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      05-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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Cali Car Duster

So we have a lot of tree pollen in my area... car duster is great for taking care of it.

Here's the problem: the sunroof has a felt liner that goes around the roof. It is a magnet for the duster - all the red strands get caught up in the felt. What is the best way to clean these out? When I handwashed the car, was able to get it wet and start pulling strands. There are just too many tiny strands. Any other ideas?

PS - should the car be blown off with a shopvac first to avoid scratches?
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Use a rubber napping brush to remove dust from the short nap sunroof lining


“Pollen (Microgametophytes) Grains” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...etophytes.html
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masking tape wrapped several times around your finger tips with the sticky side out.
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I used to use the Cali Duster for the same purpose, but over time it destroyed my paint. Had to do a total paint correction on the car, which is never fun...
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use the cali duster on your floors at home please...
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use the cali duster on your floors at home please...
good call sir
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Like all tools it just has to be used properly... I've been using mine for many years, even on concours vehicles will no ill effects
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How on earth did you do this? It's intended to just be used to gently wipe off dust not actually clean the car.

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I used to use the Cali Duster for the same purpose, but over time it destroyed my paint. Had to do a total paint correction on the car, which is never fun...
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How on earth did you do this? It's intended to just be used to gently wipe off dust not actually clean the car.
well when i had my honda accord back in the day, i didnt wax it too often, so whenever i used it to remove pollen, it would rub the pollen all over the unprotected paint, thus causing severe scratching on the clear coat.

and no kidding hence the name "Duster"
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