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Old 06-25-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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Car duster

Does anybody use car dusters ? If so what kind do you got? Just washed and essence and reloaded it the next day a layer of dust or pollen WTH.
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:42 PM   #2
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I do. I use Cali. Don't use it with any pressure, just let the bottom barely touch the car and shake of after each small section.
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:51 PM   #3
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Dusters were popular like 20 years ago and I just threw out my last one. I think there's too much of a chance this will eventually scratch your car with all the dirt it picks up. Also they usually have some wax or oil on them that will streak your car. I would only use them for the interior.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:35 PM   #4
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I use a marino wool duster. After each use I wash it with warm water and Woolite, let it air dry and it's clean and ready for use again. Does not scratch.
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Old 06-25-2019, 04:24 PM   #5
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Dusters will scratch your paint, if you have a white or silver car you may get away with one.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:35 PM   #6
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I only use a duster if the car is clean or near-clean, i.e., to remove a light layer of dust shortly after a wash when the car has been sitting in the garage for a few minutes. It's a useful tool in the middle of a detail process. But for maintenance, not so great.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #7
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Here's pollen under a microscope

There's a reason why pollen sticks so well to your clean car, you want to use as much lubrication as possible when removing it.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:33 PM   #8
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A California Duster will not scratch your paint if used properly. It's for light dust only.


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Old 07-16-2019, 04:45 PM   #9
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:52 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Gunkk View Post
The less you touch a thing, the longer it lasts.

Never mind, too easy.
From reading the comments, it appears that by owning a Riverside Blue 2019 convertible, I am in possession of the ugliest, slowest, least desirable vehicle that General Motors has ever produced in its 111 year history. I shall endeavor to persevere.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:28 PM   #11
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:05 AM   #12

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I use a battery leaf blower instead any type of duster, nothing touches the paint.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:11 AM   #13
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I've used California dusters for years on all of my cars. They've all been black before this one. Never had any issues with scratching.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:40 PM   #14
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The Cali duster I have is more than 15 years old and has been over 7 vehicles two were black has never scratched a single one. It's almost always user error.

I dust each day, more than a day of dust or a particularly dusty day, then there is too much to expect it come off. A leaf blower wont get that done for me, have tried it.
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