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This is a discussion on Dusty car. within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS I use the yard blower to dry mine An electric one I hope....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I use the yard blower to dry mine
    An electric one I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    An electric one I hope.
    Why electric? I've used a big gas stihl backpack blower on my cars.
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    Gas is the only way to go. Dragging extension cords all over several acres just isn't practical.

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    Only thing electric I own is my edger and I hate that I didn't buy a gas one!
    It's on jackstands.

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    I use Prima Slick quick detailer with a quality Cobra microfiber clothe. It leaves the car well....slick no bs. They claim it has negatively charged something or another in it that repells dust particles.

    As far as a California duster- most people don't read the directions which is why they get a residue on their vehicle. When you buy a California duster you are supposed to place it on top of some clean white paper for a couple days which removes the extra stuff they put on it to help pick up dust. The other thing that helps is using it. On a black or dark car you may have to hit it with some quick detailer and a microfiber till that residue they put on it wears off a bit.

    I think Slick and a Cobra MF clothe is the way to go. Go ahead and order a couple bottles that way the shipping is worth it. You won't regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Gas is the only way to go. Dragging extension cords all over several acres just isn't practical.
    I respect your knowledge and value your opinion but I just wanted to mention that the guy who cut my neighbors grass blew off my 87 Iroc (white) with a gas blower and it left small specs of oil all over my car. I was mad as a mfr because the car had a new paint job on it at the time. After a wash all was ok. I am guessing his blower was a raggedy pos which is why it happened but it did happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    You can also use a California Duster. Just be sure to get the original one which has a wooden handle.
    This is what i use

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    I respect your knowledge and value your opinion but I just wanted to mention that the guy who cut my neighbors grass blew off my 87 Iroc (white) with a gas blower and it left small specs of oil all over my car. I was mad as a mfr because the car had a new paint job on it at the time. After a wash all was ok. I am guessing his blower was a raggedy pos which is why it happened but it did happen.
    This. I've read numerous times gas powered leaf blowers leave oil residue.

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    I use an air compressor around the door handles, lights, and small crevices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    I respect your knowledge and value your opinion but I just wanted to mention that the guy who cut my neighbors grass blew off my 87 Iroc (white) with a gas blower and it left small specs of oil all over my car. I was mad as a mfr because the car had a new paint job on it at the time. After a wash all was ok. I am guessing his blower was a raggedy pos which is why it happened but it did happen.
    Ah I see, I had been sitting here trying to make the connection as to why someone would suggest an electric leaf blower over a gas. I've never used one to blow a car off so I had a hard time trying to figure that one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    Any ideas on the differences between the plastic and wood handled versions?
    The wood handle California Duster is the origional and it works the best. The plastic handle unit is a copy.
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    Never had that problem before with a gas blower. Of course, I only wash my car maybe twice a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ah I see, I had been sitting here trying to make the connection as to why someone would suggest an electric leaf blower over a gas. I've never used one to blow a car off so I had a hard time trying to figure that one out.

    I agree with you though.... For the yard fk a cord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Never had that problem before with a gas blower. Of course, I only wash my car maybe twice a year.
    thats alot i have only washed my car 1 time in the last 2 years haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    thats alot i have only washed my car 1 time in the last 2 years haha
    Yeah I used to live in Cinci. I never seemed to have to wash the cars at all there so long as they only came out on nice days. It's just not dusty there so I never had a problem. All the rain there seems to keep a lid on that I didn't wash the classics while I lived there for many years. The only times I came close to washing was using a wet spong and light water spray to wash off all the bugs from the front end of the cars after driving at night, But I kept that concentrated on the front only.

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    ya thats about to only nice thing about living here. and ya it is only out nice days i did have the longest dive in it last year with a trip to indy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    thats alot i have only washed my car 1 time in the last 2 years haha
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    ya thats about to only nice thing about living here. and ya it is only out nice days
    Same exact situation here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS:2778598
    I use the yard blower to dry mine
    +1.... guess thats how we roll in the chi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    Optimum No Rinse

    Before (dusty, see handprint on door)
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    Wow! Your paint looks amazing! How do you apply that?

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