Little black dots and a rough feeling at the bottom of your car? It is…
If you have a problem with fallout or iron particles from your brake pads soiling your wheels, you’re gonna need to use the best iron remover for the job.
Car care technology has rapidly developed over the last few years and the use of iron removers is now one of the most popular products in car detailing.
Removing fallout use to require the use of oxalic acid to break down and break apart the ferrous metal from the affected surface, usually paint, wheels & glass but have now been developed so that you no longer require an acidic fallout remover but a completely safe PH neutral formula which is even more effective than its acidic rival.
The best detailing iron remover are so simple to use; simply spray, dwell, agitate and rinse.
Even if you are using clay bars and polishes the use of an iron remover to remover fallout is vital as it removes the source of the problem by removing the oxidised metal from below the surface; somewhere clay bars can’t reach.
They are all fairly similar in product design so will all feature the following: Changes colour to purple when activated, have a distinctive smell..! and all ph neutral. Therefore the review of the best iron remover for detailing will concentrate on the effectiveness, value and quality of each fallout remover.
Best Iron Fallout Remover For Cars
CarPro was the first to come to market with their innovative iron remove dedicated to the removal of fallout from all car exterior surfaces and made a strong presence on the market..so strong it was primarily known for its ‘unique’ smell.
Despite the strong smell, it works very well and was instantly a must-have product in any detailers line up.
It could be used on all surfaces but wheels were the most popular application due to the high ferrous content that brake pads and brake discs would expel.
The CarPro Iron Remover was, and still is, a fantastic product and if it was reviewed in 2013 it would have won hands down but due to its popularity there have been many new kids on the block and simply made a good product better.
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Valet Pro have been developing quality detailing products for years. One of their latest developments is their professional fallout remover. It is an effective iron remover for both professionals and hobbyists whilst remaining easy to use.
It has the infamous iron remover smell so just be mindful when using it on a windy day(!) but the smell is a little nuisance compared to the big positive of making fallout removal easy and very effective.
The Valet Pro Dragons Breath is another great addition to the list of the best iron removers for detailing and its slightly thicker gel consistency gives it the slight upper hand over the CarPro offering.
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As a wheel cleaner it is one of the best available today. It is safe on ALL wheel types, including cars with carbon ceramic brake systems. It also boasts being PH neutral, water based & effective at removing iron contamination.
Despite being labelled as a wheel cleaner it is just as useful and competent at removing fallout and iron contamination from paint & glass.
It will make your wheels bleed purple just like regular iron removers so you can tell when contamination is present. If you are using as a wheel cleaner then this wheel cleaner will almost make cleaning your wheels a touch-less process.
It will remove contaminates with ease but if your wheels haven’t been cleaned for a long time then some gentle agitation may be required. The use of an EZ Detail brush will really help.
This is one of the best iron removers for wheels but like I said above, if this is in your arsenal of products and you find some small orange spots appearing then spray away and keep your car looking like new.
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They both have an extensive range of products and both compete for very similar business aiming for professionals and keen hobbyists.
This competition gives us two of the best iron removers for detailing and are both very good choices if you are looking for one to buy.
The Dodo Juice Ferrous Dueller targets ferrous fallout with their usual funky packaging and a unique green liquid.
Despite its claim for low odour, it does still have the unique iron remover odour so take this claim with a pinch of salt..and peg!
However, they have also added surfactants to improve cleaning ability, especially useful when cleaning wheels.
Like I said before, this will really come in handy on german, luxury or heavy vehicles where iron contamination will be high.
Dodo Juice have also made their ferrous metal remover thicker than most iron removers but is still easily spray-able. It helps it to cling on for longer which when trying to dissolve metal particles, really helps increase the work time and reduces your workload.
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#1 Best Car Fallout Remover – Gtechniq W6 Fallout
Gtechniq have created a premium line up of car detailing products designed for the professional detailer being quick and easy to use whilst being very effective.
Their best iron remover remains true to this and is very effective at removing ferrous metal particles from paint, wheels & glass.
Gtechniq W6 Fallout Remover is very quick at removing contamination and very quickly starts turning purple. This makes it very efficient at getting results and making your wheels & paint spotless in no time.
If you have tiny orange spots over your car paint or stubborn brake dust on your wheels, this iron remover will make it easy to get them back to looking like new.
Like most other formulas, rinse off or even wash off any other dirt from the affected surface making it easy to see the contamination. Then spray enough fallout remover to wet the surface and watch the surface turn purple and ‘bleed’.
Once bleeding has stopped agitate the surface with a microfibre wash mitt or simply rinse the surface with a pressure washer. This will be enough or re-wash the area to remove any traces of the product, check the surface and repeat if necessary.
This is fairly strong both in performance and smell so you shouldn’t need to repeat the process many times but the longer you leave it, the more it will remove.
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Improve Your Iron Removal
These iron removers are some of the best products for removing iron particles from your car but to make the job even more effective try the following;
- Wash the surface to remove dirt & grime
- Use a Clay Mitt to remove the ‘visible’ section’ of the contamination
- Now spray one of the best iron remover onto the affected surface (paint, wheels or glass)
- Allow to dwell for 3-5 minutes (don’t allow to dry)
- Agitate with separate wash mitt
- Rinse well
- Check & repeat..
Your paint or glass should now be flawless but if you still have small black dots then try a Tar Remover or paint polish for stained paintwork.
Now you have a list of the best iron removers we have used for our professional detailing services and hope you find these products useful in rectifying a problem or simply used to keep your car looking mint.
If you have any questions just ask us in the comment section below!