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Old 05-28-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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how to get the dust off?

what do you use to take the dust off the outside of your rv? ours has gel coat fiberglass sides. i have washed and waxed them but they get windblown dust on them almost immediately. it is just surface dust, not really dirt or bugs. is there a simple way to clean it off without going through the entire wash and wax process. we do not have access to water at our storage location. thanks
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:50 AM   #2
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It's one of those frustrating facts. Fresh wax attracts dust. Especially in dry climates where the rubbing/buffing produces more static.

Some waxes have better anti-static compounds than others. I usually wax my rig, then after a few days I might do a quick rinse and dry, using a squeegee on the large surfaces. That gets rid of the dust and most of the static.

I would never remove the dust with a dry cloth or duster from the whole rig. If you do you will notice fine scratches in your finish, especially on decals. And if there is a lot of static, you can't really get the dust off anyway, you just move it around.

But mainly I just live with the dust. At least the rig is clean, shiny, and the dust is evenly applied as long as you don't touch it
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what do you use to take the dust off the outside of your rv? ours has gel coat fiberglass sides. i have washed and waxed them but they get windblown dust on them almost immediately. it is just surface dust, not really dirt or bugs. is there a simple way to clean it off without going through the entire wash and wax process. we do not have access to water at our storage location. thanks
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:02 PM   #5
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I have been using an original California Duster for years. First ones had a wooden handle. Lightly brush and dust is gone. Pushtoo hard and the wax inside makes a mark. Has not harmed my custom paint yet!
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:46 AM   #6
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X3 for California Duster. All my vehicles are black. They look great when clean but a little dust or pollen and they look like heck. Quick wipe with the Duster and save myself 2 hours of washing and drying the dually.
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thank you all for your replies. i will get one of those california dusters. and thank you to nmwildcat as i think he nailed it with the comment about static attracting dust. it sure looks like that is what is happening. the humidity here is in the low teens and there is static everywhere! again thanks
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x5 on californina duster. we got one and used it. seems to do the job!

thank you for the recommendation.
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