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Old 07-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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The bane of morning dew

So for those of us without a garage, how do you deal with morning dew on your car?? Any way to prevent it (other than a garage!)? It ruins all hard work put in by a previous day of detailing... so frustrating
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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My neighbor's tree likes to drop stuff on my car. It's like all year. Right now it's sprinkling gunk on it. Last month I clay barred and waxed it. So far everything that drops on it is easily removed by pouring a few drops of water over it. Bird poop requires a splash of water and towel to remove. I keep a few bottles of spring water in the car and microfiber towels. If its a lot a gunk on the car, I do a quick wash down at a near by car wash. Plop $1 in and do a quick rinse to wash away gunk.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Re: The bane of morning dew

Car cover may help. But they are a pain to use every day

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Old 07-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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What about brita filtered water? Would that be similar to a spot-free rinse? Also what kind of microfiber towel would be best to remove the water spots from the dew?

I thought about a car cover but that'd be a PAIN to do daily...
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Re: The bane of morning dew

Any microfiber towel should be fine, but I'd use detail spray as well to prevent any scratching since your paint will probably pick up dust and dirt even if it's not visible

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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Car cover may help. But they are a pain to use every day

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A car cover shouldn't be used daily, it should be used for long term storage. You have to clean the car before you put it on or you will scratch the paint.

There isn't really anything you can do about dew. If it bothers you just use a quick detailer and clean microfiber clothes.
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A car cover shouldn't be used daily, it should be used for long term storage. You have to clean the car before you put it on or you will scratch the paint.

There isn't really anything you can do about dew. If it bothers you just use a quick detailer and clean microfiber clothes.
You are correct, but I made that comment with the assumption that the car was clean. If it wasn't clean, then I'm sure the op wouldn't be concerned about any dew on the car.

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You are correct, but I made that comment with the assumption that the car was clean. If it wasn't clean, then I'm sure the op wouldn't be concerned about any dew on the car.

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Which means cleaning the car everyday if he wants to avoid dew, which is more of a process than wiping away the dew. I don't think there is an easy solution to his problem.
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Any microfiber towel should be fine, but I'd use detail spray as well to prevent any scratching since your paint will probably pick up dust and dirt even if it's not visible

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I didn't think about using detail spray. Will have to try that next time

I just use Deer Park water. I have a gallon of it in the car. Paid $0.50 for it at a local grocery store. and it literally rolls off the car. Blot off the water that left with a micro fiber towel. When I finish using the towel, I roll it back up with the side that I didn't use folded inside so that the next time I need it.. it will be clean. A week or so I throw it in with the other towels. Also, I store it under the CD-Changer in that little space underneath because I don't want to mix it with the other towels. lol #mildocd
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Yeah I think i'll use a detail spray... I didn't like using the brita water...

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