Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    138
    Post Thanks / Like
    I have a couple clients with a lot of fallout/rail dust. Traditionally I would use clay but I want to go this route instead.

    My question is --- does anyone have experience with both types of product? If so, which one do you prefer and why?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Edmonton, AB Canada
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like
    We use both products and they are simular but different. We generally use the IronX before claying a car before polishing or waxing, it is the stronger version of the two products. The soap gel is mainly a maintenance product, we would use this when the car just needs to be cleaned and shows some rail dust. The product is basically a shampoo with the ability to remove light iron deposits.
    Auto Obsessed

    Online Reseller of Premium Detailing Products

    Edmonton, AB Canada

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    138
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thank you for your response. Looks like I will be ordering the iron remover.

  4. #4
    Forza Auto Salon David Fermani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Troy, MI
    Posts
    12,441
    Post Thanks / Like
    I wasn`t too impressed with the sample of Iron-X I used a couple weeks back. It made the contaminants change color but didn`t noticeably loosen or remove them. I`ll keep trying to get a final assumption. You might also want to try this system:

    ValuGard Neutralization System



    It`s the only product that has been tested and proven to work as well be authorized/recommended by almost every vehicle manufacturer.
    Metro Detroit`s leader in cleaning, preserving & perfecting fine automobiles!

  5. #5
    CCH Auto Appearance, LLC C. Charles Hahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    8,784
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by David Fermani
    I wasn`t too impressed with the sample of Iron-X I used a couple weeks back. It made the contaminants change color but didn`t noticeably loosen or remove them.


    David, what was your process with the Iron-X when you used it?



    I have used Iron-X a couple of times and I`m really quite impressed with it for ferrous deposits. It doesn`t do anything to non-ferrous contamination but that`s to be expected. Take a look at this video I shot to demo my process and results (best to watch it in 1080p):



    YouTube - ‪CarPro IronX Demo‬‏



    I used a clay bar on the vehicle following this and it made a noticeable difference in terms of how much the clay was having to pick up, meaning it lasted longer and the whole process took less time.
    Charlie
    Automotive Appearance Specialist - Serving Greater Lansing, Michigan
    http://www.cchautoappearance.com/

  6. #6
    Forza Auto Salon David Fermani's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Troy, MI
    Posts
    12,441
    Post Thanks / Like
    I used it on the rear bumper of a pearl white Maybach that had brake dust deposits on it. Sprayed it on (had a tiny sample bottle), plugged my nose and let it sit for almost 5 minutes. It made the deposits bleed, but after I washed they were still there. I ended up just claying it. I also tried in on of the wheels and it reacted like crazy on some heavy buildup but again didn`t break into it.



    With your video.....After you wiped off the surface, *if* you re-sprayed Iron-X back on, would it still make what`s left bleed? Or, would you say 100% of it was removed with your single application?
    Metro Detroit`s leader in cleaning, preserving & perfecting fine automobiles!

  7. #7
    CCH Auto Appearance, LLC C. Charles Hahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    8,784
    Post Thanks / Like
    I haven`t tried multiple applications so I can`t say for certain it took 100% of the ferrous deposits.... but I have a white VW Jetta with a bunch of embedded ferrous deposits in my garage right now that I`ll be using IronX on tomorrow, so I`ll give that a shot to see what happens and report back.
    Charlie
    Automotive Appearance Specialist - Serving Greater Lansing, Michigan
    http://www.cchautoappearance.com/

  8. #8
    CCH Auto Appearance, LLC C. Charles Hahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    8,784
    Post Thanks / Like
    As promised I tried out multiple applications of IronX to see what would happen. This particular subject is a white 2002 VW Jetta.



    Here you can see the rust blooms we`re dealing with in the license plate area:







    IronX working its magic:















    After wiping down and rinsing the first pass, I went back for a second application just to see what it would do. STILL dissolving more deposits!







    And finally, the results (after IronX, before clay):











    So the answer is that no, IronX does not take 100% of the deposits in one pass; however it DOES make a significant improvement in a single pass. Had I let the product dwell even longer it may have been even better. Dwell time as I used it was 2-3 minutes.
    Charlie
    Automotive Appearance Specialist - Serving Greater Lansing, Michigan
    http://www.cchautoappearance.com/

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    84,114
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by autoobsessed
    We use both products and they are simular but different. We generally use the IronX before claying a car before polishing or waxing, it is the stronger version of the two products. The soap gel is mainly a maintenance product, we would use this when the car just needs to be cleaned and shows some rail dust. The product is basically a shampoo with the ability to remove light iron deposits.


    Oh [expletive] I guessed wrong For the intended application I probably oughta get the spray stuff....

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Iron X LS VS Dodo Juice Ferrous Dueller Iron Remover
    By psynx in forum Detailing Product Reviews
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-18-2014, 06:36 AM
  2. Can CarPro Iron X Iron Remover replace a claybar
    By mystickid in forum Car Detailing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-27-2014, 07:11 PM
  3. CarPro Iron X Snow Soap
    By Old Pirate in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-11-2014, 05:36 AM
  4. Iron X Soap Gel
    By wdmaccord in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-28-2013, 03:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •