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Old 11-15-2004, 17:24   #1 (permalink)
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Heres a question for ya's.

I gave my ute a bit of a clean and polish the other day, just using the normal cream wax stuff (very technical). I waited about an hour after polishing it, and needed to go somewhere. I live down about a kay of dirt road, so I crawled down there going about 20k. When I got home, the ute was covered in dust, absolutely covered.

My question is, can I simply wipe the dust off, cause it comes off pretty easily, or would it hurt the paint work? Or would I need to wash it again, or simply wet it and dry?
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Give it a nice hose and a chamois.
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Give it a nice hose and a chamois.
yep, dont wipe it, you will eventually start to do damage, if its only dust and you have polished it, it will come streight off with the hose
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cheers fellas, thanks!
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you got an airgun? If the dust hasn't stuck, ie where the bodywork was wet, then blowing it off with an airhose will work.

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you got an airgun? If the dust hasn't stuck, ie where the bodywork was wet, then blowing it off with an airhose will work.

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Really, will that scratch the paint work or not? I thought of that but didnt think it would work because the dust doesnt come off while driving ???
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well i doubt air is going to scratch the paint anymore than water would. and yes, an airgun has a lot more force then air running over a car when driving.. It should work unless the dust is fully stuck on there. In that case, water alone won't take the dust off either.

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Yeah ill give the air gun a try first, then the water if that doesnt work...
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hehe, seems mother nature done the work for me, a little rain and its good as new!
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hehe, seems mother nature done the work for me, a little rain and its good as new!
Until the next time you want to go somewhere, living at the end of 1 k of a dirt road. Was this the first time you ever drove your car on the dirt road?
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