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      05-21-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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How can I clean dust off my car after I wax

Hey guys I just waxed my car yesterday how can I get the dust that's sitting on it off
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      05-21-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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My guess something like Swiffer Duster would work.
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Hey guys I just waxed my car yesterday how can I get the dust that's sitting on it off
Most stores sell this thing that looks like a long brush with a plastic handle, but instead of bristles has many little microfiber strips attached to the end of it that collect dust like nothing else. Best of all its all microfiber so its super soft and does not cause any issues after a wash. They range from $7 to around $20, but they're basically the same. Simple yet great invention for this purpose.
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You probably want to use a quick detailer and microfiber. Otherwise the dust will scratch the finish.
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Will quick detailers remove any of the wax that's just been put on the paint?
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I have been reading up on this as well, as I drive a Jet Black E92 and I'll have a thin layer of dust from the time I wash my car to the time I clean up after washing it lol.. I have been reading that those California Dusters are crap, and some of the microfiber hand-mits are crap as well.. It'd be nice to have a sure product that I can just keep in the trunk or something..
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Will quick detailers remove any of the wax that's just been put on the paint?
Make sure you have enough wax on there in the first place.. Whenever my wax starts to wear off, that quick detailer will just smear around for 20 minutes, so annoying!
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california car DUSTER dude! lol
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While the CA duster won't scratch, it the dirt you pick up at the front of the hood that scratches the back of the hood.

If you wax it well enough that a CLEAN mf towel will slide along the hood, use a leaf blower
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Don't just use a duster. That can add tiny scratches. Best to use a spray wax to act as a lubricant. Wipe in one direction to pick up the dust then flip the microfiber cloth over and wipe back.
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Another thing I don't like about the California dust is that it seems to statically charge the car. It gets dusty again quicker then it did in the first place.
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Wax generally will attract more dust than sealants. IMO....Wax is better in term of protection against water spots and the looks a wax gives is both subjective and debatable. A sealant will generally last longer but if you are after something that is better.... I suggest a coating (CQuarts, CQUK, GTechnig, Polish Angel Cosmic....etc).
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Using a Tac Cloth can help a lot.
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If you dont care about a meticulous swirl free finish, my suggestion is ONR and a good microfiber cloth and a gentle wipedown. Or else, wash.

I found using a high quality wax or sealant that comes off with ease helps reduce static and dust. Also drying your microfiber cloths on low heat and taking them out of the dryer damp helps reduce static.

Good luck!
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All,

I am amazed what I read on these forums. Anyway, to the original poster - I have used a California Duster for years. The same duster for several brands of cars from Infiniti to BMW to Porsche. It works well. I might suggest that you use it to lightly dust off your car. Second, apply a little detailer spray, Speed Shine, or Spray Wax and wipe/polish with a microfiber or cotton towel (with the hems removed).

If you have a black car (I've had several) it will be almost impossible to keep it clean/shinny.

If you manage to create towel marks, swirls, micro-scratches, etc. you can easily remove them with a wash, clay, polish and a little more wax.

Good luck and have fun.

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I'll go the other way and suggest leaving the dust until the next wash. I'm a big believer in not touching the paint unless I have to. But if I have to, ONR as a quick detailer works well.
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I wont touch the paint to dust it off with anything yes anything, ONR, quick detailers, dusters, MF Towels etc will eventually scratch the paint and you will see swirls after a while.

Personally I wait until next car wash, that's just me
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I've used a California Duster for 20 years, the last 5 or so on my current duster. Never had an issue if it is used LIGHTLY. Works wonderfully and I don't get any swirl marks. However, the paint must be cool to the touch and perfectly dry for it to work. Never use it in direct sunlight on a hot car, the resin in the fibers of the duster will transfer to the paint.
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California Duster Ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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California Duster Ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hell ya! I've been using the California car duster for years. On my obsidian black g35 and now on my jet black 335i. It works wonders, remember, it only works well, if you waxed the car before the dust built up. Before I leave to go anywhere, I usually give it a quick wipe down with the California car duster, then just touch up the hard to reach places where the duster can't get to with a microfiber and spray wax.. My car is always clean with only a little bit of effort each time i leave. Usually it takes me as long as what the car will take to reach operating temperature for the jb4 to turn on lol
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