RUST COLORED SPOTS AFTER RAIN

  • Tiny
  • inmyheart28
  • 2010 Hyundai Elantra
  • 3,100 miles

Sometimes after my White car gets rained on (mostly if it just get a little bit wet) there will appear "rust colored" spots where there was water. This doesn't happen all the time and it wipes right off. Is there any product that I can apply to prevent this? What causes this?

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 8:16 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Good paint sealer/wax? Do you think rust is from car itself or dirty rain? If you wash car (sprinkle) do they appear too?

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 10:59 PM
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  • inmyheart28
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I assume it is from dirty rain because they don't appear when I wash the car. I have never seen anything like this before (even on a white car) and I don't know what to make of it. Again, it is only really when a few drops of rain fall on my car.

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 11:05 PM
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  • fixitmr
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You downwind of any volcanos/industrial areas?

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 11:13 PM
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Like a said a good coating of a protectant will repel water so it dont leave drops?

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 11:14 PM
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  • inmyheart28
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I am in Florida. No volcanos. There may be some stuff in the air as this is a major metro area. Whatever the cause I will try the options you said, thanks!

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 11:18 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Proberbly acid rain, ensure a good water replant sealer and wash off any stains when practicable.

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Monday, April 16th, 2012 AT 11:26 AM

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