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Old 02-03-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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Woud you recommend CA. Car Duster?

as mentioned in the subject, would you recommend California Car duster to remove dust off the car when it's not covered. I'm just having hard time using the towel to dust off my car...or is there other brand/alternative beside car cover that you guys would recommend? I do have a car cover (from wal mart, got the idea from here) but sometimes i dont feel like putting it so I could see the box before i go to work...hehehehehehe!

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I store my 911 and quit covering it as the cover was harder on the paint then brushing with the duster, but then I also use a leaf blower to remove water after washing. I actually got both ideas from a friend who spent more for the paint on his Ferrari then both of my P-cars cost.
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:24 AM   #3
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I have a ca car duster in my trunk, it works great. On black its night and day. Just make sure the car is dry.
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I cover my '00 S religiously and use the CA Car Duster before each installation to prevent the cover from rubbing the dust into the paint. Works great.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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I bought one when I first got my car and it works great !

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Old 02-03-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
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I store my 911 and quit covering it as the cover was harder on the paint then brushing with the duster, but then I also use a leaf blower to remove water after washing. I actually got both ideas from a friend who spent more for the paint on his Ferrari then both of my P-cars cost.
I used to use a leaf blower to dry my RX8. Then folks at work told me I was probably sandblasting the paint (unless I had some decent filtering mechanism on the blower). They were just joking around, but that was enough to scare me into not blowing the car dry again.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
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I probably wouldn't use it... mom had one, and man, that thing got dirty. You really want to rub that crap all over your car again and again??
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:56 AM   #8
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No, its got a parafin coating that helps it. It says, the dirtier it gets, the better it cleans. Ive used mine a lot, when I saw a lot, I mean everyday after parking in a dirt parking lot in the hot summer heat for monthes (skatepark). And it still works great. Ive had mine for a year I think.
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I used to use a leaf blower to dry my RX8. Then folks at work told me I was probably sandblasting the paint (unless I had some decent filtering mechanism on the blower). They were just joking around, but that was enough to scare me into not blowing the car dry again.
Well, at the very least it is probably kicking up dust off the ground and redepositing everywhere, including your car.
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Been using one for years and am happy with it but do not use it on a hot car that has been sitting in the sun as the small amount of wax that they apply to the mop to pick up the dust will actually melt and leave streaks on your finish. Won't damage the finish but it looks like hell... I know from experience.
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I've used one for years, just keep it away from the windows...
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I use one regularly between washes and it works great. Definately get one if you go to car shows like I do.
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I guess I am the dissenting opinion.

You should avoid touching dry paint as much as possible.
The only California Dry Duster I would use a fresh one right out the packaging on a freshly waxed car that has been sitting in a garage or freshly waxed but sitting out and collected some pollen and dust. These are the only instances where I would use any form of dry dusting on soft German paints. particularly dark ones.

When you drive your car on the road, the cars in front and behind kick up sediment from the road. Basically the same stuff that is in sandpaper. Now you take your try duster or towel and drag those sediments across the paint surface.
Not good.

For for daily driven cars you ALWAYS want to lubricate the panel before applying any manner of pressure. Whatever you can get, cheap or expensive over the counter quick detailers. Flood the surface, take a clean towel and make one long pass with minimal pressure. Flip the towel religiously.

Use the California duster on the top or glass, leave your paint alone. The less you touch it the better it will look.
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Hey guys...thanks for all the input! Im on my way to buy the CA. duster. thanks for letting me know not to use it on a warm/hot car as it might leave a streaks or use it in my D/D car as it might pick up all that small rocks and chips I would only use it after my Box sits in my garage uncovered for few days before i put the cover back again.

Perfectlap, thanks for that advice about flooding my DD w/ a quick detailer..it does make sense
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NEVVVERRRR put a ca car duster on your top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The fibers stick to it and pull out and leave it all linty. Its like velcro for it dude. DONT.
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NEVVVERRRR put a ca car duster on your top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The fibers stick to it and pull out and leave it all linty. Its like velcro for it dude. DONT.
Too late, now my new top looks like shag carpeting or the hide from Sesame Streets Snufalufagus.... jk
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Thatd be pretty cool, to have a shag carpet top. Like the sheep dog van off of dumb and dumber. And you could style it and give your car a mohawk. Or a chia pet top, thatd be sweet.
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I guess I am the dissenting opinion.

You should avoid touching dry paint as much as possible.
The only California Dry Duster I would use a fresh one right out the packaging on a freshly waxed car that has been sitting in a garage or freshly waxed but sitting out and collected some pollen and dust. These are the only instances where I would use any form of dry dusting on soft German paints. particularly dark ones.

When you drive your car on the road, the cars in front and behind kick up sediment from the road. Basically the same stuff that is in sandpaper. Now you take your try duster or towel and drag those sediments across the paint surface.
Not good.

For for daily driven cars you ALWAYS want to lubricate the panel before applying any manner of pressure. Whatever you can get, cheap or expensive over the counter quick detailers. Flood the surface, take a clean towel and make one long pass with minimal pressure. Flip the towel religiously.

Use the California duster on the top or glass, leave your paint alone. The less you touch it the better it will look.
No top, no glass.

Never buy a Porsche unless it's white, white doesn't show scratches!!!

BTW I haven't waxed my 2001 yet even though it's been to 6 Parades!
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Thatd be pretty cool, to have a shag carpet top. Like the sheep dog van off of dumb and dumber. And you could style it and give your car a mohawk. Or a chia pet top, thatd be sweet.
i might have just do that to match my car..ahahahahaha!
i think what P/L meant was for hardtop but if not..OMG


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Never buy a Porsche unless it's white, white doesn't show scratches!!!

Amen. Brother.

Got to agree with P-Lap and give the California Duster the no-go. I used one on my 05 midnight blue...not to long-term good effect.

However, I am a big believer in the water blade, made by the same company. Makes drying a cinch with no towel scratching.

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