Iron Out 5-Litre
- Product Type:
- Contaminant Remover
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Developed as a heavy-hitting ferrous fallout remover, Iron Out is an advanced reactive gel capable of safely and effectively eradicating the sharp, embedded metal particles that are impossible to abolish by washing alone.
Iron contamination is chiefly derived from brake dust (but can come from other sources such as train lines) and is essentially tiny pieces of metal shrapnel floating around in the air with sharp, serrated ages that can embed themselves in softer surfaces such as paintwork and glass. In many cases, especially on lighter paintwork finishes, this contamination can present itself as small rusty spots, on others it may not be immediately obvious but even the unseen particles can pose a huge problem. This heavy contamination is most commonly found on daily drivers, frequently-breaking city cars and vehicles that rack up a serious amount of high-speed motorway mileage. It is extremely important to remove these particles, especially prior to any sort of polishing or paint correction, to prevent them being pulled out and dragged across top layers inflicting damage like scratches and swirl marks. It’s also crucial to carry out the metal decontamination process before adding protection layers, which can essentially lock these highly corrosive particles in, allowing them to cause damage, even under the surface. The only way of safely purging surfaces of this kind of heavily embedded contamination is through intense chemical removal, making Iron Out the ideal decontamination solution.
Iron Out promotes a chemical reaction, which is often referred to as ‘bleeding’. As the embedded iron is dissolved safely into the solution, the formula is designed to turn blood red, temporally highlighting the contamination as it creates a solute - locking dissolved metal in the solution and away from surfaces, allowing it to be safely rinsed away. Iron out changing colour indicates that the solution has reacted, contains the contamination, and is ready to be rinsed.
Safe for use on most exterior surfaces, including paintwork, aluminium, magnesium, stainless-steel, anodised finishes, chrome, glass, plastic and even rubber, Iron Out can be utilised as a stand-alone decontamination product, or as the first step of a full 3-stage decontamination process. By following up with ObliTARate Tar & Glue Remover to eradicate tar, traffic cone rash and other sticky residues. And finishing with a Clay Bar (and Glide Clay Lube) to physically pull-out protein and mineral deposits from sources such as rainwater and bird droppings, surfaces will be fully decontaminated and in prime condition for polishing. For more information on this process see our full guide - How to safely Decontaminate Paintwork.
While the metal contamination is quickly liquified into the solution, Iron Out can also be lightly agitated on the most heavily contaminated areas, with a Foam or Microfibre Applicator. This process isn’t to help remove the ferrous particles physically, but simply to refresh the solution, moving away ‘spent’ product (the solute already containing dissolved metal) to replenish the area with fresh solution to further react with any remaining contamination. After agitation, the solute can be safely rinsed away. This process should be performed every 3-6 months on daily driven vehicles in preparation for adding paintwork protection.
Aside from being the professional solution for paintwork and glass decontamination, Iron Out Contaminant Remover also contains powerful degreasers and cleaning agents, making it the ideal product for periodical decontamination and deep-cleaning on painted and powdercoated wheels. It’s obvious that alloy wheels tend to suffer from a heavier concentration of brake dust contamination than any other vehicle area, so using Iron Out every few months can prevent the onset of heavy corrosion and the risk of structural failure. Iron Out can even be brushed-in using Revolution Wheel Soap and Imperial Wheel Cleaner for more effective cleaning on wheels and even exhaust tips. For the full rundown on the best way to use Iron Out on any alloy wheel finish see our guide – Clean Your Wheels More Effectively.
For a selection of professional tips on using this product most effectively check out our article – Get Even More From Your Iron Out.
•We recommend avoiding brake discs and pads when using this product.
•Do not leave to dry on the vehicle.
- Removes brake dust and iron particles from your vehicle
- Suitable for paintwork, aluminium, anodised wheels and glass
- Prevents paint and wheel corrosion with regular use
- Contains degreasing agents to remove road grime
- 5-Litre container with the same high quality and better value for money
For paintwork, glass and trim: ensure that vehicle has been washed thoroughly. Always follow the correct pre-wash procedure, followed by snow foam and a 2-bucket contact wash before using Iron Out. It is not necessary to dry your vehicle first. Apply liberally to all contaminated areas. For Periodic Wheel Cleaning: Iron Out can be applied liberally to dirty wheels. We recommend avoiding brake discs, pads and aftermarket calipers.
For paintwork, glass and trim: wait for product to turn blood red, indicating the reaction. For added bite Iron Out can then lightly agitated if necessary to refresh the solution, moving away spent solute (reacted solution that already contains metal) and replenishing the area with new solution. Do not allow Iron Out To dry on the vehicle. For Wheel Cleaning: Iron Out can be brushed-in using a combination of Revolution Wheel Soap and Imperial Wheel Cleaner. We recommend using a Barrel Brush for the inner wheels, followed by a Detailing Brush and a dedicated wash mitt to ensure agitation on all areas. Do not allow the product to dry on wheels.
For paintwork, glass, trim and wheels: rinse thoroughly using a pressure washer, ensuring that all spent solution has been removed from all surfaces.
For Paintwork, glass, trim and wheels: repeat is necessary until all contamination has been removed. If carrying out a full 3-stage decontamination prior to polishing or adding protection follow with ObliTARate Tar & Glue Remover for sticky residues, and a Clay Bar (and Glide Clay Lube) to remove mineral and protein deposits, along with industrial fallout and overspray.
How often should I use Iron Out?
Although Iron Out Contaminant remover contains heavy-duty cleaning agents and degreasers, it's chiefly designed for the chemical removal of sharp, ferrous metal contamination that embeds itself into paintwork and other surfaces, and should be used prior to polishing or adding protection layers. This kind of corrosive metal shrapnel is generally derived from brake dust and builds up over months - as opposed to days - making weekly decontamination unnecessary. On exterior paintwork and glass we recommend using Iron Out every 3-6 months on daily drivers. On painted and powdercoated wheels, which see a much heavier concentration of brake dust, Iron Out Can be used around once a month. In both cases Iron Out should be used for periodical deep-cleaning and decontamination, rather than on every maintenance wash.
Is Iron Out safe to use on my vehicle that has been ceramic coated?
Iron Out is safe for periodical decontamination on ceramic coatings. Silica (Si02) or Quartz based coatings are designed to create a hard, glass-like layer that's impermeable to water and grime. Although these layers offer a huge amount of protection against the metal contaminants in brake dust, sharp ferrous particles can eventually embed themselves into the top layer of coating. In these cases using Iron Out will chemically dissolve the metal contamination, however it may affect the durability of the coating. So, after using a fallout remover we'd always recommend topping up ceramic coatings to prolong their life with a suitable Si02-based product such as Lavish Ceramic Foam, Aqua Coat Hydrophobic Rinse Aid, Caramics Gloss Enhancer or Ceramic Spray Wax.
How long do I leave Iron Out on for?
The advanced Iron Out solution is designed to turn blood red as it reacts with metal particles, dissolving them into the solution to create a solute that can be safely rinsed away. When Iron Out changes colour, this means that the chemical reaction has already taken place, and that the solute should be rinsed immediately, unless agitation is required, in which case rinse immediately after. Never let Iron Out dry on your vehicle. Take a look at our article - Get Even More From Your Iron Out - for tips on how to use Iron Out safely and effectively.