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    The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips





    An iron remover is one of those products you want to use but you don't actually want it to work - Mike Phillips


    Using an iron remover is like buying car insurance, you want to have it but you don't really want to use it because that means you were in an accident and this is never any fun. That said, it's important to have car insurance for financial, physical and emotional peace of mind just in case you are involved in an accident.

    When you use an iron remover, you don't actually want to see iron contamination via the very visual bleeding-effect as this means your car's exterior is contaminated. Contamination means deterioration has been taking place. That's never a good thing and especially considering how thin clearcoat layer of paint is from the factory.

    Like having car insurance, it's a good idea to use an iron remover on your car's exterior, but like car insurance, you really don't have to use it or in the case of an iron remover you don't actually want to see any color changing or bleed-effect take place as this would mean your car's exterior is not contaminated.

    It would be better to see nothing and have peace of mind. The price of the iron remover is a minimal compared to knowing your paint was not contaminated.

    If you do see the color changing or bleeding effect, then you have peace of mind knowing the contamination has been removed and the deterioration has been stopped.


    The only way to really know if your car is contaminated is to use some insurance i.e. use an iron remover...






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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    When I applied IronX to my CLS550 not too much color change happened, which was gratifying. What are your thoughts on using an iron remover on a fabric convertible top (both light and dark colored)?
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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by bal View Post

    When I applied IronX to my CLS550 not too much color change happened, which was gratifying.
    Thank you for chiming in and adding this to the thread. This is my point. You want to use it - you don't want to see it work.


    Quote Originally Posted by bal View Post

    What are your thoughts on using an iron remover on a fabric convertible top (both light and dark colored)?

    Great question and if the car in question was an older neglected convertible and especially if the car has been parked outside a lot in its life, then I would probably go for it. I can't think of a real world car project that I've detailed that had a CAVAS top and I used an iron remover.

    But - here's two cars with white vinyl tops where I DID use an iron remover. Full write-ups and lots of pictures.


    Vinyl Top Extreme Makeover - How to remove mold, mildew, dirt and stains out of a vinyl convertible top









    I think the word for the change is

    DRAMATIC


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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    Here's the other write-up...


    Vinyl Top Extreme Makeover! - Do you own a Porter Cable and a Cyclo Brush?


















    All the pictures for the above Thunderbird project can be seen here,

    How to restore a Barn Find - 1969 Ford Thunderbird - #7 Rub Out + FLEX = 3D products


    This was truly an amazing and extreme makeover...


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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    Thanks Mike - that's truly impressive!

    In my case, the light colored top is only a few years old (a replacement top for a 911). It is regularly cleaned so I think it is in good shape. I have an interesting small greenish spot on it but that's a question for another post. The black one is on a 2006 Mini of unknown history. I might try a light spray of IronX to see what happens. Will report back.
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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by bal View Post

    The black one is on a 2006 Mini of unknown history.

    I might try a light spray of IronX to see what happens.

    Will report back.

    Maybe test to a inconspicuous area first.

    I'll test some on some black canvas tomorrow and see if there's any negative reaction.


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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by bal View Post

    In my case, the light colored top is only a few years old (a replacement top for a 911). It is regularly cleaned so I think it is in good shape.

    The black one is on a 2006 Mini of unknown history.

    Just for your reference, below is a very detailed how-to article with lots of pictures showing how to safely and correctly wash and then protect a convertible top using RaggTopp products.


    NEW Haartz/RaggTopp Convertible Top Brush - How to clean and protect a convertible top


    Plus a technique I developed instead of following the directions. (something I rarely do)





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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    ***Bump***


    Bumpity bumpity bump!


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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    These are truly amazing

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    Re: The Car Insurance Analogy for using an Iron Remover by Mike Phillips

    The first time I ever used a product like that, my neighbor's daughter ran her front drivers side brake metal to metal for about two months. Come spring, most of the left side and rear was heavily contaminated. The door of the Ford Mustang was about completely coated. The Meguiar's aggressive clay wasn't doing much of anything.

    It would have been a very, very difficult task removing all that iron with a clay bar. It even took over half the 16oz bottle to remove it all. Like three or four applications on that door alone. I really wish I had taken pictures of that before and after.

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