KEEPING DUST OFF OF MY CAR (A DIFFERENT CAR WASH?) A DIFFERENT MICROFIBER TOWEL?
2010 Hyundai Elantra
April, 26, 2012 AT 10:40 PM
I seem to have a hard time keeping dust off of my white car. It is most easy to see when the light shine into the garage from behind into the garage at the end of the day. Even wiping with mircofiber towels leave dust (or towel fuzz) behind. I usually wash my car in a drive through car wash at a gas station and I am not happy with the results. What towel is better than the cheap, small microfiber towels that I use. What will actually do the job? How can you tell a good FULL SERVICE car wash when you see one? Must I wash it myself? What kind of microfiber towel or what other product can I use to remove dust and not leave behind fuzz?
Hand wash, and use a good quality anti static lint free glove type wiper, check on line you should be able to locate something there.
April, 27, 2012 AT 12:41 AM
HOW 'BOUT A REAL GOOD, ELBOW GREASE WAXIN', TOOTHBRUSHING THE CRACKS AND TRIM----THEN JUST RINSE IT OFF GOOD AS NEEDED. AND MAYBE A GOOD WASHIN' HITHER AND YON?
IF YOUR FINISH IS SUPERB--WATER WILL KNOCK THE DUST OFF THE WAX EZily---EVEN TO AN EXTENT, WATER AND RUBBING WITH ANYTHING, IS FRICTION. EVEN IN OUTER SPACE. TO ME, IT SEEMS THE WATER IS THE LESSER EVIL, AND A LOT FASTER TO DO
I RECKON ANY DECENT WAX WILL DO--THOSE HIGH FALOOTIN', HIGH DOLLAR ONES DON'T REALLY IMPRESS ME.I USED TO LIKE "RAIN DANCE (HAVE'T SEEN IT IN ALONG TIME 'ROUND HERE)--ON MY WINDOWS "RAIN-X"
MANY OF THESE "HIGH TECH, NEW AGE" SOLUTIONS IS JUST A WASTE OF MONEY
I FOUND THAT THE GREEN HAND CLEANER W/ PUMICE WILL INITIALLY TAKE OF MOST OF THE REALLY NASTIFIED, DARK GRAY OXIDATION IN A HURRY, OFF OF SADLY NEGLECTED ALUMINUM WHEELS. FOLLOWED BY POLISHING COMPOUND AND A CHEAP DRILL SPONGE DEALEE. I TRIED CHEMICALS AND NEARLY EVERY THING ON THE MARKET. AND I AIN'T ABOUT TO SPEND HOURS MESSING WITH ONE RIM.
I FOUND OUT MANY YEARS AGO THAT "BUG AND TAR REMOVER" COSTS A BIT MORE THAN THAN A "LAWN MOWER GAS" SOAKED RAG---THE GAS EVEN DID A QUICKER, BETTER JOB. DON'T EVEN HIT ME WITH "COMBUSTIBLE!"---BOTH ARE, OR USED TO BE. I'D SAY THE ONLY ARGUMENT NOW, MIGHT BE WHICH METHOD IS NOW THE MOST EXPENSIVE.
AS FAR AS PREVENTING THE DUST FROM GETTING ON THERE SO FAST---TRAVELING ON THE ROAD WITH OTHER CARS OR STAYING BEHIND/ BESIDE/ NEAR ONE STIRRING IT UP----EVEN WELL AHEAD OF YOU, IS ALMOST INEVITABLE. TRAVELING THE BACK ROADS WHERE THERE IS NO TRAFFIC MAY HELP
THE "DRAFTING EFFECT" OF YOUR VEHICLES AERODYNAMICS AND MOTHER NATURE JUST CAN'T BE AVOIDED
EVEN THOUGH I WASH MY STUFF MYSELF--BY PAL RECENTLY STOPPED USING THE AUTOMATIC WASH, AFTER THE TWO BILLION RPM BRUSH SEEMED TO HAVE SWING SET CHAIN INTERLACED IN IT."ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK---NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES", SAID THE SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE. WISH I HAD TOOK SOME PICS, BEFORE IT WENT TO THE BODY SHOP
NOT TRYING TO MAKE YOU MAD OR NOTHIN', JUST OFFERING ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW, FROM A RURAL RAISED FELLER.