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11/12/01 12:11am - Original Message: 'California Duster'
Adam Wartell Lifetime Member
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Anyone own the "California Duster"?

I do, on a recommendation of a C5 buddy.

The thing is great! After the car has been sitting in the garage a day or two, or if it had been outside for the day in a parking lot, all that dust/pollen crap sits on it.

I just whip out the California Duster, takes me 60 seconds to run it over the whole car, and it looks like it just got a bath!

Great invention...wish I'd thought of it!

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11/12/01 11:49am - Reply: 'California Duster'
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CHARLOTTE, NC - USA

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1972 Mille Miglia Red Coupe * LS5 w/ 4 Speed * Loaded

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I have one and they do work great! The amazing thing is that the dirtier the duster gets the better it works!!

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5/16/02 5:52pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Moab, UT - USA

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82 Collector Edition (*sold 12/2006)

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I've heard that if you set them out in the sun for like a week on a clean brown bag every day, then wash it twice, it gets all the "wax" out of it and works especially well. Have you guys heard of doing that?

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5/16/02 10:59pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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MOORESVILLE, NC - USA

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1979 Coupe THE DIVA color: BLACK

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You betcha!! In fact we have 2..one for each vette!!! and the more you use them the better they work!!!

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5/17/02 12:32pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Pennsville, NJ - USA

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1977 EX-L48

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I have one too. It is nice to have when I pull my car out of my dusty garage for a quick drive around town. I saw my friend use it on one of his black cars and I liked it so went out and got one myself.

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5/24/02 4:24pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

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Darla,
I think you will riun it if you follow the proceedure you have in your post. You DEFINATLY WANT the wax to STAY in it. That is why it works so well.
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6/1/02 5:04am - Reply: 'California Duster'
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moro, IL - USA

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1979 Black coupe. 11256 original, documented, miles on it when I bought it in April of 2000. It now has 13100 on it. Oyster interior, like new. Everything original, everything works, except the clock. Paint has a couple of minor flaws.

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I pulled my vette out of the back garage last night, and it was covered with dust and pollen. In 5 minutes it was clean as if it was just washed. Those things really work good..

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6/1/02 10:02pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Annapolis, MD - USA

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65 Color TBD Coupe HotRod 70 Bridgethampton Blue Convertible - NCRS / Stock 87 Yellow Convertible Stock

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I've got one too - for about 5 years now. Make sure you shake them out well you don't want particles of anything to grind into the paint. The wax in them is what makes the stuff stick. I haven't tried washing them because I'm not sure how to get the wax back into it afterwards. unless there's some way to steam it up into the pores of the duster?? ~Juliet

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6/2/02 1:49pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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Don't do anything to them except shake them out. Definately do not wash them! As has been said, the longed you use them, the better they work. Use the old addage...if it ain't broke, don't fix it ( by washing or in any other way..cleaning ) !
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6/3/02 6:24pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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I'm only telling you about what I've heard. But now, what I've seen. In thinking about this over the weekend, I asked Steve about it. Then we took his and another new duster and tried them on his ride. We found that washing them really has little affect in the performance. Under flourencent lights in his garage, the washed one leaves alot less of the wax stuff that's in them. The funny thing is that now his duster looks like fluffy dreadlocks. Just my 2 cents, everyone has a preference. |smile|

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11/5/02 9:48pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Beaverton, OR - USA

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1969 Coupe Torch Red 350/350

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Directly off the California Duster Web Site:

Because of a special permanently baked in paraffin treatment, The Original California Dusters are made to provide years of effective service without the need for cleaning. Simply shake them out before and after each use. The "dirtier" they get the better they work.

If you find it necessary to clean your Duster because it is too dirty or if the Duster stops lifting dust, it can be washed. You may hand wash your Duster in cold water with a mild detergent such as Woolite, then air dry. Do not use hot water to wash or hot air to dry, as heat or harsh detergent may remove the special paraffin treatment.

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11/25/02 11:30pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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CHESTER, NY - USA

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1982 Red Coupe

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I've been using the California Car Duster for years. It's a great product--if used correctly--and that means leaving the wax in it.

Every couple of years I buy a new one (even though they say it "works better as it gets dirtier"). They're fairly inexpensive these days. I think I started out paying $25 or so--now you can get the Duster packaged with a California Water Blade (another good product) for $19.95 at Sam's Club.
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1/7/03 8:47pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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I've used them ever since they came out. However, I found that on a black car they were leaving smudges (I assume from the paraffin in them). But, if you follow it up with one of the microfiber clothes from Meguires, that takes care of the problem.
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1/18/03 9:50am - Reply: 'California Duster'
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BRADENTON, FL - USA

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1972 convertible 350 auto trans, delux int, air, ps, pb, t/t wheel, pw, 79,000 org miles Rare one year only color

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just picked up a California Duster at walmart $9.95 |thumb|

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1/24/03 7:03pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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I think it is amusing that this is one of the oldest threads on the entire site, yet it seems to keep alive! |laugh|

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2/15/03 12:54am - Reply: 'California Duster'
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ORLANDO, FL - USA

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1980 L82 Dark Metallic Green Coupe, Gymkhana Suspension, AM/FM/CB, GM ZZ383....nice....

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I have not used it and don't have one. I'm feeling left out. Guess I'll have to try it. |cool|

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3/10/03 8:44pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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LOUISVILLE, KY - USA

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1977 silver and black

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If you don't have one, you need to get one. It works great!!!!! |cool|

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9/15/03 2:16pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Fountain Valley, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow Coupe - ZZ4/4 speed, Hurst shifter, Griffin aluminum radiator w/ Dual Spals, March Serpentine Pulley kit, Hookers with STS Racing Baffles, VB&P Suspension bits, 17" AR Hopsters, L-88 Hood

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Mine is almost completely black from about 10 years of use. Another great product they make is called the California Water Blade. It's a silicone based blade that pushes water off the paint after rinsing with no scratching all. Works better than a chamois. |thumb|

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9/15/03 3:40pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Beaverton, OR - USA

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1969 Coupe Torch Red 350/350

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I can't believe this thread is still going..

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9/15/03 3:37pm - Reply: 'California Duster'
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Beaverton, OR - USA

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1969 Coupe Torch Red 350/350

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Yep, I have one of the Blades too. I love it, works great and leaves no scratches. I recommend both of these products to everyone... |cheers|
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