California car Dusters - Safe to use?

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  1. MaxxMuscle

    MaxxMuscle Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Any one use them between washes just to knock the dust off ?
     
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    I do. I can imagine we are going to hear some scary stories on using them. I have wondered if there is a spray wax that you can use to spray on the dusters after you wash them.
     
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    If you use them, do not press hard on the car finish, all the dust and dirt you have previously removed is still embedded in the strands and you can scratch the finish. Not hating on them just letting you know to use caution.
     
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    I don't wash them just toss them out after every summer or replace the mop head
     
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    Really? I wash it every month. I was worried the dust particles would scratch the paint. I'm probably doing worse damage by removing all the cleaning qualities of it. Crappers!
     
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    Bonus points for using the word "Crappers." lol
     
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    What about that California Water Blade? ...It's basically just one big squeegee you use to dry your car off with. I've used mine for decades. It cuts your dry time by 3/4.

    Technically you're rubbing soft rubber across the paint to dry the car off, versus a dirty, grainy cloth, so I'm not sure which is the lesser of two evils.
     
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    I always use an electric blower to dry my cars.I was on the fence about the duster.
     
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    Washing won't remove all the wax on the mop, the wax is where the particulate gets trapped
     
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    Use one all the time then a micro fibre cloth or better yet a cotton bath towel but remove any stitching that may scratch, doesn't matter what you use you are scratching the paint, waxing puts very fine scratches in the paint, if you are worried about scratches just use a touchless car wash and don't wipe it down, but that won't remove road grime or heavy dirt
     
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    lighty spray a very light coat of pledge on a micro fiber cloth both sides let air dry a couple of minutes works flawless.
     
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    I park in a heated garage, I found pledge looks great but it attracts the dust, Aussie feather duster or Cali mop work just Shake them out frequently
     
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    I don't like them. I prefer to spray waterless wash product on the car and wipe it off with clean microfiber cloths. Takes about 15 minutes to do the entire car this way. Not as fast as the duster but I feel it is safer. The waterless wash products are loaded with polymers and they are super slick. There are a number of good waterless wash products out there that are good.
     
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    ya it can but that's why just enough to hold to the cloth. been doing it for years work wonders. and cheap....
     
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    It's that last part that i hate. No matter how many times you do a touchless wash on the car, that grime will not come off without you touching it.
     
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