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I have a lot of dust collecting on my street rod after a few days and have been using the duster to take it off. What I'm wondering is will the duster swirl or grind the dust particles into the paint surface? The reason I'm asking is that after a few years of this I notice that I have swirls (light) in the paint. The duster is very dirty, but they say never wash it. I do cover the car for the winter, but in the summer, after a few days it's dusty. Any thoughts on this. Would it be better to just wash it? A lot more work, but what the hey. Incidentally, I don't wipe the car down if it has mud and grime on it.

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I've used my Ca. Duster for years, but I blow the car off with air first. I think gathering up dust with the duster and moving it around will most likely create tiny swirl marks. I don't wash mine, but also blow off the duster with air occasionally.
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I've used my Ca. Duster for years, but I blow the car off with air first. I think gathering up dust with the duster and moving it around will most likely create tiny swirl marks. I don't wash mine, but also blow off the duster with air occasionally.
X2 but i don't wipe mine down with the duster in a circular motion.



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Wash it, wax it by hand, and use the duster. That way you won't hurt the paint.
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Wash it, wax it by hand, and use the duster. That way you won't hurt the paint.
Good advice. I have a friend that swears by the Ca. Duster, he says water has not touched his car since paint. I have noticed some light swirling, I think a little water would help sometimes.
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