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Old 02-15-2017, 04:05 AM
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I live in the country and my driveway is 1/4 mile long and dirt

So my Black SG will ALWAYS have a light layer of dust. my question is what is the best way to "dust" it? I mean it gets the regular washes but there are times when i can't stand seeing a layer of dust, and feel like wiping it down.

Can that be done dry, or am I going to damage the paint?

so frustrating spending time washing, polishing and waxing just to have it dusty within an hour or two.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:40 AM
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I use a California car duster for just a real quick clean up, after sitting in the garage for a while
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I would say no. Black shows every thing. You would be better off with a Silver bike, or move. If you have a Black bike, and a 1/4 mile dirt driveway, dust is inevitable.
I know guys use California Dusters, but I fear they would cause scratches. Curious what people think of them.

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I would say no. Black shows every thing. You would be better off with a Silver bike, or move. If you have a Black bike, and a 1/4 mile dirt driveway, dust is inevitable.
I know guys use Dusters, but I find it hard to believe they don't cause any swirls.
The dust is inevitable and I tend to agree with you Ron that it cant be good to dry wipe the dust, but the bike is brand new and moving isnt realistic.

Just hoping to find "the best" solution for this situation. Not the end of the world, just frustrating at times.
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As long as you don't let the dust sit on the bike for any length of time and have the dust "bond", a Calf duster or old fashioned feather duster should work well. Just go really light, just enough to sort of blow off the dust. I have a feather duster that works real well. I don't have a gravel driveway though.
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Cool Between wash's ....

we use this between wash's when there is just a little dust ...works very well and adds a coat of wax too ....takes a few times useing it to figure out what works best ....but keeps from wiping the surface dry ...
can pick up at most bikes shops everywhere ...

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I don't have this issue, but I would think a 'mist & wipe' would handle nicely... mist with your favorite detailer spray, and wipe it down with a clean, dry micro-fiber or terry towel. I mist & wipe 5 or 6 times to every full wash.
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Use some heavy wax to prevent dirt/paint contact.
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I had a Callfornis duster, noticed the fibres were impregnated with a kind of wax for attracting the dust. Darn thing would smear when it was hot. Washed it to get rid of whatever that stuff was, now it's useless. Tossed it
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