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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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How to get rid of tiny brown dots on car

i have noticed on my white lexus is350 that there are very very tiny brown/yellow dots that are very hard to get off. They don't come off with soap, and they didn't come up with a wax I put on. The only way they come on is if i use my nail and scratch it a lil bit, but there are too many to take off liek this. Does anybody have this problem and what is a good way to fix this?
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I wonder if a good clay bar could fix your problem.. you should check it out!

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here read this site, I did a quick search and found this site:

Using a Clay Bar to Remove Paint Contamination

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its tiny little pieces of metal stuck in the paint, rusting. Known as rail dust. A good clay block should remove them. Be sure to apply a quality wax afterwards.

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I have a crystal white IS, and I've found MeGuire's cleaner wax and micro fiber works well for me for removing those tiny red/brown/black dots. Less intrusive than a claybar.
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here read this site, I did a quick search and found this site:

Using a Clay Bar to Remove Paint Contamination
Actually that was a pretty good article! I used to detail cars for over 6 years...and clay bar-ing a car SUCKS! That's the worst thing I can think about doing...it takes FOREVER (if you do it right) and it's VERY tedious! I'm actually clay bar-ing my Crystal White IS right now...and it just reminded me how much I HATTTTTE it!
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would you guys recommend i try that wax johnny is talking about.. or is claybar my only option ?
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would you guys recommend i try that wax johnny is talking about.. or is claybar my only option ?
Just bite the bullet and claybar it...

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would you guys recommend i try that wax johnny is talking about.. or is claybar my only option ?
Dood. Think about it. I'm telling you that it works. Even if I am wrong, what's the worst scenario? You waxed your car? There is nothing to lose. The wax is like $9.99 at walmart. Go to Costco, spend $15 and buy 20 pcs of microfiber and be done with it. This will take care of 90% of those tiny black/brown dots, or at least it did for me. The remaining 10%, yeah, claybar. The only thing is maybe it is easier for me as all of my black/brown dots are not old, as I always clean them before they get really old (ie a few quarter). Also, even if you Claybar, you'll still need the wax and microfiber afterwards, so it is not like you're wasting your money or limiting your option by waxing first. Stop looking for an definitive answer on the internet from a bunch of amatuers. Go out and try something for yourself.
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Damn man...amateurs...? I actually have detailed for over 6 years so I do know what I'm talking about. But I guess I should've clarified... IF you're a fanatic, have the patience, or etc...claybar-ing your car and then adding a nice coat of wax will ALWAYS look better than just a wax alone (especially if the car has metallic fallout in the paint and has never been claybar-ed). Just my opinion...

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that cleaner wax mentioned really worked! thanks man!
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Damn man...amateurs...? I actually have detailed for over 6 years so I do know what I'm talking about. But I guess I should've clarified... IF you're a fanatic, have the patience, or etc...claybar-ing your car and then adding a nice coat of wax will ALWAYS look better than just a wax alone (especially if the car has metallic fallout in the paint and has never been claybar-ed). Just my opinion...
Present company excepted. Didn't mean anything by it. With the exception of you, I think everyone else here in an amateur (myself included). I was just speaking in general terms and wasn't referring to you. I am the one that should have been more careful. I was posting on the fly if you know what I mean. You know how the internet is sometimes. Often you get amateurs talking loudly with their keyboard. :D And yes, you're right. Claybar WILL look better. It is also much more labor intensive as you stated. I wasn't sure the op wanted to get that involved since to me it seemed his intent was to get rid of black/brown dots, and not necessarily make his car look brand spanking new. :D

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that cleaner wax mentioned really worked! thanks man!
Glad it worked for you. Nothing like trying something for yourself and proving it to yourself, especially when the down side is ..... not much? :D
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Present company excepted. Didn't mean anything by it. With the exception of you, I think everyone else here in an amateur (myself included). I was just speaking in general terms and wasn't referring to you. I am the one that should have been more careful. I was posting on the fly if you know what I mean. You know how the internet is sometimes. Often you get amateurs talking loudly with their keyboard. :D And yes, you're right. Claybar WILL look better. It is also much more labor intensive as you stated. I wasn't sure the op wanted to get that involved since to me it seemed his intent was to get rid of black/brown dots, and not necessarily make his car look brand spanking new. :D
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I have those yellow/brown spots on my car too, everyone in my neighborhood does, they're from the trees in my 'hood and i worry they're gonna eat my paint... can anyone recommend a good protective wax/ polish? Something that will act as a barrier? i used wax on the GTI, and they ate right through it and made the paint all dull and chalky.
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