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Old 02-18-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Problem: yellow dust after waxing car.

I just washed and waxed my car using Meguiar products yesterday. Today morning when I went outside, my car was covered in yellow dust! Is it because of the wax? Did I do something wrong? If so, how can I prevent this from happening in the future?
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Old 02-18-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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Maybe its Pollen or something
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Old 02-18-2003, 06:42 PM   #3
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Well, it's either some dust from the air, or you didn't buff well enough. Try using less wax overall next time, and make sure to buff it off adequatly.
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Old 02-18-2003, 06:47 PM   #4
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could be residue FROM the wax.
meaning you used too much
and it dried... you buffed it off...
but created a dust of dried up wax all over the place

doesnt take much to do the job right...
try using a tick less next time.

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Old 02-18-2003, 07:20 PM   #5
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I have the same thing when I wax my car and use too much wax, just use a California Car Duster and dust it off. I also use Meguiar's but have changed to the gold class, you're using the maroon bottle right?
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Old 02-18-2003, 11:42 PM   #6
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As Doogdog said, the California duster works well for "wax dust". However, lately I've been using those "poly/cotton" polishing towels (someone please help me with the name of these things). You can find them at any Autozone, Pep Boy's, etc. They pick up dust like a magnet and remove any smears or residue left over from the wax. It's a great detail cloth to go over the car when you're done.

(I hope someone else knows what I'm talking about so I don't sound crazy)

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Old 02-19-2003, 02:47 AM   #7
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yea same with mine too...just waxed it last night...its just dust...it get attracted to the freshly waxed paint for some reason...

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Old 02-19-2003, 11:36 AM   #8
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yea same with mine too...just waxed it last night...its just dust...it get attracted to the freshly waxed paint for some reason...

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Old 02-19-2003, 12:05 PM   #9
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Doogdog, I use Meguiars Gold wax.

Thanks everybody. THis was my first time waxing my car and yes I think I used a little too much.

One more thing.. is it OK if I use 100% cotton towels(ones I have at home) to dry off my car and later to buff my car? It won't scratch, right?
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Old 02-19-2003, 12:35 PM   #10
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Use the soft towel you just dried the car with after the wash to buff the wax.

No dust that way. Works great.
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:43 PM   #11
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Doogdog, I use Meguiars Gold wax.

Thanks everybody. THis was my first time waxing my car and yes I think I used a little too much.

One more thing.. is it OK if I use 100% cotton towels(ones I have at home) to dry off my car and later to buff my car? It won't scratch, right?
100% cotton is fine as long as you use MADE IN THE USA towels (foreign made towels are suspect in the QC dept.), and you wash your towels separately, and with liquid detergent. Powdered detergent theoretically can leave residue on your towels, causing scratches.

I personally use microfiber towels as much as possible. They have the best ability to lift surface contaminants so that you do not scratch your finish.

About your yellow dust problem: I echo what everyone else says. Use less wax and your problem should be alleviated somewhat. Some waxes are notorious for their dust, so trying different products may be in order. Also, waxes with cleaning ability tend to have fillers that create larger amounts of dust than pure waxes.

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