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Old 03-31-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Anyone here have problems with dust just clinging to your car after you wax it?

I waxed the front of my car the other day with Zymol and I think the static from it attracts the dust.

Anyone know of any better brand waxes or other methods of waxing to eliminate this problem?
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Old 03-31-2003, 04:21 PM   #2
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everything I have ever used caused this same thing, ITs not so much the wax I dont think , but the actual motion of you rubbing on the car to remove/buff the wax out. Kinda like rubbing a balloon on your head.. sorta
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Old 03-31-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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After I wax I use a quick detailer to get any extra dust off and to give it a nice quick final check. It kinda keep that static from happening.

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Old 03-31-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I read that spraying your car down after waxing then drying off helps too.

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Old 03-31-2003, 10:36 PM   #5
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I'm always looking for new/better ways. For now, I find that a California Duster (duster coated with paraffin wax) works great for getting the majority of the dust off. I then follow up with a micro-fiber cloth which also happens to remove any smudges and wax residue/smears. Sometimes the micro-fiber cloth is enough to do the job.

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Old 04-01-2003, 12:03 AM   #6
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taking a hose with no attachment, and water pressure about 1/3 , start with the roof, and just let the water "roll" off the car, following the car once around and keeping the "sheet" on the car the whole time. then just stand back, and wait about 10-15 minutes, for a (mostly) static-free, spot-free clean car. no toweling required!
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You may also want to use P21s or S100 wax when you have used up your Zymol. Both of those seem to have much less static build up and dust attraction. Sometimes a quick detailer will help too like Whiplash mentioned.
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Old 04-01-2003, 07:07 PM   #8
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I've found that different brands of carnauba waxes will produce different amounts of dust and static cling on your car. I used to use One Grand Blitz Wax, but it attracted dust like crazy. The static cling was so strong that I could feel it buzzing when I waved my hand over the surface of the paint. Now I use S100 (a.k.a. P21S), which has a lot less dust. If you use a non-carnauba synthetic wax like Klasse or Zaino it will virtually eliminate the dust attraction problem altogether.
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