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post #1 of 6 Old 03-29-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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rust on my 12 WK2

I just washed my 2012 GC Overland by hand the other day, and i noticed that it is covered in spackled rust spots(about the size of a pin) . Is this a defect in the paint? It's only 5 months old and has just 10k kms, hopefully this is a warrenty issue.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-29-2013, 06:26 PM
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I get the same on my 2012 GC. My daughter also gets on her 2012 Hyundai Genesis.
She asked her dealer....apparently it's road grime.
They suggested mothers clay bar then seal with a good polish.
It wasn't covered by warranty. They wanted to charge her $235 for the privilege of them doing it.
Needless to say.....she bought her own clay bar.
I've scratched some of mine off with my fingernail. They come off easy enough
I'll let you know how the clay works aswell.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-29-2013, 09:22 PM
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Possibly also rail dust, like posted above, good clay bar and wax.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-30-2013, 07:35 AM
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I just washed my 2012 GC Overland by hand the other day, and i noticed that it is covered in spackled rust spots(about the size of a pin) . Is this a defect in the paint? It's only 5 months old and has just 10k kms, hopefully this is a warrenty issue.
My white 2012 altitude has them also. I've concluded it's the orange ice melt they use on the CO roads. I was able to wash some off but I'll be doing the clay bar also when it's wax time.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-01-2013, 06:26 AM
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The specs you are seeing are common on all cars, but only really noticable on white cars. What you are seeing are tiny particles of Iron from brake pads. (From your car as well as others.) They get stuck on the surface of the clearcoat, then rust like all iron does. No harm to the paint, occasional claying and a good wax will keep them down.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-01-2013, 07:37 AM
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My last three cars were white and I always had them. I read it was rail dust. Yes you can clay bar it out but man that is work! This time I got black, I know they are still there but at least now I can't see it!
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