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Old 03-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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"dusting" your car...bad idea?

Ive always heard wiping dust off with your hands is a horrible idea. My other car is black so literally a 5 minute drive leaves a fresh coat of dust always. I never wiped it off ever but i would constantly wash it. My kona blue stang isnt as bad for dust as black but still can easily have a visible coating.

If you have a suuuuper light coat of dust is it very harmful to brush it off with a clean microfibre cloth? Or blow away with an air compressor? Note that this car is waxed regularly and i used a quick wax spray after every wash.

Also, how about a chamois cloth to dry off light rain water...
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I have a California car duster the duster has carnauba wax soaked into the fiber , the duster lifts dust off it doesn't push dust like a microfiber towel would u car pick one up at any auto parts store for about $20
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Use a California duster when there is a very light coat of dust and you will be fine. If it gets thick never dust it off. You can use a chamois on a wet car as long as it wasn't super dirty to begin with.
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buy a REAL california duster they are AMAZING. I have had the same one for 12 plus years and used it on all 4 of my mustangs. You dust it when you put it in the garage or what ever and you can dust it all you want, ive also never had to wash it. It works great and you dont want to just wipe it off with a microfiber towel.

i recommend looking into DWG International™ - Manufacturer of Dri Wash 'n Guard® its what i use, that is applied with terry 100% cotton and buffed off with microfiber, goes on black trim, windows, wheels, paint, etc.

between coats of that meguiars exterior details applied just the same (not in the sun as it dries fast and leaves streaks)
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Re: "dusting" your car...bad idea?

Anytime you physically touch the car you take a chance on introducing new scratches or swirls into the paint, so make sure whatever you're using is extremely clean...and if you drop the damn thing, DON'T re-use it. Your paint will thank you later
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That driwash stuff looks neat..pricey though! Ill look for a california duster...probably not in stores here in canada ill search online..thanks guys
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california dusters are everywhere I would think, just make sure its the real brand. when they are new they can have some wax like stuff on em but it wears off quick and you are good to go.

dwg IS costly but it goes so far overall it save me, I buy bulk and it lasts FOREVER 60 buck bottle will last me 2 years easy~ but wax or what ever use what you love dont matter dust is dust and a duster works GREAT. I use a little one on the interior as well and a cheap version for the engine... dont want to mix and match and KEEP THEM AWAY FROM tire shine!!!!!!!!

just streaks a bit till it wears off lol... tire shine either at the show or when you can let the car sit a day or so to dry it fully and wipe off all the extra really good to keep sling down.

any big show I go to I NEVER apply tire shine or amoral to the car before arriving as it slings or runs.
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Other than the aforementioned California Duster, NEVER touch a dry cloth to the paint! I live in the dustiest burg in the world, and dust on cars is just a way of life. I had a black Roush, and I just about ruined the paint by not being extremely careful about it.

When you get the duster, (Target has 'em!) lay some newspapers on the floor, take the duster out and lay it on the paper overnight. Sometimes the dusters come with a little excess stuff on the fibers and it will streak the first few times you use it.

After that, the more you use it, the better it works!

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Old 03-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #9
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Great tip sinister! Thanks! I will hunt one down if i cant find it here i canada i will order online. Based on everyones input i feel assured i wont damage my paint with this. Of course only for light dust.

The drying squeegee on the website looks good too...but i love my synthetic chamois for drying
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Re: "dusting" your car...bad idea?

you got Sears in canada??? they carry them! and how 'bout autozone (just curious)?!

i also have the small one, and use it on the interior... i love 'em!
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #11
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We have sears but they blow here. As for autozone no....parts source instead. I head out to detroit sometimes maybe ill buy one there
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hey stig... here you go!

California Duster Combo - Don’t just brush it off, brush it away! Two great products from the California Car Duster Company for surface and interior

this looks like a decent price for 'combo' kit. includes the 15" exterior and smaller unit (has slight v-shaped head which aids in reaching corners) for the interior (or dusting your living room furniture!) hope it helps-

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hey stig... here you go!

