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This is a discussion on normal road dust within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; what is the best way in removeing normal road dust is useing a microfiber towel ok?...

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    what is the best way in removeing normal road dust is useing a microfiber towel ok?

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    i do this so often because they are doing construction by my house so there is dust every where. i just like getting the car wet and wiping it down with a towel. it works really good. you could just use the towel but the water really helps

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    You want to use water to get the dust off with. If you use a towel, you are moving the dust around on the paint and most likely causing swirls.
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    how about that mop looking thing they sell at walmart has anyone ever tried that?
    but thats what i thought water and towel.

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    haha... road construction dust is why I don't have any new pics up for the COM thread! As soon as it's done getting cleaned it's full of dust before I can get to a nice location for pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingo99 View Post
    how about that mop looking thing they sell at walmart has anyone ever tried that?
    but thats what i thought water and towel.
    I think you are talking about the California Dusters. You will get mixed reviews on them. Some people love them, some people swear they cause swirls. Mostly people with dark color paint are the ones that swear they cause swirls. I have used one for a while now and never had it cause a swirl on my paint. It uses a paraffin wax on the side you wipe with, and should not cause swirls. I like mine.


    If you have a ton of dirt on your car, you need to wash it first though. I would only use it to remove light dusting, not dirt from driving down dirt roads. Also, you don't clean the Calif. duster, it works better the more you use it, without washing it.

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    My lite road dust and your lite road dust could be two different things. I have'nt washed my car but 3 times in the last 4 years and have never had any problems. I use only a detailer and good towel (microfiber ).. But I don't use my car much either.........

    BTW ....The Calf. duster works great....... Been using one for 20 + years without any issues.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    My lite road dust and your lite road dust could be two different things. I have'nt washed my car but 3 times in the last 4 years and have never had any problems. I use only a detailer and good towel (microfiber ).. But I don't use my car much either.........

    BTW ....The Calf. duster works great....... Been using one for 20 + years without any issues.....
    Same here, 5 years now and water free. Micro fiber duster then Z6 works great...................but mines a garage queen.

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    alright then a cali duster it is!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingo99 View Post
    alright then a cali duster it is!!
    I love my Cali duster............dont apply pressure do it just like would things around your home

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    I have used a California Duster on my black TA since it was new in 2001. Never had a problem with swirls or scratches. Key is to not use much if any pressure, let the strands do the work. I also keep a good amount of wax on my car so dust comes off pretty easy.

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    Depends on how dusty your car gets...I sometimes use the California Duster on parts of my car, but the best thing to do is wash your car so that you don't scratch the paint.

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    I use mothers instant detailer and a micro fibre towel

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    i haven't wash my car in 4 weeks. last time I washed it, i waxed it too. Every time I drive it home, i whipe it down with the cali duster. just last week, after whiping it down, i went over the whole car with quick detailer. Still looks like i just waxed it yesterday. It's saved me a ton of washing/drying time for sure, although, i think it's due for another washin' soon-just to get the little stuff out of the crevices. I've been fortunate enought not to get caught in the rain any time i've driven it since the last wash...i feel like Preston-he probably has a weather satellite in his glove compartment

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    i haven't wash my car in 4 weeks. last time I washed it, i waxed it too. Every time I drive it home, i whipe it down with the cali duster. just last week, after whiping it down, i went over the whole car with quick detailer. Still looks like i just waxed it yesterday. It's saved me a ton of washing/drying time for sure, although, i think it's due for another washin' soon-just to get the little stuff out of the crevices. I've been fortunate enought not to get caught in the rain any time i've driven it since the last wash...i feel like Preston-he probably has a weather satellite in his glove compartment

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    I leave the dust on their till I wash it again. I have a Cali Duster and I don't like it.

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    Cali duster works great.But I use my compressor to blow the car off first and I don't drive it in the rain so it doesn't get dirty just lightly dusted.I also go over the car with a quick detailer and a quality micro fiber afterwards.

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