Originally Posted by smlranger
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.
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!