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dusters to keep car clean

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by AsianAnts, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    AsianAnts

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  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i got a cali duster for on the cheap, so I picked it up and use it quite often..Works great for a quick wipe down
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I have one too and it does work great when you use it at the right time. I've found it works best after the first 1-3 days after a wash. Anything after that your truck will by then have accumulated a decent amount of dirt and it will put fine scratches on the clear coat. Another thing I use is the dash mat (mini) California duster for the interior plastic which was probably the $7 bucks I've spent on my truck.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    sweet... so what if you dusted it everyday?? if you leave it for about 3 days, its caked on and will scratch clear coat.. but if i dust every day i should be good to go? iono

     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Your going to scratch the clearcoat no matter what you do, I have a really nice pic of my truck, that shows the fine scratches in it from cleaning it. Sucks, but its unavoidable.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Dust mine every morning before I drive to work. Only have to wash it every couple of months or so.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    true.. it is inevitable... however its nothing major major right?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Nothing that can't be buffed out on your next wax job.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    cool beans. thanks! ill be getting one later :D
     
  10. Mar 4, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    Yeah, I've got one of these.

    Every day, a fine layer of dust and pollen accumulates. I use mine right before driving home on the evening commute.

    You want your car to be nicely waxed, so the surface is slick and doesn't hold the dust.

    Once it rains - don't use the duster until you wash the car again. It's for dust, not caked on dirt.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 3:50 AM
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    Ditto.

    A few rules of thumb (IMHO):

    - Start with a perfectly clean vehicle and give it a good waxing
    - Dust it daily
    - If it gets wet (rain, dew, puddle splash, whatever), don't dust it...wash it with soap and water
    - Clean it with a spray wax or quick detailer about once a week right after a dusting and use lots of cloths

    Scratches are inevitable regardless of what method you use. The dusting method keep your truck looking perfect every day, saves lots of water and a ton a time. It just takes discipline to do it every day.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    I actually threw mine away the other day. I used to use it all the time on my last car but stopped using it. I suppose out of laziness. It worked great but didn't survive my garage cleanup/re-org last weekend.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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