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« on: June 30, 2012, 12:04:51 PM »

So my charger has been sitting in my garage for a few months and it's been collecting light dust. Whats the safest way to remove the dust without having to wash it? The paint is gloss black by the way.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 12:08:12 PM »

A "California Duster" and maybe a spray after and wipedown of that quick detailer stuff.

http://www.calcarduster.com/
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 12:21:48 PM »

A "California Duster" and maybe a spray after and wipedown of that quick detailer stuff.

http://www.calcarduster.com/

iagree and cover it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 12:32:07 PM »

if you have an air compressor blow the dust off and then a California Duster.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 12:39:05 PM »

Wow, this is awesome!
Do they sell them like at Walmart and places like that?

If I cover it, it will never get done! Haha outa sight, outa mind
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 01:35:47 PM »

They could be at Walmart.  I see them at swap meets all the time so they must have a pretty good distribution network.  I'd give some thought to that cheap car cover though.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 01:45:46 PM »

if you have an air compressor blow the dust off and then a California Duster.


Yep, then use some instant detail. You really need to get a car cover, even a cheap one if the car is garaged. I bought a cal cover......they call it a dust something or other but for $200 it's cheap protection.  Twocents
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 02:32:14 PM »

this might be a dumb one, but wouldn't blowing it off with air mess it up maybe. what if there are some form of particles in the air that is comming out. i guess the compressor would stop them. am i crazy for thinking that.   yesnod
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2012, 02:49:56 PM »

Well I guess I could get a cover for it. Is there a certain material that I should get? one that is soft on the paint


I'm going to get the California duster today
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2012, 02:55:05 PM »

If all you want to protect it from is dust while it is in the garage you can get an inexpensive lightweight cotton one and it will do the job.  You can get custom fitted ones and hihg tech ones and breathable ones and all sorts of things but for dust, you could even throw some old bed sheets on it in a pinch.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2012, 02:58:33 PM »

Thanks, I'll be getting one and making sure is %100 cotton
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2012, 04:32:09 PM »

if you have an air compressor blow the dust off and then a California Duster.
x2 on blowing it off. Whatever you do, don't wipe it dry. You;re better off washing it or waiting till you can get it washed.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012, 07:46:44 PM »

A "California Duster" and maybe a spray after and wipedown of that quick detailer stuff.

http://www.calcarduster.com/

iagree and cover it!


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Use a compressor to gently blow any heavy dust off of it. Then lightly dust with the California Duster.
At that point you can either use a spray detailer (get the surface nice & wet with it), or use a wet washcloth & a towel to wipe the car down. Then use the detailer.

I keep a duster in the trunk of each car, I use it after each drive. I was sold on it after attending an all-day car show at a Jersey shore area right on the boardwalk. It was windy that day, and at the end of the day the car was covered with sand. Oh sh*t, how am I gonna get that off without scratching the car??? A friend lended me his duster, & it removed all of the sand without leaving a mark. I've been using them ever since.
Don't use a hose, it'll make more of a mess than anything else. You'll have dirt/dust running down into crevices where it'll be difficult to remove.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2012, 08:10:11 PM »

if you have an air compressor blow the dust off and then a California Duster.
x2 on blowing it off. Whatever you do, don't wipe it dry. You;re better off washing it or waiting till you can get it washed.

x3 on blowing it off.  You'll definitely put scratches in it  (very noticable on black) if you wipe it down, washing is the only solution.
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 09:39:35 PM »

I use Meguiars quick dealer to lubricate the surface and a good quality micro fiber cloth to wipe it off. Use a very light pressure for first pass.

Defiantly blow off the larger/loose stuff first.
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2012, 12:06:49 AM »

The California duster is great but I have learned to beware of the generic ones. I bought one years ago and it sucked. It just pushed the dirt around. I went back to the California one and am glad I did!
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2012, 05:54:29 AM »

The California duster is great but I have learned to beware of the generic ones. I bought one years ago and it sucked. It just pushed the dirt around. I went back to the California one and am glad I did!

Good point!
Make sure you get the one with the wooden handle. I think the copies are plastic IIRC. Also the "strings" on the California one are much thicker.
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2012, 07:38:47 AM »

I have been a fan of the SUPER California Duster.....instead of looking like a broom, this version has the "strings" 360 around the wand....

http://calcarduster.com/superDuster.asp

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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 07:54:04 AM »

I have been a fan of the SUPER California Duster.....instead of looking like a broom, this version has the "strings" 360 around the wand....

http://calcarduster.com/superDuster.asp




Oooooo....
I'm up for a new one anyway.
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2012, 08:10:26 AM »

Don't let your wife see you using it or you'll be assigned to house duties.... Or she will want to borrow it.
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2012, 08:44:08 AM »

Speaking of car covers, I'm up for a new one of those, too.
California Car Cover also offers a wide selection.
Here's a link, hope it helps. I'm looking into either a Plushweave or Dustop for myself, they are designed primarily for indoor storage.  2thumbs

http://www.calcarcover.com/how_to_select.aspx
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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 09:45:19 AM »

What about one of those bubble drive in car covers?
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2012, 11:36:48 AM »

DustTop is the one I was trying to think of. I've had two of them so far and it's money well spent  Twocents
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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2012, 08:39:31 PM »

I use polar fleece. It's light weight, easy to get on and off and doesn't collect moisture.
Also washes easily and dries in no time.
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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2012, 07:48:34 AM »

Spray on detailer, are those any good without washing my whole car. Which would you recommend?


Yeah I'm really trying to be carefull about the black paint!
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2012, 07:52:50 AM »

I rub mine with the magic rock I bought from that nice fella at Niagara.  He didn't have room for it in his barrel. 

Was that a bad idea?

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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2012, 08:00:14 AM »

Was your car waxed prior to being stored?

Dino - That depends on how much you paid for it.   lol
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2012, 11:47:47 AM »

Was your car waxed prior to being stored?

Dino - That depends on how much you paid for it.   lol

Yup it was freshly painted, has 5 gal of clear and was waxed a couple of times
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