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    Weird orange dots...

    I have these orange dots that appear mostly on the back of my car...they present with a dark black or dark brown dot that you can wash off with some elbow grease, and it leaves behind an orange dot...this is the first white car anyone in my family has owned so no experience with paint issues that could arise. Anyone know what it could be and how to fix it? I think it might have something to do with the exhaust? I don't know...either way, as always, any help would be appreciated...
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    park near a tree? wifes car gets them sometimes

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    Not really...it looks kind of like rust...but it's mainly on my bumper which isn't metal....so i'm confused....I might try a clay bar and see how that works out...
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    Use bug and tar remover. My widest gets the same thing, but I assume its from a tree, it could be insects though

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    LM is probably right, some deposit from a tree. i have also had to remove spots similar to yours. mine were usually pollen (i think) though. it's really no big deal (other than an excuse to wash your car) as long as you don't let the weather bake it into the paint/clear coat.
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    I get those too, alpine white here. They are iron deposits, you can either clay bar or try this http://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-...624/600-ml-S1/

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    Alright cool...at least I have somewhat of an idea on what it could be...is there anything comparable that I could buy locally? I move back in with my parents until August, and they get really pissed if I buy $#@! for my car lol...any of the big chains would be a viable option for me...thanks guys! Click here to enlarge
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    bug and tar remover is available anywhere, as you know, and i think mcguires sells a small caly bar kit, just a few ounces and a bottle for maybe $20 tops. local places should have that as well

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    Clay bar is your best bet locally, just don't forget to apply a layer of wax after claying. Also a tip for claying - cut the bar into many small peices so that if you drop one, you don't lose the whole bar.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
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    Also a tip for claying - cut the bar into many small peices so that if you drop one, you don't lose the whole bar.
    So basic I don't know why I didn't think of it, good tip.

    You could also cut off the parts that hit the ground.

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    One of the few useful threads on e90kids forum lately...

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    badass post for the OP. +rep
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    Yup, that was an awesome find! Thanks Whoosh, repped...too bad I have another issue now, my car was hit by a freakishly quick surprise hail storm, we covered most the car in time, but the trunk has like 4 quarter sized dents...my sister's GLK looks like it was riddled by a pellet gatling gun...$#@! mother nature :\
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    can you C&P so we can read about it?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
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    can you C&P so we can read about it?
    copied from Rampage9 from E90

    Review: CarPro Iron-X Paint Decontamination; A must for anyone with Alpine White!

    Review: CarPro Iron-X

    Background
    This is now the 2nd winter that I have had my car, and each spring I find that the rear bumper, and to a lesser extent the sides, of the car covered in small contamination spots that are in the clear coat, "Rail Dust" being the common term to describe it.

    I don't know whether it is just from the brake dust or from the train tracks that I cross twice a day on my commute, but then with the combination of the salt and moisture of winter, it turns into small rust spots. I only get this during winter, and never see it during the summer.

    My car is always protected with a couple layers of sealant prior to winter, but it didn't seem to provide a layer of protection against the contamination (water was still beading very nicely however, so it was still there).

    Last year, the clay bar wouldn't even touch it (Riccardo Yellow), so this year I wanted to try a decontaminate remover.

    Process
    I started off by washing the car with a paint prep ratio of CG Wash and Gloss, as I was going to be completeing a full detail afterwards.

    After the car was washed, and lightly dried, I began spraying the Iron-X on the vehicle, working in small areas at a time. Right away you can see it start working, in a similar fashion to Sonax Full Effect on wheels. I left it sit for 5 minutes and work away. Next I took my sponge and a bucket of fresh water, and washed away the Iron-X. After I made sure to fully rinse the surface with a hose, making sure that it was clean.

    A note of caution, I used a mask and goggles while using Iron-X: This stuff smells awful! It has a really strong smell, that almost takes your breath away - Think skunk/sulfur/lime. Really nasty! And I cannot image getting this stuff blown in you face with the wind, so I put on a set of goggles

    Results
    As you can see, the car was pretty messy before, but this stuff worked amazingly!

