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Definatly. Funny tho. I end up just washing the car. Only used mine once since I got the car. Its the color I think. Doesnt need it like my black t-bird.


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I don't know if anyone has tried this ye tor not but....(Don't laugh)

Mr. Clean Car washing kit. It has a hose attachment that sprays, then soaps, and finish by passing the h2o through an on board water softener to get a spot free rinse without drying! I got it for Christmas, and felt I should at least try it to be nice. I am glad I did! Water around here is soo hard! Even when you dry after washing if it even starts to dry before the towel dry your screwed!

I'm sure I'll get a few laughs for this suggestion but it really does work great! I don't use the brush attachment, Just rinse, soap, hand wash, rinse, then spot free rinse.

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Definatly. Funny tho. I end up just washing the car. Only used mine once since I got the car. Its the color I think. Doesnt need it like my black t-bird.
I'm considering..between washings only...using the duster and then wipe down with a detailing spray. Just wondering whether that will produce small scratches or not.

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OK Gang - What about the "California Car Duster"? Worthy or not?
-- I have one and use it on the red car; the way-fussy high-end detail guy that did the black car says they scratch. Think you need to be gentle & careful w/them and not use them if you really should have washed the car instead.

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You're getting good advice already


I'm using 100% Zaino products including tire shine
Car wash soap only, not 'detergent'
Cover the car when you can - keeps the dust off.
When washing the microweave or 100% cotten towels: NO bleach, No fabric softener.
Looks great, but I hope the detailers did not put those swirls in your door.

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I sure hope that the California cloth doesn't scratch! I'd been told by a number of people to use one between washes... I bought two, one for the inside and one for the outside, and notice that my car gets pretty dusty just sitting in the parking lot at school. I've been using a the California duster for a week or so... I have just clayed and Zaino'd the car as well...

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I used to use the "Duster" but do not anymore.Don't really like the way it work's anymore.

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OK Gang - What about the "California Car Duster"? Worthy or not?
Yeah, I got one and is very easy to use. It is a quick way of getting off the dust when you have very little time to clean. I shake it off after use and throw it in the trunk. Relatively cheap at Wal-Mart.

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Ya, it works good if you use it every day,if u let it go for a couple of day it leaves strikes of dirt that i hate.
true true can't stand for a dirty car,but the windveil blue
does'nt really look dirty from a distance.Alot of people don't like that color, but when i was younger i ran around in on that was a 67 fastback just liked that color .

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Ya, it works good if you use it every day,if u let it go for a couple of day it leaves strikes of dirt that i hate.
true true can't stand for a dirty car,but the windveil blue
does'nt really look dirty from a distance.Alot of people don't like that color, but when i was younger i ran around in on that was a 67 fastback just liked that color .
WB looks so much better in person that pics. I fell in love with it after I seen one in person.

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We compromised on WB because of the dirt hiding thing too, plus silver looks great with it. I knew that red or black were out of the question so I got the premium package and 17" wheels, she got to pick the color.

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Great discussion, guys. Gives me a lot to do my homework on ('California Duster', clay, etc)

While we're on the subject (somewhat) I need a car cover also. I can't see paying close to three bills for a car cover from Ford. I found other covers on the interweb for roughly half. I know you get what you pay for, generally...but then there's the markup. Any tips on material, vendors, etc?

Thanks in advance.
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Great discussion, guys. Gives me a lot to do my homework on ('California Duster', clay, etc)

While we're on the subject (somewhat) I need a car cover also. I can't see paying close to three bills for a car cover from Ford. I found other covers on the interweb for roughly half. I know you get what you pay for, generally...but then there's the markup. Any tips on material, vendors, etc?

Thanks in advance.
The thing about car covers are they are a pain in the arse to store. Do you have it outside? do you intend on not using your car for long periods of time? Dusting the cover is also a pain.I got the cheap kind in Wal-Mart, it even has a 05 Mustang on the box. Fits well, hardly use it.

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The thing about car covers are they are a pain in the arse to store. Do you have it outside? do you intend on not using your car for long periods of time? Dusting the cover is also a pain.I got the cheap kind in Wal-Mart, it even has a 05 Mustang on the box. Fits well, hardly use it.
Yeah, I'm a renter, so garage keeping is not an option, seeing how it's not my house. I drive her every day, but a feral cat (we call her 'Wonky') loves warm, just parked engines. And she's got some wicked claws. <cringe>
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OK Gang - What about the "California Car Duster"? Worthy or not?
What the heck is a California Car Duster? Sounds like it would trap dust/dirt and scratch the surface...

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