red pilbara stained paint work

Submitted: Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 12:58
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I have found the best way to get rid of the red dirt stains in my paint work. I used septone Mr buff cutting compound from super cheap auto it works a absolute cracker n treat. If only I could put a cple before n after shots on here to show everyone the results.
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Reply By: TomH - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 14:23

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 14:23
Its the stuff under the rubber seals thats hard to get rid of
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 17:01

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 17:01
A car detailed that did mine once used water based degreaser to clean the rubber seals.......worked great
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 14:59

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 14:59
hi reddeer
all i have ever used is a rich mix of truck wash
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 15:38

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 15:38
What Maz said, Reddeer.

Chemtech CT-18 Truck Wash at 10% or maybe a little stronger. Spray late in the day, leave overnight, then gernie off in the morning. Bob's your uncle...........

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Follow Up By: TomH - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 17:22

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 17:22
I ended up removing the seals as they were full of dust underneath.

A friend has a Cruiser he took across the Simpson when it was brand new, Must be 7 years ago and I pulled the taildoor seal back the other day and its still got red dust under it.

Wouldnt leave truckwash on that long. We found it tended to take the gloss off the paint on our buses if used every day for a prolonged period and were told never to leave it on, just put it on and wash it off.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 17:32

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 17:32
Yep another one for CT18.

The old CT12 used to fade the paint badly but CT18 is a much better product.
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Follow Up By: snow - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 19:43

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 19:43
Try a bit of kero in the water, good for bugs too
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 20:34

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 20:34
Agree with Tomh
I used to wash my ute with CT18 and when I went to get it detailed to sell it at only 5 years old the Detailer asked me if I use CT18 because it had dulled the paint and could not fully restore it
So go a bit easy with it
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 09:34

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 09:34
I thought of saying "why bother"? But on reflection when I had a Prado I was constantly washing and polishing the thing? The hours I spent removing damn scratches!!! Couldn't stand it looking out of place amongst all the other glittering Prados.
So for that and other reasons I went back to a Defender and am now quite happy letting the rain do it's work. Wash twice a year max. and then a decent polish and that's it.
Red dust stains? Show's it gets used for what it's built for.
Crack another tinny and rest awhile.
AlanH.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 09:44

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 09:44
To would never use CT18, I have seen what it can do to motor bike plastics!
I have read, I thought on this forum, that a solution of Napisan is good for removing red dirt stains, particularly around door seals etc.
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Follow Up By: Lloyd M - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:14

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:14
I'm with AlanH on this subject, plenty of more worth while things to do than washing a car.

My son & I always wave to on coming vehicles, but very few of the shiny "city" looking vehicles wave back, we think their arms are too sore from all the wash & polishing on their cars / caravans etc.

Not wanting to start an argument here, just a personal observation.

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Follow Up By: Member - KBAD - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:41

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:41
Not to sure about the paintwork but on metal like aluminium Peter G's hull cleaner have tried most things including CT18, Peter G's for me with brightwork.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 15:49

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 15:49
Ha ha, funny how some will pay $70,000 for a 4wd and not look after it ??

Each to their own as to how they spend their money !!

Give the 4wd a good wash with kero, then a good coat of wax.....doesn't really take all that long...unless you have a Defender...gotta watch that thin pommie paint !! LOL..
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 16:26

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 16:26
Best one I heard of was a stock agent in NZ who got a new car annually used to cover it with a coat of grease. It looked shocking but came up like new at years end when it was due to be traded.
On the dirt roads he travelled it looked the same anyway.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 18:08

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 18:08
After the comments above, wouldn't dispute that too much CT-18 is detrimental to paint work. We had an 80 series, that developed dull paint work. Didn't matter how much polish it got, it never looked pristine. Bit heavy on the truck wash I'd reckon. :-(

One of the local young fellars looks after his vehicles pretty well. Has a VDJ79, and has plastic over the door trims, duct tape on any of the painted surfaces that get scratched in normal use and of course good quality seat covers. Case of you reap what you sow, I'd reckon.

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