I just tried using a Clay Bar kit on my Rogue to remove the rail rust and it worked really well!
I've been meaning to get around to waxing my Rogue. I finally decided to try out Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Polish & Wax
. (We'll see how well that works as soon as I do that.)
But there was a lot of rail rust on my Rogue. And I figured, I might as well deal with it before going through all the hassle of waxing my Rogue.
I remember reading this post. And my neighbour pointed out someone down the street was using these Clay Bars to get rid of small imperfections on his car. So while I was picking up cleaning supplies for my Rogue I grabbed a box of Simoniz Clay Bar Kit
Washed my car.
Sat down and broke off 1/4 of one of the 2 bars that comes in the kit. Misted the area I wanted to work on with the supplied liquid and rubbed.
It made short work of the rail rust!
Small little scratches, it does help to make them a little less noticeable. But does not remove them completely. But I am happy that some of the smaller scratches . . . it does enough that I can ignore them now and not wonder if I want to do anything about them.
I had quite a bit of rail rust on my Rogue. I only used that 1/4 of a bar to go over my entire Rogue. And only a small fraction of the liquid that they supplied. So . . . with 2 bars, that's 8 applications. I figure the liquid will outlast the bars, so just a matter of picking up more bars down the road.
I am only planning to do this once a year, just before I wax my Rogue.
I am very pleased with this category of product. It is so easy to do. And it works! IMHO well worth the time and effort!