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Old 05-07-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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What is the best way to wash a California car duster? Can I just toss it in the wash and should I use softner?
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:12 PM   #2
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Don't think you are suppose to wash it. I always heard to just shake it out.
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Don't think you are suppose to wash it. I always heard to just shake it out.

in a mustang.
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I washed mine simply because I thought I may have splashed brake fluid on it . In the washing machine with some other rags, no softener or anything, just detergent. Pulled it off the handle. All the other rags came out pink . Seems the same as it was before I washed it.
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I washed mine after 9 years, and it came out kind of knotted up like some red-headed rastafarian dread-locks. Not horrible, but not like it went in either.

I washed it on gentle with some lightly soiled shop towels, and it just wasn't quite the same after.

Ultimately I "cleaned it" by buying a new one a couple weeks later.
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http://www.calcarduster.com/faq.asp
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Well, there you go.
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Not to step on your thread, but since you have one; do those things really work good?
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Yes, and very well. ...but only if you regularly shake it out in a Mustang.
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Not to step on your thread, but since you have one; do those things really work good?
They work GREAT! You have to get one.

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Not to step on your thread, but since you have one; do those things really work good?


The first one I had lasted almost 9 years before I decided to replace it
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Yes, and very well. ...but only if you regularly shake it out in a Mustang.
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They work GREAT! You have to get one.

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The first one I had lasted almost 9 years before I decided to replace it
Thanks guys! I'm going to get me one tomorrow. I think I've been missing out.

PS-Can you shake 'em out over an open sunroof on a ricer with a coffee can muffler too?

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Careful with that California stuff, next you'll be eating sushi.
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Get a tub or basin of warm water. Put some Woolite in it and slosh it around to dissolve the soap (but not make a bunch of suds). Dip the cloth part of the duster into the soap solution and use your hand to squeeze the duster to get the soap working. Just keep doing this until you get most of the dirt, etc. out of the duster and into the water. Pull it out and squeeze most of the water out. Drain the basin; refill with fresh warm water. Do the process again [without soap, this time] to rinse it out. Once the water is squeezed out again, take the duster outside and turn it upside down on some newspaper and lay it in the sun to dry. It will take quite a while to dry and you may need to fluff the loops and move them around to help it dry faster. All done? Use for another 5 years. {Don't use detergent, as it will remove the parrafin in the loops. Then it won't be the "Original California Duster" anymore.}
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Careful with that California stuff, next you'll be eating sushi.
Good one
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Buy a new one, they're under $20.
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Guess I should paint my car first
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in a mustang.
haha or a camero

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