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Is it ok to use OID to remove dust from car?

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I washed my car and used OID 5 days ago but my car's hood has a fine mist of dust. Is it ok to just use a microfiber towel and spray OID to remove dust? Or is it better to wash the entire car again? I have Opticoat Pro on the car & also Optiseal. I had a professional detailer apply it on my car back in Nov. 2014. The detailer is a authorized installer for Optimum.

I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance!

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Ok...not all dust is the same. Concrete dust from your garage floor is very abrasive, as compared to household dust which is a lot of skin flakes and frequently paper dust (facial and toilet tissues), as well as some carpet dust, etc.

 

The other big factor, and I think Mike Phillips of Autogeek and formerly Meguiar's has a thread about this topic somewhere ("when is it safe to use a quick detailer to clean dust off my car?"), is whether the car has been outside and exposed to dew/condensation, as this will adhere the dust to the surface after it dries.

 

If the dust is still "fluffy" you can very carefully try to clean it off with OID. A better choice might be to try Opti-Clean as this is specifically designed as a waterless wash.

 

Hopefully the management won't mind me linking this thread since Autogeek is an OPT distributor: http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tricks-tips-techniques/23128-tips-techniques-using-spray-detailer-remove-light-dust-fingerprints-smudges.html

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Optimum Fanatic thanks for the advice. I believe the dust is from dew/condensation since it's been unusually cold in Honolulu. What you said makes sense because the day after I wash n used OID I had dust. To be on the safe side I'll just wash my car again and use OID. I haven't used OCW yet as I was not sure if it was safe to use on Opticoat Pro and Optiseal.

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