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B.P.O.D 05-05-2010 12:14 PM

why pollen is bad for your car/truck!
 
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ale-05-05-2010

amazing article by detailedimage!!! everyone should read!!! especially ny/nj area

B.P.O.D 05-05-2010 12:24 PM

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detailed image is also having a car wash sale! i'm sure greg will be posting this soon!!!

Using the wipe seems “okay” at first, but even one swipe on dry paint with no lubricant could start the viral streaks and light scratches that ruin your perfect paint. Think it’s too light to do damage? Maybe, but that Flail look-a-like is just one at a microscopic level. Multiply that one times a lot, add some pressure, and dry paint…now that is a disaster waiting to happen.

Another popular technique is simply “hosing” the car at the house or spraying it off at the carwash. While you do in fact remove much of the pollen this way and don’t threaten the paint in any way, you do miss the pollen closest to the perfection. Even with hot water and a pressure washer, the pollen is still there, hanging tight. Not only is it not gone, but you have now activated some of its acidic qualities.
So what to do? Do it right and take your time. A good old wash: soapy water, gentle agitation, and dry. The soap will encapsulate the pollen and loosen its grip on the paint. Light agitation will move it out of the pores and leave you with a glossy, scratch free finish. While you may not be able to wash your car every night, when you do take the time you’ll end up with one that allows you to enjoy the love that’s in the air and not hate the scratches in your paint.

SRTILL8 05-05-2010 12:31 PM

Re: why pollen is bad for your car/truck!
 
ive just been quick detailing the whip everytime i brought her out. so thats not a good thing irf?

matt08etc 05-05-2010 12:36 PM

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nothin beats a classic driveway wash =]

blackpepper 05-05-2010 12:44 PM

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Yeah x2 QD with a clean soft microfiber towel.. just never wipe the pollen off dry.

SRTILL8 05-05-2010 12:47 PM

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hmmm, learn something new every day. ill be honest theres been some areas where i didnt feel i need to apply the QD- instead just whipped it out.
next time (in an hour aprrox- lol) im going to spray and whip every area.

daym i guess. thanks irf and pepper!

blackpepper 05-05-2010 12:55 PM

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Yeah, great link, Irf! I think QD would be fine.. maybe use it more liberally on pollen but if my ride looked like this, I'd just wash it.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/...f32e247661.jpg

I recommend Quick Detailer if you plan on dusting off your Jeep every day.. but if it's neglected for too long, just wash it.

B.P.O.D 05-05-2010 01:15 PM

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to be safe guys i think i would just wash 1x a week(what i norm do) the article states even qd will mar your paint a little. how much and if you can see that marring is a diff story

Martyp 05-05-2010 02:59 PM

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Urgh. I hate pollen. Great article from Greg, interesting read!

My dad's ML is covered in the stuff and hasn't seen a wash in a month, need to get that crap of - hopefully tomorrow weather permitting. Never knew it would begin oxidizing paint, which would mean it will eat away at the LSP too.

Give me an excuse to have a play with the foam gun too, always good after a hard day at work... :lol:

B.P.O.D 05-05-2010 03:18 PM

Re: why pollen is bad for your car/truck!
 
oooo gilmour foam gun:) lots of fun!!! loving that sign in the back marty!!!

DJ BoNiOmArIo 05-05-2010 03:28 PM

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Pollen for FTMFL!!!

Every morning there is so much on my car !!!!!

I usually try to use UQD and whipe it down with a moist MF or else I would have to wash my crap everyday !!!

Marty nice JG logo in the back FTMFW !!!

Martyp 05-05-2010 03:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 202035)
oooo gilmour foam gun:) lots of fun!!! loving that sign in the back marty!!!

Even better, a pressure washer foam lance. I had the gilmour for a while and whilst it foamed up pretty good, the PW version is like applying shaving creme! :cool:

Hahaha, yeah thought I'd put the signage to good use. I'll need to retake that shot as the vinyl is coming off this weekend...


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