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  1. #1
    Coyoteboy
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    One area of the car that always suffers in my ownership is the paintwork. I
    love my Zaino polish that brings a DEEP WET shine to even my old
    non-clearcoat paintwork but the paint is really starting to suffer its age.
    Its going dull in patches and it absorbs oil and grease like a sponge.

    Has anyone tried clay bars to remove the faded patches and oily deposits?
    Previously i would have just t-cut them out or used a mildly abrasive polish
    but the paint is starting to get thin in spots and im fighting a losing
    battle!

    Thoughts welcome...





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    =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=
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    On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 15:02:31 +0000, Coyoteboy wrote:

    > One area of the car that always suffers in my ownership is the paintwork.
    > I love my Zaino polish that brings a DEEP WET shine to even my old
    > non-clearcoat paintwork but the paint is really starting to suffer its
    > age. Its going dull in patches and it absorbs oil and grease like a
    > sponge.
    >
    > Has anyone tried clay bars to remove the faded patches and oily deposits?
    > Previously i would have just t-cut them out or used a mildly abrasive
    > polish but the paint is starting to get thin in spots and im fighting a
    > losing battle!
    >
    > Thoughts welcome...



    Hmmm...I've only used clay bars to remove rail dust. For refinishing, I
    use either Meguire's or 3M Fill 'n Glaze and a light buffing.


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    Coyoteboy
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    Hachiroku ハチ*ク mumbled incoherently to the rest of alt.autos.toyota:

    > Hmmm...I've only used clay bars to remove rail dust. For refinishing, I
    > use either Meguire's or 3M Fill 'n Glaze and a light buffing.


    Forgive my ignorance but... rail dust?

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    Bonehenge (B A R R Y)
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    On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 17:16:57 +0000, Coyoteboy
    <coyoteboyuk@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Hachiroku ???? mumbled incoherently to the rest of alt.autos.toyota:
    >
    >> Hmmm...I've only used clay bars to remove rail dust. For refinishing, I
    >> use either Meguire's or 3M Fill 'n Glaze and a light buffing.

    >
    >Forgive my ignorance but... rail dust?


    That stuff is HELL on paint.

    It's a metal (steel / iron) dust kicked up by trains that's created by
    the friction between the wheels and the rails.

    Rail dust settles on cars and RUSTS, on top of the paint!

    It's also the reason why everything around the tracks is reddish-brown
    in color.


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    =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=
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    On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 17:16:57 +0000, Coyoteboy wrote:

    > Hachiroku ハチ*ク mumbled incoherently to the rest of
    > alt.autos.toyota:
    >
    >> Hmmm...I've only used clay bars to remove rail dust. For refinishing, I
    >> use either Meguire's or 3M Fill 'n Glaze and a light buffing.

    >
    > Forgive my ignorance but... rail dust?



    A lot of cars here, but especially Domestics are shipped by rail. The
    wheels riding on the tracks causes what resembles iron filings (or, if
    you've ever seen what a foundry spews out, it's quite similar) and it
    adheres to the paint. It doesn't was off, so we use detailing clay to
    remove it, and then there is a treatment after using the clay. That was
    for the Lincolns and Mercurys. Believe it or not, Ford was really picky
    about how the rail dust was removed and treated.

    Most Toyotas are moved by truck, so you didn't see it often on them.


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    Coyoteboy
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    Bonehenge (B A R R Y) mumbled incoherently to the rest of alt.autos.toyota:

    > It's a metal (steel / iron) dust kicked up by trains that's created by
    > the friction between the wheels and the rails.
    >
    > Rail dust settles on cars and RUSTS, on top of the paint!
    >
    > It's also the reason why everything around the tracks is reddish-brown
    > in color.


    Well you learn something new every day don't you!? Thanks! Sounds similar to
    what I had to get off after anglegrinding my (well my cars) rusted
    under-body for 2 days solid - it settled on everything around and then
    proceeded to rust on top of everything - im sure its what caused a stone
    chip on my bonnet to go wild when it was happy before!


