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I got a 99 magred vette, and the dust on my car is driving me crazy, I live in lubbock texas, and everytime I wash and or wax, its a dust magnet!!!. what do you recomend as far dusters go?? I used a california duster on a old car I used to have and it left dust streaks all over car.. I'm afraid I;m gonna wash the paint off this car keeping it clean!!! any suggestions would be great.. .....P.s. used a meguirs clay system the other nite, be sure to read ALL the instructions, went over whole car w/o wiping xcess off of paint, and had to rub my a** off to get the dried detail spray off of car, scared me to death!!!
 

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sh t happens you know what i mean it happens to every vehicle grin and bear it you cant stop the wind Mother nature RULES:D
 

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Do you keep it garaged? That should help. Maybe consider a car cover if you don't have one already. Also, I've found that bugs and dust don't stick as well to a car with a nice wax job. :)
 

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I use Zaino Z6 which I honestly believe helps repel some dust and pollent. It's not perfect, but it helps.
 

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Car cover and a new Calif duster...Wax then between washes remove bugs and use detail spray ....:thumbsup:
 

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I got a 99 magred vette, and the dust on my car is driving me crazy, I live in lubbock texas, and everytime I wash and or wax, its a dust magnet!!!. what do you recomend as far dusters go?? I used a california duster on a old car I used to have and it left dust streaks all over car.. I'm afraid I;m gonna wash the paint off this car keeping it clean!!! any suggestions would be great.. .....P.s. used a meguirs clay system the other nite, be sure to read ALL the instructions, went over whole car w/o wiping xcess off of paint, and had to rub my a** off to get the dried detail spray off of car, scared me to death!!!

Go to Clearkote.com, get yourself a bottle of Quick Shine and enjoy!:thumbsup:
 

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Do you keep it garaged? That should help. Maybe consider a car cover if you don't have one already. Also, I've found that bugs and dust don't stick as well to a car with a nice wax job. :)
yes its kept in the garage,, but.. daily driver, kills me everytime I start ths damn thing to have to drive!! owned since november and put 5900 miles on it and washed it probably 40 times!!!! just looks to damn good to just sit still. Its also not practical to use car cover. a nice day w/ wind out here is 15-30 mph wind. were I work there is tons of new construction tons of dust!!!.should have bought a grey one, you can't see the dust very good on one of the those.
 

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The California Duster will usually do the trick. It did for me during the heavy pollen season earlier this year. It did leave some streaks when it was new, but as they state on the package, the more you use it, the better it gets. And it has for me. Once the parifin wax gets a good coating of dust on it, it usually doesn't leave any streaks and still cleans like you want. IMHO.

I have a black Vette, and there is no way to keep it clean. The Cali duster has been the best 15 bucks I've spent to keep her clean.
 

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Does the California Car Duster have the potential to scratch the paint or leave swirl marks?
 

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Does the California Car Duster have the potential to scratch the paint or leave swirl marks?
Only if you use direct pressure, just drag it lightly across the surface.:thumbsup:
 

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Does the California Car Duster have the potential to scratch the paint or leave swirl marks?
I've been using one for years now with no problems the only thing I don't like about it is it will smear your windows in there is any humidity in the air. Go figure I live in Florida. The capital of humidity.:laughing:
 

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Does the California Car Duster have the potential to scratch the paint or leave swirl marks?
I never even heard of a California Duster until I joined a local Corvette club. About all of the members have one, and there are some great cars in our club. They wouldn't use anything that would harm their cars!
 

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Go run at the salt flats. After experiencing that nasty crud it's hard to make a big deal out of dust. :laughing:
 

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Drive the car, enjoy it and try not to obsess over dust, just use a California Duster when needed.

I know someone that takes his C5 out once a month or so(if the weather is perfect) for a 50 mile spin then spends hours cleaning it, even underneath.
 

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I stopped using the California Duster since it does have the potential to scratch or leave swirl marks. Ask Adam (Adams polishes) they don't recommend using a duster more than twice a month (on dark colors) for that reason.

This is from FAQ on Adams website.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/content/faqs.cfm?dsp=faq&id=2

Over-use of a car duster is a bad idea. If you us a duster, it should be at a show, or after a short drive. Don’t use a duster on a dark vehicle more than once or twice a month. Use a duster on a light colored vehicle not more than five or six times before polishing and waxing again.

If you like to keep your car free of dust, use one of these methods:

Keep a car cover on the freshly cleaned vehicle.

Use Detail Spray and a Microfiber Polishing Towel to remove dust. This lubricates the dust while picking it up, and adds shine at the same time!

The detail spray and Microfiber towel method is all I use. I like that the detail spray lubricates the dust. That is the only reason to use car wash soap, it lubricates the surface to help prevent scratches and swirl marks.
 
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