    I'm very happy with the results, and went on to apply it to the entire car, working in small areas at a time. Afterwards, I washed the car again just to make sure all of the Iron-X was removed from the surface, and continued with my detailing process. Clay bar'ing after this was incredibly easy as there is virtually nothing left on the surface.

    I was very impressed with this, so I thought I would share my experience with the rest of the e90post community. There must be others with Alpine White or other light colours that live in the nothern regions and experience these painful spots.

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    ^^ just beat me to it. Click here to enlarge I forget that many folks here are banninated from over there.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
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    copied from Rampage9 from E90

    Review: CarPro Iron-X Paint Decontamination; A must for anyone with Alpine White!

    Review: CarPro Iron-X

    Background
    This is now the 2nd winter that I have had my car, and each spring I find that the rear bumper, and to a lesser extent the sides, of the car covered in small contamination spots that are in the clear coat, "Rail Dust" being the common term to describe it.

    I don't know whether it is just from the brake dust or from the train tracks that I cross twice a day on my commute, but then with the combination of the salt and moisture of winter, it turns into small rust spots. I only get this during winter, and never see it during the summer.

    My car is always protected with a couple layers of sealant prior to winter, but it didn't seem to provide a layer of protection against the contamination (water was still beading very nicely however, so it was still there).

    Last year, the clay bar wouldn't even touch it (Riccardo Yellow), so this year I wanted to try a decontaminate remover.

    Process
    I started off by washing the car with a paint prep ratio of CG Wash and Gloss, as I was going to be completeing a full detail afterwards.

    After the car was washed, and lightly dried, I began spraying the Iron-X on the vehicle, working in small areas at a time. Right away you can see it start working, in a similar fashion to Sonax Full Effect on wheels. I left it sit for 5 minutes and work away. Next I took my sponge and a bucket of fresh water, and washed away the Iron-X. After I made sure to fully rinse the surface with a hose, making sure that it was clean.

    A note of caution, I used a mask and goggles while using Iron-X: This stuff smells awful! It has a really strong smell, that almost takes your breath away - Think skunk/sulfur/lime. Really nasty! And I cannot image getting this stuff blown in you face with the wind, so I put on a set of goggles

    Results
    As you can see, the car was pretty messy before, but this stuff worked amazingly!

    I'm very happy with the results, and went on to apply it to the entire car, working in small areas at a time. Afterwards, I washed the car again just to make sure all of the Iron-X was removed from the surface, and continued with my detailing process. Clay bar'ing after this was incredibly easy as there is virtually nothing left on the surface.

    I was very impressed with this, so I thought I would share my experience with the rest of the e90post community. There must be others with Alpine White or other light colours that live in the nothern regions and experience these painful spots.

    http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8...ied6093497.jpg
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    This is how you do it... well done!

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    Yup, that was an awesome find! Thanks Whoosh, repped...too bad I have another issue now, my car was hit by a freakishly quick surprise hail storm, we covered most the car in time, but the trunk has like 4 quarter sized dents...my sister's GLK looks like it was riddled by a pellet gatling gun...$#@! mother nature :\
    I rode a massive hail storm out about a month ago. Hid under a bank drive-thru for 1.5 hours before it was safe to drive home. I thought I was good to go, but found a ding in the hood and another next to my passenger door the next time I was washing the car. Sucks... hope you can get your car sorted out quickly.
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    Nice! Thank you

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    Tree sap is a freaking PITA. Stay away from trees in the spring.

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    Most likely it's some rail dust. If it doesn't come off with a good washing, a clay bar or the NanoSkin AutoScrub Pad should remove it. Another option is the CarPro Iron X Iron Remover ( IronX w/cherry scent ) which is an incredible product as well. I use this after I wash to remove all the iron deposits and more and then re-wash those areas. This should definitely take care of this problem and anything similar someone might see. Hope this helps!

    Greg

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    Glad to see detailed image on BB, you guys are great.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
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    Glad to see detailed image on BB, you guys are great.
    They have great products and service.

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    I think an alien has $#@! on your car, sideways.
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    My guess is either tree sap. Or, do you live near an industrial area or railroad? That could be the culprit for rusty looking dots.

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