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      04-11-2019 10:14 AM #1
      I have a white 2017 GTI that has the brown iron rust spots on it. I’ve clayed and it doesn’t come up. What else should I try? Thank you for your help

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      04-12-2019 09:29 PM #3
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      04-12-2019 09:44 PM #4
      Check out ironx. You're gonna have to use something like ironx to loosen it first.

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      04-17-2019 10:26 AM #5
      Yup, use an iron remover. I get 3D's BDX by the gallon as it's cheaper. Spray a liberal amount on the paint but don't let it dry. I lightly agitate with a clay mitt after it's dwelled for a couple minutes than a very thorough rinse.

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      04-17-2019 11:18 AM #6
      Surprised you're not getting it with a clay bar. I've owned a white car for 13 years now, and have not seen much that won't get removed with the clay bar (might just take a few passes or possibly a more aggressive clay car).

      As others have noted, going in with an Iron X type spray first will generally help your paint, and ideally helps loosen some of this stuff up so you can remove it. I find the hatch/rear bumper areas to be the worse on GTI's for accumulating rail dust/fallout.

      Good luck!

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      04-18-2019 01:03 PM #7


      Not perfect, but so much better. This stuff is incredible, thanks for the input. I still have work to do, but I’m no longer embarrassed by the way it looks.


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      04-18-2019 03:24 PM #8
      Wow! That's so heavily soiled for a 2017. I see you're in NY - in the city or close? You're getting some serious fallout. Hopefully sealing will help keep it from getting so into the paint here on out, but good to see the clay bar + Iron X provided better results for you.

      I love white because you can see this stuff and get rid of it - if you have any other color, you never even know that it's there.

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      04-18-2019 03:55 PM #9
      I’m in central NY, north of Syracuse. Just ordered an R, but am always trying to keep what I have pretty


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      04-19-2019 08:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by kingbrd1 View Post
      I’m in central NY, north of Syracuse. Just ordered an R, but am always trying to keep what I have pretty


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      There ya go It'll be an ongoing maintenance item but just keep up w/ it bi-annually or annually.

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      04-19-2019 09:07 PM #11
      thanks!


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      04-22-2019 05:52 AM #12
      IronX is something super to have.
      Today will try to remove my rust spots

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      04-22-2019 10:07 AM #13
      I burned through a 500ml bottle doing this, I ordered a 1L so I can do it again... as well as my wife’s car.


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      04-23-2019 12:37 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by kingbrd1 View Post
      I burned through a 500ml bottle doing this, I ordered a 1L so I can do it again... as well as my wife’s car.


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      I buy gallons of 3D's BDX from Autoality. They have an annual membership of $50 for amazing pricing. It's a quick break-even for me.

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