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I have a2010 Soul,White.I am very fussy about a clean car.Started 2 give it a spring cleaning and i discovered it was cover with little brown spots, front 2 back,and its a son of abiscuit 2 get off.The dealer says its from the brakes,anybody else having this problem?
 

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have a search on here about "rail dust".... then remove the spots with clay bar and wax the car thoroughly after.
 

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I agree. Cars from Korea typically have alot of rail dust from the shipping process.

Mine was pretty bad when it was brand new, but a good claybar and wax afterwards took care of it very well. Be sure to wash it with DAWN dishsoap first, this gets rid of any wax that may be on it. Don't use it again though, unless you want to strip the wax again.

 

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I agree. Cars from Korea typically have alot of rail dust from the shipping process.

Mine was pretty bad when it was brand new, but a good claybar and wax afterwards took care of it very well. Be sure to wash it with DAWN dishsoap first, this gets rid of any wax that may be on it. Don't use it again though, unless you want to strip the wax again.
Does DAWN really work ? I had heard it required mineral spirits - but DAWN sure is a lot cheaper and stinks less.
 

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I have exactly the same problem as your. Brake dust who get in contact with the paint and the rust appear.

I remove the rust on the paint with a product called "bug and tar remover". It works well.

Robert
4U SX polar
 

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Brake dust and rail dust are 2 seperate issues. (Although both can be removed with claybarring).

Rail dust is literally tiny fragments from the railroads as many cars are shipped to the docks by rail. These particles become embedded in the paint and make the surface feel rough.

Dawn works fine to get rid of any wax that may be on your car, you will need to re wax anyways. Claybarring is very easy, just follow the directions and do it in the shade, and keep the area working on wet. There's lots of good ifo and video clips on the net discussing claybarring.
You will see the clay bar become a reddish brown if it is indeed the rail dust, and I bet that it is. Once you are done, give it a good wax and your car will be better than new.

It's quality time with your car and very relaxing.
 

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I have the same issue. Dealership said try buff and wax - got a friend who can do it. I'll let you know if that works.
 

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Brown Spots

Thanks everyone,I found awhipping boy,2 clean spots.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT,the DEALER is going 2 do it.
 

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Good. If the car is brand spanking new - the dealer should have done it in the first place.
 

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where do you get a claybar from? And are they easy to use? Do you have to use wax afterwards?
 

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Claybars can be purchased from Canadian Tire, Walmart or most places that sell car polishes/waxes and such. You don't have to wax after but if you are at it, wax...it never hurts.
 

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Yesterday, I went to my NAPA body pro dealer. They recommended me a Liquid fall out remover:

It removes rust particles on paint surfaces.

I'll try it this week.....when I'll get time to do it !!

Robert
4U SX Polar (with dust brake particles)
 
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