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I'd read some posts saying that they use a California Duster as a quick touch-up between washings.

I have used it several times and it tends to leave "waxy" residue or streaks. Does this lessen as the unit gets used? Is mine "overly saturated" with the baked on wax? Any tips from users of this product? I am not overly happy with this product as I must now wipe off the residue.

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The first few uses tend to deposit some of the waxy residue. To properly use the duster, in my experience, you must learn to use a VERY light touch. Just barely let the duster contact the surface, not even letting the full weight of the duster come to bear on the vehicle. I also have learned that the duster does a much better job on a cold vehicle, so I take five minutes, or less, and do mine in the morning. Of course, I have one of those garages, which a lot of folks seem not to know the purpose of, and the paint is always dry. On a warm or hot surface, even an old duster tends to leave its calling card, i.e. streaks of waxy stuff. Hope this helps you to enjoy a neat tool.

Jerry O.

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I read the instructions and "primed" it by sticking it on my patio for 24 hours on some newspaper. The newspaper soaked up the excess paraffin, and I never got any streaks on my car. So, take your duster, set it rag side down on some newspaper overnight. Then re-adjust the position of rags (strings) and let it sit for the rest of the day (but in the shade, not sunlight!). After that, you'll notice alot of excess wax soaks into the paper. Voila, no more streaks....
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Jerry O- I think most people realize that the garage is the proper place to store lots of mostly useless junk!
What few seem to understand though, is that a garage can actually be used to store an automobile! I have just recently discovered that little known fact, and have 1 car in there right now (not bad considering I have a 3 car garage)


On a more serious note, who has the best deal on these things-Pep Boys, Autozone...?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ody:

On a more serious note, who has the best deal on these things-Pep Boys, Autozone...?
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Got mine at Costco. Forgot exactly how much though... It was a dual set, one regular sized one, and a smaller one I use for inside the car: the dash, etc...

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Thanks, I have a Costco near us (need to get a membership). I will check it out.

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Costco is the place. The set of two will cost you less than the single item at an auto store.

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Don't wash it. It actually works better the more you use it. I have one that I have been using for well over 10 years now. The ends of the "mop" are black, but it does not affect how it works. I occasionally clean it using a vacuum cleaner.
 

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I have one that I have used for two years on my Ram truck. Believe me the dirtier the duster gets the better it works...no I don't know why, but it does.
 

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I'll second the votes in favor of the duster. It is a great touch-up tool. I'll also suggest that using something called a California water blade to dry the vehicle is great too. It is made of very soft silicone and I like it so much better than chamois.
 
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