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Old 09-20-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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How to dust the car off without scratching?

I live on a dirt road and every night that I wash the car the next day there is a layer of dust on it. Also I just drive down the road once and the back is full of dust even if I go as slow as I can.

Anyone know if there are brushes that can dust the car without scratching the paint?

Would this work?

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Old 09-20-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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I use lint free towels looks like old school cloth diapers from auto parts store.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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california car duster. They work great. All the pros use them. I've used them for 25 years.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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California car duster. Just make sure and wipe it lightly across the surface. Works great. I was hesitant at first but when I go to car shows and guys with $300k Ferraris are using them, they're good enough for my $40k Camaro.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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California duster is the bomb
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:01 PM   #6
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Is this the one you guys are talking about?

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Old 09-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #7
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Is this the one you guys are talking about?

http://www.calcarduster.com/magicDuster.asp
This one:
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:01 AM   #8
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Yeah...that California duster is ok. It never really did the job for me.

I finally just picked up the Meguires quick detail spray. I have a big bottle for home and small one I take out on the road to shows. I picked up a ton of microfiber towels from Sams and when it gets dusty, I just spray it down really quickly and then wipe it down with the microfiber.

For some reason, when I use the Cali duster, it never gets all the dust off...just kind of moves it around.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:58 AM   #9
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cal duster. now it will pick up the dust with out hurting the clear coat. also the dirtier it gets the better which seems to be true cause it works on my car.

another way to help you protect is put a nice layer of wax on the car, so it will help the dust come off when you use the duster. Also i would recommend using the mequiars nXt tech 2.0 paste, just put on lightly you do not need to put muscle into it cause then you are taking the wax off.

now do that and then the duster and every so often with mequiars detail spray detail the car for a nice shine. just my input
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:33 PM   #10
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Try using the California duster first, then spray on the Meguires quick detail.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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Cali Duster. Just wrap that badboy in newspaper for about 3 days before using to get rid of excess wax
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:21 PM   #12
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California duster works great!! I left in paper for about a week and it still seems to have excess wax though.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #13
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Yea the wax can be a bit annoying. I just don't press down very hard when I use it and its fine. I also wrapped my in about 6 whole newspapers. Thing looked like a mummy.
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See what you can do about paving your dirt road. Invest now for the future.
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California car duster. Just make sure and wipe it lightly across the surface. Works great. I was hesitant at first but when I go to car shows and guys with $300k Ferraris are using them, they're good enough for my $40k Camaro.
Yes Ssooch we all know how much you love your duster now dont we lol

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Hey SSOOCH...Home Depot has paint on sale...looks like that garage could use some!
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:03 PM   #19
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Wait how does wrapping it in newspaper get rid of the wax? What do I just wrap it all the way around and let it sit there for a week?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:05 PM   #20
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Wait how does wrapping it in newspaper get rid of the wax? What do I just wrap it all the way around and let it sit there for a week?
I bought one and let it sit on the newspaper for 4 weeks. The paper appeared "greasy" due to the wax that is saturated in the fibers.

I've used it a couple of times, but I'm not convinced yet.

ALthough its more work, I prefer washing still.

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #21
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Yes Ssooch we all know how much you love your duster now dont we lol

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I LOVE washing my car too. But the cali duster keeps it clean. And I only have to wash it car once a week.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:15 AM   #23
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beware of the Cal duster if your car is black, used it ever so lightly on mine and it scratched the hell out of it, buff job here I come
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Darn... I already ordered a Cal Car Duster (my Camaro will be black). I guess I'll test it out on a small area in the back before using it extensively throughout the car.
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Swiffer 360 works great and it's cheap. No greasy funk on it either.
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