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Paintwork Attracting Dust When Polished?

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  1. pazaz

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    As soon as I cleaned my car the other day, within no time it was like as if the car acted as a magnet with loads of dust clinging to it?? Really annoying!

    It was if the car body was charged with static!

    I used Mer polish my hand and buffed it off with a micro fibre cloth .

    Have I done anything wrong and is there any way to avoid this??
     
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  3. S4twiggy

    S4twiggy Fully Certified Detailer!!

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    did you polish the car outside??? if so then no mate it cant be helped, sometimes you will produce static on the car after buffing but all depends on what day it is, if its a nice sunny day with wind then you will have dust on the car.

    your not doing anything wrong its just how it goes unfortunately
     
  4. FranA3

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    mine is exactly the same dont worry its just a fact of polishing cars , you should see the dust on mine already im going to give it a wash 2morow because there is so much on there in a short time its perfectly normal
     
  5. tdia4

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    Most of the time its tyres dressing, if your using a spray-on tyre dressing it will sit on the car and with the dressing usually being silicone based, dust just clings to it, after doing tyres, a quick wipe down with a quick detailer will help.
     
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    i usually do the tyres first then wipe the excess off then wax
     
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    If its static related Would something like this help?

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    Welcome to the often thankless task of obsessive car cleaning mate !
     
  9. S4twiggy

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    no need to use a spray for tyres, just put some on a pad and rub into tyres, nothing worse than overspray from glossy oily products
     
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    Yeah i realised that awhile ago, I started using a paint brush to put it on.
     
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    My black A4 is covered in dust at the moment, the wind doesnt help..... just one of those things I think.
     
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    you think we have it bad i was over in cyprus last october on holiday and all there cars were covered in a thick layer of dust i felt sorry for them im never going to complain about too much dust on the car ever again lol
     
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    exactly what i use mate, so much easier and then use the pad to wipe off excess
     
  14. pazaz

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    car was polished outside. After reading this I feel better now. Thought it might have been the micro fibre cloth that I used to buff causing a static effect.

    If it is a static thing Axios I think I will get used to the dust rather than fit those static strips . No offence intended?

    Guess it is just one of those things.

    Ps. Still looking for a da polisher for sale If anybody got one to avoid the lengthy process.

    From the replies so far It's looks like the cleaner the car the more you notice the dust lol:)
     
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    this is true mate i wouldnt worry about it too much
     

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