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Volcanic Dust

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by jojo, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. jojo

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    A bizaar one this, but my S3 has been living in my garage for around 8 months now, and it was a couple of months before that, that I washed it last... my bad I know, but it was around about the time the volcanic ash was hovering above us, and the car has got a layer of the stuff on it.

    Any precautions I need to take before I go for it with my two bucket method, or is it going to micro scratch the paint surface? the paint is in ok nick, not perfect, but I'd still like to take some care cleaning it.

    All tips appreciated.
     
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  3. DaveyB

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    If funds permit get yourself a foam lance and a decent pre wash:thumbsup:

    ...then 2BM it!
     
  4. FranA3

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    snow foam it , it removes or loosens most things on the surface to make it safer to wash with the 2bm
     
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    ... and if you need a lance and foam, Joe, I might be selling mine :haha:
     
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    Can I pay with curries?
     
  7. jojo

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    OK, you guys are talking me into buying one of these snow foam things, I guess I might have to give it a try. lol

    My main concern was whether the volcanic ash/dust would have cured or something on my paintwork, but I was going to try and blast most of it off with a jet wash first! so this foam lance might just do the trick.
     
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    use the jet wash first to loosen it then use the snow foam that gets alot off the paint
     
  9. jojo

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    OK, looks like I have got me a snow foam lance to play with, and if all things goes to plan, I will get it tonight.

    Cheers.
     
  10. FranA3

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    let us know how you get on mate
     
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    I'd leave the volcanic dust right where it is. It will serve as a protective layer against the radioactive iodine.
     
  12. jojo

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    LOL, the car is garaged!
     

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