Tracking to the rescue;
If you find Wipe shows up halos due to dust specks or stacking artifacts, but despite AutoDev, you weren't able to see the dust specks or artifacts yet during mask editing (since you haven't completed the wipe yet that would show them), then simply go ahead with the wipe and "keep" the flawed result.
Now crop away the stacking artifacts/go into the mask editor to create the mask that you really needed in the first place. In both cases you can now see what you're doing. Now click on "Restore" on the main screen and choose "Original".
You will now end up with the pre-wipe data again, except this time with the stacking artifacts removed and/or with the correct mask set. Perform your Wipe as normal. Thanks to this Tracking time travel hack we were able to presage the "flawed" future of the Wipe result and correct the past.
StarTools creator and astronomy enthusiast