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Old 03-20-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Back Panel Dusty

Has anyone found a way to keep the back trunk panel between the taillights from attracting dust? I keep my car impeccably clean, but if I drive around the block on paved streets the plastic panel will be coated. It's almost like it's statically charged.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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Black plastic will always be dirty 5 minutes after you wash it. Paint it the color of your car and it won't show unless your car is black also.
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I've owned one black car in my life and never again...
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Maybe some kind of anti-static coating?
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:09 AM   #5
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The back of a car will always collect all the road dust, mainly because of a small vortex created by the airflow of the car where it's kicked up and trapped. Hatch backs are the worse. I saw a video of a "hatch-back artist" who actually creates dust/dirt paintings on the rear windows of hatch backs.

Anyway, there really isn't much you can do. On the plastic trim you can clean it then apply a nano-glass coating such as CarPro's CQuartz DLUX, Opti-Coat or any other manufacturer. Follow the manufacturers directions on application.

Having said that, the coatings will reduce but not eliminate the amount of dirt and dust, however, what they will do is allow for easy maintenance and cleaning, i.e. hose off and blow dry... or use a waterless/rinsless wash to spray and wipe.

Hope this helps!
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California duster is your friend. I keep one in all of vehicles. A quick swipe and the dust is gone.
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^ that's what I've been doing...
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:33 PM   #8
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California duster is your friend. I keep one in all of vehicles. A quick swipe and the dust is gone.
The conversation regarding CA dusters will always be alive and well.

What I tell my customers is to stay away from dragging or wiping any kind of media that is dry, without lubricity, across a vehicle. You increase the chances of causing swirls, scratches and micro-marring. Which is why I suggested a rinsless wash, or QD and lots Micro Fiber towels in my post above.

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use a waterless/rinsless wash to spray and wipe
CA dusters have paraffin wax which is coated onto the 100% cotton strands of the mop head, which makes dust, dirt, pollen, and lint stick within the strands. Having said that, it depends on how dirty the back panel is, and how much paraffin wax remains on the cotton. That will dissipate over time, therefor mileage may vary.

Plastic can be polished, however, it's much more difficult as you're not correcting/abrading (or removing paint) like you would on a painted body panel.

I say use what works, and if it gives you good results, stick with it! Rung what you brung!

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Yeah, they are good for a slight haze of dust is all. More than that could cause scratches.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:42 PM   #10
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3M Scotchprint 1080 Black Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap.

Bit of a PITA to apply, but doesn't show dust or fingerprints.


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