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    Masking for Iron-X

    Hi all..
    I got some products this week to start cleaning my black, 2010 Nissan Frontier. It is dirtier now than it ever has been. I'm hoping to do what I can with the products I got this weekend.

    I do have a question first though. I bought a bottle of Iron-X. I understand its purpose and procedure for use. However, I've seen a couple things on the interweb that suggest to mask off the wheel brake calipers and rotors before using this product.

    Is it common practice to do this ? I haven't really noticed anybody here mentioning this when using Iron-X.

    Thanks in advance and sorry about the newb question.

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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    I just don’t spray those parts on purpose but if a little bit gets there I’m not worried about it.
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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    I have never done this, and I have had zero problems.

    That said, I do try to only hit my targeted areas and avoid heavy spraying on those I don't.

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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Just try to avoid soaking the brake components with it. If you want to really blast your rims with it then maybe, but I myself have not experienced any issues in this regard.

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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    Spray everything. Don't let it dry on the surface. Stop worrying about it so much. You'll be just fine. Don't believe everything you hear on the internet.

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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    Ok guys. Thanks for the replies. I'm going to try to start on my truck either this evening or tomorrow evening. Weather permitting of course.

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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    what about plastic trim and glass? same idea to avoid it, but a little overspray doesn't hurt? I also have a new bottle of iron-x and i'm a little nervous to use it.
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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    I have never considered the need to tape anything before using a ferrous removing product. I have a variable nozzle on my ferrous spray bottle and narrow it down for wheels. I try to avoid the rotors when getting the barrels and spoke pattern.

    Like BSoares said above, I've been "sloppy" sometimes and haven't had any problems whatsoever.

    I spray it somewhat liberally on the paint and never worry about trims or glass.

    A good, thorough flush rinse of all areas after and I'm good.

    Don't fret over using it, Belo. Just don't let it dry and give it a good rinse afterwards. It's easy stuff.

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    Re: Masking for Iron-X

    Its the bare metal calipers that can change to a greenish color, but if you scrub the green film with your barrel cleaning brush it comes off. It doesn't really rinse off well without that agitation.

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