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I was wondering about car dusters. I know they work, but do they wreck the finish?
 

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Like with all things HOW you use it will determine if it will trash your finish or not.

Never use it how you see 99% of people using them at the shows, where they're grinding it into the paint. The tips of the fibers should barely tickle the finish and you should work in single long sweeping motions from one end of a panel to another, shake, then repeat.
 

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Like with all things HOW you use it will determine if it will trash your finish or not.

Never use it how you see 99% of people using them at the shows, where they're grinding it into the paint. The tips of the fibers should barely tickle the finish and you should work in single long sweeping motions from one end of a panel to another, shake, then repeat.
:thumbsup:Exactly
 

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I was wondering about car dusters. I know they work, but do they wreck the finish?

I have one

And I've used it as long as I've had the car

I don't use it when there is alot of dust on the car

But when I'm going out and don't have time to wash the car

and there is just a very light coat of dust on the car I lightly swipe it down

The Wax protects the finish

If it 's a quality Wax
 

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I have one

And I've used it as long as I've had the car

I don't use it when there is alot of dust on the car

But when I'm going out and don't have time to wash the car

and there is just a very light coat of dust on the car I lightly swipe it down

The Wax protects the finish

If it 's a quality Wax
:agree::thumbsup:
 

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You didn't ask but just in case, I watched your video. But that was two days ago. :D I've got one of these on the way and was wondering how to deal with the dust build up they have over time? Does just shaking them out keep it under control? Thanks!
 

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You didn't ask but just in case, I watched your video. But that was two days ago. :D I've got one of these on the way and was wondering how to deal with the dust build up they have over time? Does just shaking them out keep it under control? Thanks!
Pretty much thats it... and when it gets real dirty throw it away and buy a new one. They can't be washed... the parafin wax in the fibers is what holds the dirt.
 

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The dirtier they get, the better they work. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks gents! After the Duster it OK to hit it with Adam's Detail Spray, right? :cool:

FWIW, we're bracing for the onslaught of the pollen season down here which is just in it's infancy. In two weeks we'll have drifts of it everywhere.. kinda like a yellow Sahara. :surprised
 

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It is safe to use Detail Spray after all the dust is removed.
 

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FWIW, we're bracing for the onslaught of the pollen season down here which is just in it's infancy. In two weeks we'll have drifts of it everywhere.. kinda like a yellow Sahara. :surprised
This....I dread this time of year
 

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What you said. I've only owned my Corvette since January, so I haven't gone thru the annual pollen blizzard with it yet. I don't think I can go cold turkey and leave it covered and parked in the garage until May either. Ugh. :(
 

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.....okay guys I'm f**k'n confused.....:laughing:
We are obviously talking about two different levels of dirty. I've used mine for years with no issues. Dylan is right, you can't wash them even though the manufacture says you can. If you do, they won't pick up dust worth a crap anymore.

The dirtier they get, the better they work but if yours stops picking up dust, then it has obviously ran its course. At $20+ bucks, buy another one.
 

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Exactly "the dirtier it gets..." part has a limitation.

I mean if that held true all the way thru then you could drag the thing behind your car on the freeway and according to that logic it should work better than when it was new LOL.

At a point the wax gets so clogged up with dust that it stops working and at which point its time to replace it. :thumbsup:
 

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They do work better with age and if used correctly they will last for years. mine is 20+ years old and works excellent. no issued :cheers:
 

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I've used mine for 20+ years on multiple cars. Still works great! I agree that eventually they get too dirty though.
 
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