How iron particles appear on your car surface and where?
Iron particles are all around us, and ofcourse on our cars after traveling through the environment. They can be made from your car braking, driving near other cars, big trucks, train rails, industrial zones etc. They adhere to the car surface and once they "stick" to your paint due to there sharp edges together with sunshine they start to bake into the soft car paint layer where they oxidize and rust.
How to prevent iron dust from etching your paint ?
It's almost impossible to prevent the irons to stick on the surface , but it has been proven that inorganic coatings (such as Cquartz & CquartzUK) that have self-cleaning effects can reduce the quantity of iron that adheres to the surface.
How to remove iron particles from surface?
There are few options. Clay bar is one of them however claying will remove most of the irons by shaving them, which leaves some underneath the surface where it cannot reach. Also clay could possibly mar your paint with micro scratches together with the iron it catches. Another option is by oxalic acid solutions. Though it may remove iron you can't be sure it is safe on paint, which depends on dilution (low pH ), and it's not safe to use for your own health and environment. The third option is by Iron X, a pH neutral product, which reacts only with iron particles which it dissolves.
Why it changes its color ?
Iron X changes color to red/purple when coming in contact with iron particles, this is due to chemical reaction between the chemicals and iron. However some other products change colors as well. The change in color does not necessarily mean a product is dissolving iron. There are very cheap chemicals that change their character simply by contact with air.
Why we now use special full plastic spray heads?
In the past we faced complains about the changing color inside the bottle. this was due to the metal spring inside the spray head, which most triggers use including the so-called chemical resistant types. These spring are mostly made in China and have rust on them from their creation. That is why we use onlyplastic springs inside these triggers. This way no more possibility of reaction with any irons until the product is used.
Will Iron X stain chrome wheels or chrome trims?
No, it's completely safe to use on any chrome wheels, trim, or bare aluminum wheels. There is only one condition: Do not let it dry under sun light
Will Iron X discolor wheel weights ?
Yes, it will. Wheel weights are made from lead, Iron X will change the lead color to green. However light agitation will recover the original color.
Will Iron X affect brake calipers ?
For most high end calipers it will not affect them however we have heard from customers in the past that Iron X can affect the paint color of low quality acrylic painted calipers. For this reason we advise you to be more careful not to spray on them.
Will Iron X remove wax from car paint?
Yes, if it's a highly organic oil type it will affect the wax properties. If it's a synthetic polymer sealant it won't affect it much. On Cquartz or other inorganic coatings it won't affect them at all. In fact it is even recommended for use on them.
Does Iron X remove tar spots as well?
No, Iron X reacts only with iron particles .
Is Iron X safe to use on 3M films venture-shields?
Yes, there is no problem at all using it on clear bra's and others.