    Thanks guys
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    __________________________________________
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    Bonehenge (B A R R Y)
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    On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 01:15:44 GMT, Hachiroku ???? <Trueno@AE86.gts>
    wrote:
    >
    >A lot of cars here, but especially Domestics are shipped by rail.


    In my case, I used to park next to the New Haven line. 8^(

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    =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=
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    On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 09:33:11 +0000, Coyoteboy wrote:

    > Bonehenge (B A R R Y) mumbled incoherently to the rest of
    > alt.autos.toyota:
    >
    >> It's a metal (steel / iron) dust kicked up by trains that's created by
    >> the friction between the wheels and the rails.
    >>
    >> Rail dust settles on cars and RUSTS, on top of the paint!
    >>
    >> It's also the reason why everything around the tracks is reddish-brown
    >> in color.

    >
    > Well you learn something new every day don't you!? Thanks! Sounds similar
    > to what I had to get off after anglegrinding my (well my cars) rusted
    > under-body for 2 days solid - it settled on everything around and then
    > proceeded to rust on top of everything - im sure its what caused a stone
    > chip on my bonnet to go wild when it was happy before!
    >
    >
    > Thanks guys



    I used to live near a foundry that built boilers, and had to hose down the
    cars and throw soapy water on them before I even TOUCHED them with a
    sponge! It wasn't as bad as rail dust, but pretty damn close.

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    Danny G.
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    "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@AE86.gts> wrote in message news:1PiLh.7078$dG.1915@trndny08...
    > On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 09:33:11 +0000, Coyoteboy wrote:
    >
    >> Bonehenge (B A R R Y) mumbled incoherently to the rest of
    >> alt.autos.toyota:
    >>
    >>> It's a metal (steel / iron) dust kicked up by trains that's created by
    >>> the friction between the wheels and the rails.
    >>>
    >>> Rail dust settles on cars and RUSTS, on top of the paint!
    >>>
    >>> It's also the reason why everything around the tracks is reddish-brown
    >>> in color.

    >>
    >> Well you learn something new every day don't you!? Thanks! Sounds similar
    >> to what I had to get off after anglegrinding my (well my cars) rusted
    >> under-body for 2 days solid - it settled on everything around and then
    >> proceeded to rust on top of everything - im sure its what caused a stone
    >> chip on my bonnet to go wild when it was happy before!
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks guys

    >
    >
    > I used to live near a foundry that built boilers, and had to hose down the
    > cars and throw soapy water on them before I even TOUCHED them with a
    > sponge! It wasn't as bad as rail dust, but pretty damn close.



    That had to be tuff on your lungs as well I would think...




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    =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?=
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    On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:29:47 +0000, Danny G. wrote:

    >
    > "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@AE86.gts> wrote in message
    > news:1PiLh.7078$dG.1915@trndny08...
    >> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 09:33:11 +0000, Coyoteboy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bonehenge (B A R R Y) mumbled incoherently to the rest of
    >>> alt.autos.toyota:
    >>>
    >>>> It's a metal (steel / iron) dust kicked up by trains that's created by
    >>>> the friction between the wheels and the rails.
    >>>>
    >>>> Rail dust settles on cars and RUSTS, on top of the paint!
    >>>>
    >>>> It's also the reason why everything around the tracks is reddish-brown
    >>>> in color.
    >>>
    >>> Well you learn something new every day don't you!? Thanks! Sounds
    >>> similar to what I had to get off after anglegrinding my (well my cars)
    >>> rusted under-body for 2 days solid - it settled on everything around
    >>> and then proceeded to rust on top of everything - im sure its what
    >>> caused a stone chip on my bonnet to go wild when it was happy before!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks guys

    >>
    >>
    >> I used to live near a foundry that built boilers, and had to hose down
    >> the cars and throw soapy water on them before I even TOUCHED them with a
    >> sponge! It wasn't as bad as rail dust, but pretty damn close.

    >
    >
    > That had to be tuff on your lungs as well I would think...



    Hmmmm...I bet it was...

    So is 27 years of Marlboros!


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