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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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I have a black victory vegas . Just had some ghost flames to it and had it reclear coated , which now brings me back to the same problem that ihhad before. Those fine scratches that appear in the clear coat especially on dark colors , and can happen just from normal washing.
Someone recommended the california duster . Its suppose to clean without water to a just washed look with no scratching. But i cant seem to find much info. Anyone have any luck with this product? Thanks
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 09:35 PM
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Dave, I have a California duster and it works great on dust
and light dirt and have never had it scratch anything, I would
recommend it, the dirtier it gets the better it seems to work.
I got mine at a bike rally years ago but I think I've seen them
at Wal-mart or any auto parts store.
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Go to your local magazine store and look for either Cars and Parts or Hemmings Motor News. They will have a full color page ad with the California Duster in there. Get the 1-800-number and you are good to go. Both mags are great if you decide to buy.
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http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...d=duster&dds=1

I used to work for Summit Racing. Get the Summit brand. They are cheaper and made by the same company.
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Hey Dave

I have been a hobbiest detailer for 25+ years. The California duster is fantastic but ONLY if you use it correctly. It is just what its name implies a DUSTER.

If you use it as a cleaner you will scratch the paint. Always use it lightly across the surface of the paint. You may have to make a few passes in one spot. Also shake it out OFTEN.

Its not the duster itself that scratches but the debris picked up by the duster that scratches.

I use the small dashboard duster. Its much easier to manuever compared to the car duster.
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Thanks for the input guys it sounds like exactly what im looking for.
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I will only say that when you drag something dry across paint it will scratch. I think the Cal duster has some type of paraffin wax built in. I would NEVER drag it across black, ever.
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Dragging is a good terminology for what a lot of people do with these dusters and end up with scratches.

All of my vehicles have been black. I am very anal about the appearance of my vehicles. The California Duster really is a great product. I've never scratched, not even hairline scratches from using it.

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Dragging is a good terminology for what a lot of people do with these dusters and end up with scratches.

All of my vehicles have been black. I am ver anal about the appearance of my vehicles. The California Duster really is a great product. I've never scratched, not even hairline scratches from using it.
Like you, about everything I have ever owned and still own is black. In my youth I used a Cal duster on a daily basis, I also would use a Cal blade for drying. When you look at paint with a light like a 3M Sun Gun I think you would be amazed at what you see. I now use a Metro Air Dryer to dry anything black both my car and bike. I stand by saying I would NEVER use a Cal Duster. They cause scratches.
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To each his own.

For me I use a portable 250w shop light to check my paint.

Maybe I just have the right touch!
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