Using Pledge to keep the dust off?!?

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  1. Bratatatat

    Bratatatat Viper Owner

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    Ok, so I was filling up with gas and ... per-usual, had an on-looker ask me about the Viper. After a quick introduction he went on to tell me that he also owns a Viper and often tracks it.

    And then ... he said, "have you ever thought of using Pledge to keep the dust off?" I told him I have never tried that trick, but would consider it if it actually helped keep the dust off. He went on to say the lemon scent was actually quite nice also!

    So ... anyone ever try using Pledge to keep the dust off their cars?

    Cheers!
     
  2. plumcrazy

    plumcrazy Viper Owner

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    i betting it takes the wax off.
     
  3. vegas guy

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    Using Pledge is an old show car trick. Guys used Pledge before all these HY-Tec products hit the market. I wipe down my seats and dash with it. Just spray a little on a rag and wipe. As with any product don't over do it.
     
  4. Leslie

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    I use it on engine pieces before a show
     
  5. 94RT10Ohio

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    There is oil in pledge. It does make one hell of a shine and I have known many show goers that use it at inside shows, but.... If you use it and it sits outside in direct sunlight it can cause some really ugly looking spots form the oily film.
     
  6. GTS Bruce

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    Yep not a bad way to quick clean off a race car.Removes the oil,etc.Yes leaves a film.I wouldn't use in on quality furniture let alone a quality automobile finish. GTS Bruce
     
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    There are plenty of products made for that. Zaino Z8 is one of the best I have used and works good on both Sealants and carnuabas.
     
  8. neat

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    I used to detail cars for a living. A light coat of pledge on the inside leather was all we ever did. The cars seemed to stay dust free, longer when using pledge on the interior. I don't think I's use it on the outside though.

    A quick tip. If you put anything with silicone in it on the dash, it will eventually cause a haze to appear on the inside of your windshield. The silicone evaporates and will stick to glass, leaving that smokey/milky haze.
     
  9. Paul Hawker

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    Be careful using pledge on seats. It makes them very slippery. Of course do not let it get on the suede.
     
  10. SylvanSRT

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    just put a good coat of wax on the wheels or a special wheel wax(yes it exists) and you will have an easy time getting the dust off
     
  11. Matt M PA

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    Zaino Z8 is a great new product...I'd recommend that as a quick spritz touc-up type thing.

    Using Pledge (which I assume has loads of silicone in it) is not good for use on any part of an automobile...especially leathers and vinyl.

    There is excellent info on that here....

    http://www.303products.com/main.php?infopage=techfacts

    Even one of the Armor-All versions is now silicone free.

    For your paint...Pledge will not prevent dust as it is an oil, nor will it protect your paint from bird bombs and the like.

    Your best bet is a car duster...lifts the dust off nicely.

    As far a silicones causing a film on windows...that may be possible. But...I NEVER use silicones on my vehicles, yet still get the film. I understand it is from the interior plastics out-gassing.
     

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