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Old 03-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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Call it what you will. I call it rail dust. It comes from small particles of metal on the road and also from our now metallic brake pads. I suspect the brake pads are the bigger culprit. You need to clay bar / wax to get rid of them. Its a fact of life. I have them on my black truck. I clay bar it every spring and wax it spring and fall.
Thx rtkman! I'd buy the idea it's from the metallic in brake pads before rail dust. Reason again, it's on my fibreglass tonneau cover that was added after I had the truck for a couple of months so it didn't happen during shipping & the paint is obviously different than the factory paint on the truck.

Regardless, I need to deal with it. Excuse my ignorance but I'm not familiar with the "clay bar" procedure. Can you explain?

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Clay bar is a material that you rub over the paint (with water or detailing spray as a lubricant) It removes surface contaminants from the paint by shearing it off the surface. It works really well but its a lot of work. I use 3m clay bar because that's what we have at the shop but I hear Meguires has a good product for consumers.
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Clay bar is a material that you rub over the paint (with water or detailing spray as a lubricant) It removes surface contaminants from the paint by shearing it off the surface. It works really well but its a lot of work. I use 3m clay bar because that's what we have at the shop but I hear Meguires has a good product for consumers.
Thx again rtkman...much appreciated! I will look into it & put some "elbow grease" into it.
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As stated it is brake dust. Get some "iron x" from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Carpro-Iron-Re...2266032&sr=8-1


Spray this on, wait till it turns purple and spray it off. thats it! i do follow up with a clay bar to remove the contaminents.
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As stated it is brake dust. Get some "iron x" from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Carpro-Iron-Re...2266032&sr=8-1


Spray this on, wait till it turns purple and spray it off. thats it! i do follow up with a clay bar to remove the contaminents.
Thx for the tip Dodgeski! Sounds easy...I'll definitely check it out.
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I just clayed mine fresh from delivery Monday. When the spots cover the whole truck it's from the train ride. Later when it's all over the back of truck it's from the brakes. Took me about 12 hours to do mine. The truck was plastered with it.

She's shining now.


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clay it with the mothers kit, you will be amazed.
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Call it what you will. I call it rail dust. It comes from small particles of metal on the road and also from our now metallic brake pads. I suspect the brake pads are the bigger culprit. You need to clay bar / wax to get rid of them. Its a fact of life. I have them on my black truck. I clay bar it every spring and wax it spring and fall.



Wow......
I am a newbie here and just posted this exact same question on a different section of this fine forum....
I thought I was losing my mind....
Lefty 33.... I live in the same part of the world as you and just noticed this today....
here is my thread.....

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=109634


By the way..I LOVE my new Dodge

But here is a section of the paint......

Please advise on a good clay bar and/or cleaner

thanks fellers

Jeff



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Wow......
I am a newbie here and just posted this exact same question on a different section of this fine forum....
I thought I was losing my mind....
Lefty 33.... I live in the same part of the world as you and just noticed this today....
here is my thread.....

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=109634


By the way..I LOVE my new Dodge

But here is a section of the paint......

Please advise on a good clay bar and/or cleaner

thanks fellers

Jeff



This will do it for you. Just make sure you keep it wet and kneed your clay as you do it.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?um=1&hl=...9,r:0,s:0,i:66
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