ran over something red or wet red paint or something), but never much issue cleaning it off. I was my truck MAYBE once a month at most, and damn near all the spots wipe off(with the exception of any small dings/chips). I really like the white, I think it always seems to look good even when dirty. It never really looks perfectly clean like other colors, but also even when it's really dirty it doesn't look all that dirty. It always looks in between lol.
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Although this thread is 2 years old, there is some correct information and some not so much.

The specs ARE called rail dust. It comes from 1 of 2 ways really. The first is during transit on trains. The iron/metal particles embed themselves into the paint. Another way is through braking. Iron particles are hot and do find themselves a home in your paint through that way as well. A lot of the time it is on the truck/rear of vehicles.

This is the hatch of our Magnum

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...IMG_0921-1.jpg

The particles tend rust, which is what many people can see first. Removing them can be a bit tricky.

What I did was use detailing clay. After doing a spot about 6" by 6" on the hatch, my clay looked something like this.



Another way is to use a chemical cleaner with mild abrasives. I used Poli-seal, which worked very well on the particles that were not embedded very deep. The last resort for the sake of cost, or the first choice if you have it available is Iron Cut, or Iron X. A chemical that specifically targets Iron and will literally melt them off of the paint. Google it if you are interested.
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