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    Salt dust

    I'm so sick of salt dust. For some reason my wife's car is nearly impossible to keep clean for any amount of time.
    I had the car looking perfect the other day and she takes a 7 minute trip and back and the car looks like we live on a dirt road!
    This was an issue before I coated the car as well.
    The conditions are very dry and sunny.


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    Re: Salt dust

    Unfortunately, that is life this time of year in our part of the country. I have found my cars do the same thing in the dry portions of winter. Until there are a couple days of really hard rain to wash the salt off the roads, it will build up and dust everywhere. Nothing you can put on the car will prevent it.

    In the winter I just don't worry about it anymore. I can't control the environment and it is working against me having a clean car. I'll clean it when possible and just dream of the warmer months when I can keep it looking good.
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    Re: Salt dust

    Normal, every winter dealings. This has been one of the driest, warmest winter around here so enjoy that and not much you can do to prevent your car getting dirty

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    Re: Salt dust

    Get your wife a bicycle, like the Peloton commercial...... maybe not. Lol

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    Re: Salt dust

    That's one reason why I left Long Island New York and moved down to South Florida. Winters are beautiful down here and it's the best time of year for detailing your vehicles.

    Just do your best to maintain the vehicle during winter months in Chicago.

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    Re: Salt dust

    Same here, well I moved to Central Florida from Jersey. No more messing with rinseless washes or slipping on ice trying to use a hose in the winter!
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Salt dust

    Hang in there. Starting about now:
    It’s only ~84 days, 6 hrs., and 57 min.
    ‘til April 1st, 2020.


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    Re: Salt dust

    It is a way of life here in Southern New England. This morning the garden hose was frozen so I filled up a couple of buckets and rinsed the car off with the Worx Hydroshot. Then I did a rinseless wash with Wolfgang Uber. I just took a trip to Newburgh, NY today and there wasn't much salt dust but I got stuck behind a salt chemical solution truck in Connecticut. I swerved around the truck and then did a waterless wash when I got to the hotel. It was fun!

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    Re: Salt dust

    There are times here on LI that my truck turns from Gray to White.

    The trick is to have it protected beforehand.


    Hey, UD....... I was up in Norwalk CT, today. Didn't encounter any salt trucks. Just the typical A holes.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Salt dust

    So I found a solution, I just rinsed the car with the hose. No washing no wiping, just a straight hard water rinse! I followed up with the leaf blower (no towels) and the coating did its job!
    The dust rinsed off completely and just left some minor streaks.
    I'll just have to rinse a

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