California Duster Combo - Don�t just brush it off, brush it away! Two great products from the California Car Duster Company for surface and interior

this looks like a decent price for 'combo' kit. includes the 15" exterior and smaller unit (has slight v-shaped head which aids in reaching corners) for the interior (or dusting your living room furniture!) hope it helps-
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Oh man that small one is perfect for the interior! Thanks that is a good price..which is probably why its on backorder lol ill check in later hopefully they restock thanks alot
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try ebay... amazon didn't have any of the 15" exterior ones, but you can get the smaller one there. like i said in prev message, sears sells them too i believe

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #15
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I found one at partsource on sale for $16! And they have the small one too but wasnt on sale...$15...ill see if it goes on sale later

Thanks guys
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Would a quik detailer spray on a lightly dusty car be ok instead of duster?
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Would a quik detailer spray on a lightly dusty car be ok instead of duster?
Detailing a lightly dusty car? No. I don't recommend it having a black car I know having to deal with some minor swirl marks from pushing dust particles around and having the dust scratch around it sucks. I recommend knocking that dust off with a pressure but not to high of a pressure. A normal car wash is a best win. I use to touch up between washes with detailer and swirls started occurring. Thanks to the turtlewax black box I got rid of those swirls

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I have a California car duster the duster has carnauba wax soaked into the fiber , the duster lifts dust off it doesn't push dust like a microfiber towel would u car pick one up at any auto parts store for about $20
Yeah a regular duster didn't work for me. So I will have to check that out
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I've owned 5 black cars and three of those were Mustangs.....you can use instant detailer on a slightly dusty car without causing damage but slightly means.....slightly dusty,not road grime. If the car has been in the garage and was washed the night before and you want to just clean it up then instant detailer is perfect for this job.
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I have a California car duster the duster has carnauba wax soaked into the fiber , the duster lifts dust off it doesn't push dust like a microfiber towel would u car pick one up at any auto parts store for about $20
That's actually paraffin wax, like a candle. Carnauba is hard and crumby; paraffin attracts dust. I have one too and love it! Tried a microfiber one, actually got it for my father to use on his late 60s restored Mopar, and it sucked in comparison yet cost more.
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Re: "dusting" your car...bad idea?

ive had my California duster for 12 years now, still works great.
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I used my california duster for the first time today. I went for a 20km drive and had verry minor dust. The duster is so soft it works great
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ive had my California duster for 12 years now, still works great.

Same here,although I have wanted to pick up a new one.
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I have a three yr old one. I use it on both mustang and maxima. Perfect for the driveway/garage dust or pollen. Works like a champ!
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How often do u clean ur duster and do u just throw it in the wash?
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How often do u clean ur duster and do u just throw it in the wash?
I have never cleaned mine I've had mine for about 10 yrs the more u use it the better it works, I just shake it out before I use it
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I have a three yr old one. I use it on both mustang and maxima. Perfect for the driveway/garage dust or pollen. Works like a champ!
Holy **** man......never just dust pollen off or rinse and dry. Soap and water is the best cure.
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I always take Dan's advice of never spraying like crazy but just letting the water roll over the car washing the soap off and never in direct sunlight.
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I always take Dan's advice of never spraying like crazy but just letting the water roll over the car washing the soap off and never in direct sunlight.
Makes for a fast and easy drying process.
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Makes for a fast and easy drying process.
Yep .. A leafblower works wonders too and gets the water hiding in cracks
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Yep .. A leafblower works wonders too and gets the water hiding in cracks
We were actually talking about "sheet rinsing" but a blower helps when getting to the actual drying part.
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We were actually talking about "sheet rinsing" but a blower helps when getting to the actual drying part.
Yeah i saw a video on sheet rinsing and works wonders
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I hate washing a car with water... such a hassle
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I hate washing a car with water... such a hassle
Need to get u a hotbabe in bikini to wash it for u
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