Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday October 17, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Care & Detailing

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 333300
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Manassas, VA
10 Wrangler
13 WRX

Default New WRX covered in dust.

I picked up my WRX on Wednesday and took it to the Smokey Mountains this weekend. Well the dust storm from Oklahoma has settled in the area and now the car is covered in a thin layer of dust/sand...

My concern is getting it off without swirling the hell out of the paint. My current idea is to hose it down then air dry three times, then do a standard 2 bucket wash. Any suggestions?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
pwain is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 10-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 255027
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: California
2003 WRX


Pressure wash attachment on hose. That should take off 99% of the dust without you ever touching the paint..
lude4life13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 176408
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: South OC
2005 STy


As mentioned above I would try to track down a pressure washer and go over it 2-3 times before really touching it with a sponge/wash mit especially if you have heavily soiled paint.

The less you touch the less chance you have of scratching/damaging
Cobrakai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
Red Rise
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 334802
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston
2006 Impreza WRX
Aspen White


I would say just as little as getting a nozzle on the hose and coming at a sweeping angle across the dust and you should be fine. Air drying is a good idea.
Red Rise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 74211
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: 34′33″S 3721


Try a soap foam gun. it might help lift the dust off the paint better than just pressure wash

2 months old lol oops
hakira is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.