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hi ***, just wanting some clarification about 3 products I'v read about on other threads.

Are Iron x and the Wolf Deironiser the same type of product, i.e. these both remove iron from paint and wheels, but I see the Wolf is called brake duster so do they both remove brake dust or just the wolf? Are they both an alternative to other wheel cleaners I've use like upsuma and bilberry or are they extra to be used as well as?

It tardis different stuff, for removing just tar from paint and wheels, and again should be used as well as the above?

Are the really stubborn black spots on my white wheels iron or tar? What about the stubborn black spots (assume same as wheels) and orange spots I see on the paintwork?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I think your location should read "half a mile behind you" lol.

Yes, Brake Duster and Iron-X are both for removing iron contamination. Having used both, Iron-X is by far the more potent and works much quicker, but it is also more expensive and smells awful! Brake Duster is more nostril friendly, but hardly smells as sweet as Autobahn! You use both products on the wheels and paintwork to remove those 'orange spots'. These aren't replacements for your standard wheel cleaners, they are to be used in addition with.

The black dots on your wheels are going to be tar, and also brake dust particles. Tardis is best used to remove those that are tar (can be used on paint aswell), whatever it leaves behind is not tar, it will be iron / brake dust.

Hope this helps you understand a bit more? now you may be able to get that half mile further down the road... :)
 

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Ive got small black particles in the corners on my alloy wheels. Wont come off with regular washing. What would be the best product to use? Thanks.
tar remover
If its not tar then a good brake dust cleaner/iron-x

Once you get them spotless then seal them with a good wheel sealant. I use poorboys but there are loads of good ones out there :worms:
 

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Just a word of warning with Tardis, don't leave it on as left on I understand it damages the paint surface (fine if you wipe it off then wash the surface) and also make sure you use gloves as I believe its harmful by skin contact.

Very good tar remover though. I have a bottle or two stashed away.

I also have Iron X although I've yet to use it on my car (did a nice job on my outside house light though!).

The Bilberry you mentioned earlier though is an excellent wheel cleaner and one of my favs albeit its only a detergent and not an iron or tar cleaner.
 

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tardis is indeed strong stuff, hence autosmart put it in metal containers, bilberry is good too but expensive (about £25 for 5 litres) against autosmart smartwheels which is about £10 cheaper..
 

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thanks magic.... I think lol

anyways I'm going to buy 1L of wolf and tardis to give them a try first as the iron x is hard to get. Are these simply sprayed on neat or can you dilute?
 

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thanks magic.... I think lol

anyways I'm going to buy 1L of wolf and tardis to give them a try first as the iron x is hard to get. Are these simply sprayed on neat or can you dilute?
Iron-X is easily available from i4Detailing & CleanYourCar. Don't dilute Tardis, not sure about Wolfs but assume don't dilute that also.

Autobrite also do a similar product called Purple Rain.
 

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thanks magic.... I think lol

anyways I'm going to buy 1L of wolf and tardis to give them a try first as the iron x is hard to get. Are these simply sprayed on neat or can you dilute?
No dilution of either product is required. You'll need to invest in a couple of sprayers with chemical resistant heads aswell, to decant these products into.

As someone has already mentioned, don't leave the Tardis on for long. I spray it on the effected area, and within about 20-30 seconds the tar begins to 'bleed' - it's at this point you wipe off with a clean microfibre. Then make sure you rinse the area thoroughly afterwards.

The Brake Duster can be left on for 15/20mins. It goes on clear (ish) and turns purple when it reacts with iron. Leave this to dwell, and again, rinse thoroughly. I don't wipe this product, incase I drag any iron particles across the paint, I simply rinse under pressure when I believe the time is right.
 
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