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Unhappy Rust specks in chrome trim

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2 months ago I purchased a "New" 2015 Accord Coupe from a Chicago dealer. It was overstock and only had 19 miles on it. I have recently noticed that the chrome trim around the windows are covered with rust specks. Hopefully they are somewhat clear in the pic. I can't tell what these might be from but am now wondering if the dealer had this "new" car sitting outside for 2 winters. In Chicago we get real winters but I don't see the car getting rust spots just by sitting stationary for 2 years. Have any of you seen this happen on chrome trim before? I'm going to have a body shop take a look if I can't figure it out. FYI, the dealer didn't sell it as "new" since it was an older model year so its not covered under new car warranty. I declined their warranty (too much $$) in favor of one from my credit union that covers it to 100K.

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That's just contamination on the surface. Take it to a detailer, not a body shop or do it yourself with a wash, a decontaminator and clay bar then wax.
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Road salt spray from being driven in the winter or maybe from being splashed with road salt while parked on their lot?

Various commercial products (eg, TurtleWax Chrome Wax & Rust Remover) available to remove rust spots from chrome, plus some home remedies that include using cola soda pop (eg, Coke/Pepsi) and/or aluminum foil.

And then a good coat of wax to keep it from coming back.
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Thanks for the feedback! I'll get at it with claybar and wax next weekend.
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If it's on the polished stainless(not chrome) trim,looking closely it will also be on your paint.Time for a full claybar rubdown and a detail.

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I would probably try clay bar, then maybe chrome polish, then wax.

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Remember to decontaminate after washing. Look for Iron-X, just spray and watch the contaminants turn purple. Wash off then clay bar.
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I've got similar discolorations on the chrome trim across the back of the trunk lid on my 2016 Touring. I've tried wax, clay bar, vinegar, and chrome polish. Absolutely no affect on the stains. My car is garaged all the time. I'm convinced it's a poor quality job of chrome plating. I'm still under the 36 month warranty so I'll see what the dealer says.
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Iron-X for 10 minutes and a damp microfiber cloth, followed by good wash and *poof*, all gone.

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Iron-X for 10 minutes and a damp microfiber cloth, followed by good wash and *poof*, all gone.

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Could be rail dust that contaminated the paint/chrome. Usually is. Sitting in the dealers lot for that time allowed oxidation.

Your Iron-X wash is exactly what it needed.

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Greetings!
2 months ago I purchased a "New" 2015 Accord Coupe from a Chicago dealer. It was overstock and only had 19 miles on it. I have recently noticed that the chrome trim around the windows are covered with rust specks. Hopefully they are somewhat clear in the pic. I can't tell what these might be from but am now wondering if the dealer had this "new" car sitting outside for 2 winters. In Chicago we get real winters but I don't see the car getting rust spots just by sitting stationary for 2 years. Have any of you seen this happen on chrome trim before? I'm going to have a body shop take a look if I can't figure it out. FYI, the dealer didn't sell it as "new" since it was an older model year so its not covered under new car warranty. I declined their warranty (too much $$) in favor of one from my credit union that covers it to 100K.

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You say the car is NEW? If you are the first owner I would think you would be covered under the new car warranty. It should not matter that it is a 2015.

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Really no need to buy IronX. It is expensive and if you aren't going to use it all the time, no need. I would recommend buying a clay bar kit from the auto parts store and also some Meguiars M105 or Ultimate Compound. I agree with above that your whole car should be clayed if you are seeing that on the trim.

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Use the Meguiars if you don't get all the spots off the trim. I've seen it several times on cars I have detailed and the M105 with a foam pad works every time.

Follow with a sealant, which will last longer than wax.

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Check out Mothers® Polishes·Waxes·Cleaners they have products that will remove and protect the chrome trim pieces.

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Iron-X for 10 minutes and a damp microfiber cloth, followed by good wash and *poof*, all gone.

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As mentioned Iron-x did the trick. It was rail dust and that worked perfectly. Looks new again.
Thanks everyone for the tips!

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