Q: Where is all this iron coming from?
A: Iron contamination can come from all sorts of places, but most often it is from vehicle braking. The brake dust that gathers around regular brake discs on your wheels is iron contamination. It is generated when the metal parts of your brakes are worn away during use. Trains that have stop at a train station will generate tremendous volumes of iron contamination, so if you park near a railway station regularly you will almost certainly have fallout on your car. Airports also generate fallout for the same reasons too, as well as industrial processes such as foundries, factories and iron works.
Q: How do fallout removers work?
A: Some fallout removers use a vehicle safe acid solution and some use different chemistry that causes a “bleeding” effect; iron that comes into contact with the chemical undergoes a chemical change that causes it to turn deep red and become water soluble creating the bleeding effect. Autoglym Professional Fallout Remover uses oxalic acid to remove fallout, Autoglym Professional Liquid Clay and Autoglym Magma use this bleeding chemical, we have termed this Colour Change Technology. Magma and Liquid Clay are also pH neutral products, so if you are really not keen on acid, these are the products for you.
Q:What is the difference between Magma and Liquid Clay?
A: Not a great deal. The name and bottle size are the most obvious factors, although there is a subtle difference in the formulations, but not enough to make a great deal of difference to the performance. Magma was formulated with the needs and desires of the home user in mind, Liquid Clay was formulated for professional users. Both are excellent at removing iron, are pH neutral and both use Colour change Technology, turning red during use.
Q: Is Autoglym Professional Autoglym Fallout remover the same type of product?
A: No, Fallout Remover removes iron contamination from vehicles by using Oxalic Acid. Until reactive bleeding fallout removers came along, this was the preferred method of chemical iron removal, and is actually still a very effective remover of iron deposits. It is safe to use as directed, do not let the acid word scare you, we would not sell it if it was damaging. Just make sure you follow the instructions and you will be fine. Fallout Remover does not turn red and show where the iron contamination is. If you want that sort of product use Liquid Clay or Magma.
Q: Why do you have two different fallout removers in the Autoglym Professional range?
A: To give you a choice! Both ways of removing fallout are effective, but some users want to see what is happening on the vehicle, and the visual indicator of colour change lets them see where the contamination is and can see it being removed. Most people opt for the colour changing products as they are more fun to watch!
We hope that this will help you find the right fallout remover for you, if you have any more questions please give our team a call or drop us an email.