There are many forms of prevention and removal, however
most are not completely successful (other than using Erazerô Automotive
Appearance Products). Some actually can cause more damage to the
paint finish and all are costly and ineffective compared to using Erazerô
Automotive Appearance Products.
applied to vehicle prior to shipment from factory
leaves 40% of finish unprotected
short term solution for long term problem
Many manufacturers are
applying plastic covering to portions of the vehicle prior to shipping from
the factory. This is meant to prevent the infection of paint
contamination. This is effective only during the initial shipment of the
vehicle, however it is estimated that only 60% of the vehicle is protected
with plastic. The plastic is removed immediately when the vehicle arrives
at the dealer and does not offer any protection while the vehicle is sitting
on the dealers lot. While at the dealers lot, the vehicle is continuously
subjected to paint contamination. Brake dust and industrial fallout can
easily settle onto the paint finish and in some instances, a dealers lot is
next to a railroad, which can easily infect the paint finish with rail dust.
Note: Plastic covering is leaving over 40% of the vehicle
unprotected, and is only a short term solution for a long term problem.
no chemical can protect the finish from rail dust, brake dust
or industrial fallout contamination, no matter what the infomercial may
some use highly toxic acids to remove contaminants, which is
not totally efficient or effective
Some manufacturers actually
spray the vehicle with a chemical prior to shipment from the factory and
some even use chemicals in attempt to remove paint contamination.
Cosmoline was thought to help protect the paint finish from contamination
during shipment, however it is unsuccessful in preventing damage from rail
dust, brake dust, and industrial fallout. Cosmoline was first used by
foreign manufacturers during shipment overseas. There are some products on
the market that claim to protect the paint finish from almost anything
including, lasers, fire, and a sandblaster! There is no chemical on the
market that can protect the paint finish from brake dust, rail dust, and
industrial fallout contamination, no matter what the infomercial claim may
be! Some are also using highly toxic chemicals to remove rail dust, brake
dust and industrial fallout. This process involves giving the paint finish
an "acid bath" which is supposed to dissolve the contaminants. This has
been found by many to be ineffective, and extremely dangerous for the user
and the paint finish!
Note: There is no chemical application that can protect the finish from rail
dust, brake dust, and industrial fallout contamination.
cannot remove rail dust, brake dust and industrial fallout
cannot protect the finish from rail dust, brake dust and
waxing without first removing contaminants, actually causes
Some thought that
waxing is enough to protect the finish from this type of contamination,
however the truth is that wax cannot protect the finish from rail dust,
brake dust or industrial fallout contamination, and may even make the
situation worse. The graphic illustration above demonstrates what happens
when a vehicle is waxed without first properly removing paint
contamination. Waxing the finish may leave the finish feeling smooth,
however it has only covered up the contamination, not removed it. Covering
up the problem is like sweeping dirt under the rug! It may disappear for
the time being, however it is guaranteed to return!
Note: Waxing the finish will not protect from paint contamination.
Wet-sanding & buffing
timely and expensive procedure
not 100% effective in removing contaminants
can remove a protective layer of the paint
finish to remove contaminants
Most are using the method of
wetsanding and buffing the finish to remove paint contamination. This can
be more damaging to the finish than it is good. A buffer can skip right
over the contaminants in most cases, and in other cases, it can actually
remove a layer of the finish to remove the contaminants. The graphic
illustration above demonstrates how buffing the finish can remove a
protective layer of the paint. A finish can only be buffed a few times
before it seriously weakens the protective properties of the paint finish.
Note: Wetsanding and buffing is not an
effective means of removing paint contamination.