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Is it worth using Iron X?

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by Submariner1, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Submariner1

    Submariner1 Senior Member

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    I wondered is it worth using Iron X?

    OK I can see the more contaminant one dissolves off the less one has to clay off ( less mechanical marring etc.) and it might shorten the claying process, and if machine polishing reduce the amount of damaging crude on a polishing pad.

    And it might remove more embedded contaminants, that over time could damage paint (er like would I ever even notice it?? )

    Does it make a real difference?

    I am being open minded here.
    I remember when a Friend first introduced me to a Clay bar.
    Sounded like the most ludicrous waste of time, and potentially very damaging .... “come on scrubbing some clay over a slightly gritty car ... Nuts”

    Ooops ... how wrong can one be ... Once used! hooked for life!! Super smooth, Glossier look, deeper shine and hey it cuts the time to wax in half ... it couldnt get better
    Well it did ... as the beading shed dirty water better and for longer!

    Assuming it is worth it.

    Which is better Carpro Iron X ( states safe on all car surfaces including aluminium, anodised and chrome covered plastic)
    Or Bilthamber Korrosol?
    -generally good value stuff, but it does warn about Chromed Plastic parts and anodised trim and plastic parts in tne Spec sheet.

    I want the safe route!
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Yes , I use it in the lower half of the car , probably once a year before I clay bar. I can recommend the Bilt hamber , good stuff
     
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    I use it on my car (wheels). Also used it on my wife's 4 year old car (wheels and body) and was amazed at the amount of purple on the body. It is a nice product - cannot say if it is better or worse than other brands - however I avoid cheap stuff purely because I believe it is cheaper for a reason (inferior ingredients etc). I might be paying for the name but, hey ho!

    re clay bars - I've never tried them but a clay mitt worked wonders on my wife's car and worked to remove watermarks on my car!
     
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    Just bought some Autofinesse Iron Out, used by a lot of pro detailers.

    Yet to use it but wanted something to get rid of many of those little clingy spots as possible!
     
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    Me too. Reminds me mine needs its pre winter full spa treatment soon.
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    The trick is to get it done on one of the last decent sunny weather days , a bit like putting winter tyres on , I always try and do it early long before it hits freezing weather
     
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    Submariner1 Senior Member

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    I saw that Bilt Hamber Korrosol variant, and was pretty keen on its PH Neutral balance formula.
    But I was seriously put off a sentence in the Download pdf. where it says:
    “ Do not apply on chromed plastic or chromed films, as the conductive materials may be removed“

    Thinking of the CL there are lots of chrome detailed bits all over it, are they chromed metal or alloy or like the centre star ... pretty sure that is chromed plastic. And the door cill protectors they are £700 a side! Some are stainless but some are a film of what ever on plastic!

    Has anyone ever had a bad reaction to any surfaces?

    That said the CarPro Iron X says its save on all body part materials, is the true or are they just not quite as truthful ... I assume they all pretty much use the same ingredients?

    Would 500 ml be enough to do an S Class?
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    500ml should do the car a couple of times . No I've never had a reaction , it's probably a general warning for people that don't follow/read the directions of use .
     
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    Just follow the instructions, not sure I would use in on a B pillar!!! Did a great job on my wheels though
     
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    Saw this posted up yesterday on a Forum:
    I have comparison tested Race Glaze Ironpro against a couple of other market leading dedicated iron fallout removers.
    I would say that IronPRO performs better than Carpro ironX - I sprayed IronPRO after cleaning a wheel with ironX and it revealed some fallout remaining....but clean a wheel with IronPro and then use ironX, revealed no iron residue remaining.
    Summary: faster and more efficient cleaning.
     
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    Weird, I went on this thinking it was about doing the laundry, something I don't get to do.
     
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    You could get more involved buddy :shock: . Just ask
     
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    and add something red to the white wash for your first time and then you will be banned for life - result ;)
     
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