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Wash and wax and....

Just washed and waxed snowball 2. She looks great, but I have noticed some rust colored specks in/ on the paint.
Anyone else have this? My first thought is that is rail dust from shipping, or from living neer a rail line. Anyone else experience this before?

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The exhaust tips on mine looked pretty rusty....I was told it was rail dust when I took it in....they cleaned it up and it looked fine...but I was NOT satisfied, they ended up replacing the muffler(s) with new....I did NOT buy the "rail dust" explanation!

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My wife previously had a peal white Toyota Venza anditI would get the spots you describe. It looked just like rust spots but it wasn't. Some work with the clay bar and it was as good as new. Twice a year for it.
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I will have to try the clay bar and see if the spots come back!

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I'm a HUGE believer in clay baring my rides.....smoooooooth as silk!

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Any preferences for a good wax?

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This is a question that gets rather heated on some forums. Its like asking what is the best beer, everyone has their opinion and everyone thinks they are right. And they probably are.

Maybe more important than the brand you use is the way you use it and the frequency of your applications.

You will get better results from proper preparation prior to waxing with an average Walmart bought brand of wax than by buying a premium product and just slapping it on. Proper surface prep is a must and that includes a proper cleaning and the use of a Clay bar to remove all the crap that has found its way into the paint. It also gives you a smooth as silk surface to apply your wax. You will not only feel the difference but you will see it.

And if that isn't enough work for you (I am not going to lie, its hard work) then you can finish it off by using a quick detail spray to remove any polishing marks. By this time you will have a better than new shine. I do this at least twice a year. I am not brand centric. Over the years I have used so many different products I have lost track. I just use whatever I have.
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This is a question that gets rather heated on some forums. Its like asking what is the best beer, everyone has their opinion and everyone thinks they are right. And they probably are.

Maybe more important than the brand you use is the way you use it and the frequency of your applications.

You will get better results from proper preparation prior to waxing with an average Walmart bought brand of wax than by buying a premium product and just slapping it on. Proper surface prep is a must and that includes a proper cleaning and the use of a Clay bar to remove all the crap that has found its way into the paint. It also gives you a smooth as silk surface to apply your wax. You will not only feel the difference but you will see it.

And if that isn't enough work for you (I am not going to lie, its hard work) then you can finish it off by using a quick detail spray to remove any polishing marks. By this time you will have a better than new shine. I do this at least twice a year. I am not brand centric. Over the years I have used so many different products I have lost track. I just use whatever I have.
Too funny you say this type of discussion gets "heated" on other forums. I don't care about my cars (they are work trucks to me) but my wife is a fanatic which is hysterical to me.

She lives by her clay bars LOL. Claying and paint prep is critical she says! She has different grades of clay and all. Pretty sure she spends more money on car care products than shoes LOL. She bought her car in December and was so upset she couldn't immediately clay off any rail dust or contaminants on her new paint and had to wait until spring. She now vows she will never buy a car in winter, she has to "prep" it properly LOL. This includes a light paint polish after clay before wax.

I have an impact blue escape titanium. It's a 2013 and it literally only got washed twice since ownership. Once after body shop work when I was rear ended at high speed, and once through a car wash. My car was covered in those little red dots on the paint and plastic( it's called "industrial fallout and shows up more on white). After she clayed, polished, waxed my car last summer it was called the "blue mirror" at work, really incredible results bringing my paint back to life. It's funny to say my wife has mad detailing skills.

Where do you live, you should hire her LOL. I'll send her over.
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Your wife sounds like me. I have and will continue to wash and wax even in a light snowfall. Its a sickness LOL
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