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#1 bogeypro

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

I finally got a chance to wash my new white 6.2L z71 and the finish felt like sand paper!! HOLY CRAP I thought, something must be wrong. I noticed that it looked like rust, then remembered something on here about rail dust. I USED THE SEARCH FEATURE and found the threads on the subject.

Off to Autozone to get Mothers clay bar kit. 3 HOURS LATER, the rail dust is gone and the finish looks and feels amazing. The hood was the absolute worst. It kicked my butt for almost 2 solid hours, then I was able to hit the rest of the truck pretty quickly (except for the top - I will tackle that another day). After the clay bar, I washed it again, applied maguiars cleaner wax, then finished it off with Maguiars NXT 2.0 polish.

I can't believe that nobody at the dealership caught this. I honestly though it was pollen until after I washed it by hand today. This was bad, but now it looks like a new truck finish.

now, I need some Aleve because my shoulders are killing me! LOL

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#2 Portdriver

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

You got hit with the orange blossm special! Get a second set off eyes to check it, after looking at white for so long it's easy to miss a spec or 2.




PS - A wee taste of the Tullamore Dew will Aleve those shoulders and more!

Edited by Portdriver, 05 April 2012 - 08:24 AM.


#3 canadiantowman

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:47 AM

To make sure you got all of the rail dust off you will need to use carpro, clay does not take it all off all of the time.

http://www.autopia-c...nt-cleaner.html

#4 bogeypro

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

thanks! I had not heard of that stuff before.

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#5 AaronIROCZ

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Yup just got done doing this to my truck as well. It wasn't there when it was delivered but after 2 weeks of getting it I started noticing it. I was also told that you can get some of it in the winter when the plows go by you while scraping the snow/pavement and the metal filings are coming off of the blade and falling on your paint. If you are in an area that gets snow that is.

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#6 canadiantowman

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

just make sure you follow the instructions, you will wish you had of done this first less to clay.

#7 CoreySP

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:03 AM

Being that I work in a rail yard....my truck has no hope. :(
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#8 BlackZ71Silverado

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

LOL....." USED THE SEARCH FEATURE"..........Didn't know that still existed on here.


Definately have someone else look at the truck. Very possible you may have missed an area and still have that crap on your truck. It's not easy work, that's why the dealerships give yo uthe truck that way.
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#9 bogeypro

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

I found more spots today that I had missed. Ordering IronX today. LOL

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#10 BlackZ71Silverado

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:40 PM

I found more spots today that I had missed. Ordering IronX today. LOL


If you have brite lights yo ucan shine on the truck, it would help out. It will pick up the refections and make al lthat crap easier for you to see.
2010 Silverado 1500 5.3L Black w/ Z71 appearance pkg.
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'08 Silverado 6.0L V-Max
GMPP CAI - AEM DryFlow filter
GMPP Performance exhaust
DiabloSport Predator
2" Rough Country level / 3" Rough Country rear blocks
Cooper Discoverer AT3's




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