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      04-27-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Angry pollen!

ugh it seems to be showing up all the time now! any tips for monaco blue preventitive? i'm obviuosly not just gonna brush it off?
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      04-27-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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      04-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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Yea man i feel your pain try using those swiffer dusters
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      04-27-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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Same here.
Worse is when it rains a little on top of the film of pollen. Now my monaco blue looks yellow powdered and very sticky.
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      04-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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if you have some coats of wax on it you can just dust it off then use quick detail, but if its been on there for a while then you should prob wash it
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      04-27-2009, 10:14 PM   #7
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Just noticed it this morning on my car. Usually I just hose the car down every couple days before I have to go somewhere. I hate pollen. Plus my allergies just started kicking my ass a few hours ago
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      04-28-2009, 09:17 AM   #8
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Same here.
Worse is when it rains a little on top of the film of pollen. Now my monaco blue looks yellow powdered and very sticky.
this is exactly what is going on! I detailed all day Sunday..looked great until late monday. Monaco is tough to keep spotless

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if you have some coats of wax on it you can just dust it off then use quick detail, but if its been on there for a while then you should prob wash it
I have wax on there but i'm just going to wash more i think.
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it was bad this morning, i used the window washer this morning and it looked like a baby shit on my window lol
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      04-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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The pollen count here on Saturday was 4500+!






















My car has been in the garage!
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http://www.calcarduster.com/originalDuster.asp

The website is cheesy, I know, but this thing works. One of the guys that works with me has a '69 GTO that's never been washed, he just uses this on days he takes the car out. When you first get it, lay out some newspaper and put the duster on top of it (don't wrap it). That absorbs the extra wax on the duster. Best money you'll ever spend.
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      04-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #12
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Black + pollen = green. As a clean car person, I hate this time of year. Crappy cell phone pic:
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      04-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #13
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I actually have one and i dont have the balls to use it. I bought it a while ago. It gives me hives just thinking about putting it to my car. I think they are decent for a straghit weekend car that hardly sees any kinda harsh conditions, but if theres anything stuck on the paint and that things moving back and forth on your car its scratching the clear and there goes your sanity. I dunno I would just wash it once a week and deal with the pollen for the next few weeks. It doesnt stay like this through the summer.
For sure. There's a time to wash and a time to use a duster. I just washed and waxed on Saturday and I've been using the duster to take off pollen since then. It's definitely not a replacement for washing. I only use it for a couple of days after washing to hold me over until the next wash.

I've never had swirl marks as a result from using it, just know when to wash and when to dust and you'll be fine
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      04-28-2009, 03:16 PM   #14
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I have a green/yellow car now. I just had it detailed by Raja.
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california car duster is actually pretty good just make sure its not caked on stuff and you have a good wax on the car
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I just have to rinse the car everyday. It's really visible on the graphite metallic, not so much on the Tiag. Zaino? What zaino?? Yeah it's there under the green pollen dust...
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Pollen is to the point I don't even get a chance to enjoy the top down...Friggin pollen everywhere and the allergies doesn't help...
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I washed my (SG) car on Saturday am, and it was yellow again by two in the afternoon. I also did my wife's silver CRV, and even in the garage, it had a yellow glow by the next morning.
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My black stallion looked pimp suit green this morning thanks to the pollen.
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keep the windows closed at all times for next few weeks.
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keep the windows closed at all times for next few weeks.
I got 20% tint on my car so I keep my windows closed just for the look.
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I use the car duster. My E90 is sparkling graphite, and I've noticed no swirls or scratches. My prior rides were black, and I used the duster on them, too. No issues. Just wash the duster every few months, and don't use any fabric softener.
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