The 'good smelling' iron X in its glorious lemon scent.
IronX’s advanced pH-balanced (pH-7) formula safely breaks down ferrous metallic contamination caused by automotive brakes, rail travel and construction from delicate vehicle surfaces. It can be used on paint, plastic, chrome, glass and alloy wheels. IronX works by forming a water-soluble complex with iron particles lodged in the surface, allowing them to be rinsed free, while cleaning deeper than washing or claying alone. Available in Original, Lemon Scent, and concentrated IronX Paste formulas for stubborn contaminants, IronX is the original, and still the best, acid-free iron fallout remover.
How do iron particles appear on your car surface and where?
Iron particles are all around us, and of course on our cars after travelling through the environment. They can be made from your car braking, driving near other cars, big trucks, train rails, industrial zones etc. They adhere to the car surface and once they "stick" to your paint due to their sharp edges together with sunshine they start to bake into the soft car paint layer where they oxidize and rust.
How to prevent iron dust from etching your paint?
It’s almost impossible to prevent the irons to stick on the surface, but it has been proven that inorganic coatings (such as Cquartz & CQUK) that have self-cleaning effects can reduce the quantity of iron that adheres to the surface.
How to remove iron particles from the surface?
There are a few options. Clay bar is one of them however claying will remove most of the irons by shaving them, which leaves some underneath the surface where it cannot reach. Also, clay could possibly mar your paint with micro scratches together with the iron it catches. Another option is by oxalic acid solutions. Though it may remove iron you can’t be sure it is safe on paint, which depends on dilution (low pH ), and it’s not safe to use for your own health and environment. The third option is by Iron X, a pH-neutral product, which reacts only with iron particles which it dissolves. IronX contains a specific chemical that reacts aggressively with iron… BUT and it’s big but, this chemical is very unstable if not mixed in the right % ,its sensitive to heat as well. This means it can even react with open air and change color to red/purple without any contact with iron!
Why does it change colour?
Iron X changes colour to red/purple when coming in contact with iron particles, this is due to chemical reaction between the chemicals and iron. However, some other products change colours as well. The change in colour does not necessarily mean a product is dissolving iron. There are very cheap chemicals that change their character simply by contact with air.
Will Iron X stain chrome wheels or chrome trims?
No, it’s completely safe to use on any chrome wheels, trim, or bare aluminium wheels. There is only one condition: Do not let it dry under sunlight
Will Iron X discolor wheel weights?
Yes, it will. Wheel weights are made from lead, Iron X will change the lead colour to green. However light agitation will recover the original colour.
Will Iron X affect brake callipers?
For most high-end callipers it will not affect them however we have heard from customers in the past that Iron X can affect the paint colour of low-quality acrylic painted callipers. For this reason, we advise you to be more careful not to spray on them.
Will Iron X remove wax from car paint?
Yes, if it’s a highly organic oil type it will affect the wax properties. If it’s a synthetic polymer sealant it won’t affect it much. On Cquartz or other inorganic coatings it won’t affect them at all. In fact, it is even recommended for use on them.
Does Iron X remove tar spots as well?
No, Iron X reacts only with iron particles.
Is Iron X safe to use on 3M films venture shields?
Yes, there is no problem at all using it on clear bra's and others.
Why does it smell so bad?
This is the nature of the chemical used, you cannot avoid this. If it doesn’t smell so strong it means it has very little effect on iron or is a very diluted or inferior formula. We do advise you to use a facemask and latex (or Nitrile) gloves while using Iron X.
Can I leave Iron X to dry on the surface?
Yes, you can leave Iron X on the surface to dry, but not under direct sunshine! However, I don’t suggest you leave any chemical composition to dry.