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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Rail Dust Damage Repair

Warning: Refer to Eye Protection Warning in the Preface section.

Note: If rail dust has penetrated into the basecoat, the panel requires refinishing. Ensure all the rail dust has been removed prior to refinishing or the rust spots will return.

Rail dust damage comes from the tiny iron particles produced from the friction between the train wheels and the track. It can also be deposited on vehicles if stored near any operation producing iron dust (i.e., steel ore yards). This dust can either lay on top of, or embed into the paint surface. It is usually diagnosed as bumps in the paint surface or rust colored spots in the paint.

  1. Move the vehicle to a cool shaded area and ensure the vehicle surfaces are cool   during the removal process.
  2. Thoroughly wash the repair area with a GM approved Liquid Wash and Wax kit
  3. Wipe the area dry.
  4. Clean the affected area with silicone, wax and grease remover.
  5. Perform the removal process according to the manufacturer's directions of the type of repair material used (Gel Type Oxalic Acid or Clay Type Non-Acid Based). If, upon inspection, some particles are still present, the process may be repeated. If the damage has been repaired, complete the repair to the entire panel
  6. Polish the entire panel after the removal process. If small pits remain in the clearcoat after all of the damage has been repaired, refer to Clearcoat Repair without Repainting.
Paint Gauges
Paint thickness gauge. measure the total thickness of the vehicle finish. It is important to accurately measure the thickness of the finish on each vehicle as the thickness of the finish will vary ...

Plastic Panel Information and Repair
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Other materials:

Steering Wheel Inflatable Restraint Module Replacement
Removal Procedure Warning: When carrying a live inflator module, make sure the bag opening is pointed away from you. This minimizes the chance of injury in the case of an accidental deployment. Never carry the inflator module by the wires. Never carry the inflator module by the connector on t ...

Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle. Press to activate the safety locks. The indicator light comes on when activated. The rear door power windows are also disabled. Press again to deactivate the safety locks and power windows ...

Vehicle Personalization
The audio system controls are used to access the personalization menus for customizing vehicle features. CONFIG (Configuration): Press to access the Configuration Settings menu. MENU/SEL: Press the center of this knob to enter the menus and select menu items. Turn the knob to scroll through th ...

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