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      01-17-2020, 04:20 AM   #1
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Looking for a drying aid that doesn't attract tons of dust

If anyones used products like beadmaker or Meguiars D15601 you know the struggle of your car turning into a dust magnet after a couple of days. Like many others, I take pride in keeping my cars swirl free and protected so it would be nice to have it at least stay clean for a bit to enjoy the look of the paint... I've experimented with Meguiars D15601, Beadmaker, Adams, and other big name brand spray waxes to use as a drying aid after washes. I like using spray waxes/spray sealants as opposed to a quick detailers because they add a slight layer of protection, maintain great water beading/sheeting, and adds lubrication while drying to help prevent swirl marks. Does anybody have any products they recommend? My Tesla is coated and my M3 has has a sealant on it for the time being until I find time to coat it. I'm looking for something coating friendly, cost effective, that comes in a gallon, and that can add some protection. I know its just the nature of these types products to attract dust but I feel like there's got to be some magical product out there that does a solid job at prolonging that clean finish...

And don't recommend blowdrying the car because I'm not trying to buy a new leaf blower or anything lol
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My suggestion is to make sure your cloths are static free and use plenty of them as the static will transfer to the car. But other than that it's going to be quite difficult to 'stop' the dust.
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How do you know if the towels have static or how do you get rid of the static? I've gone through many different types of towels and it's always been the same result
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You are looking for a miracle product. Its the static build up of your air, the towel, the solution, the minerals in the water, etc. Lots of factors.

Nothing is going to keep your car dust free after a few days...

Supreme Detail Supply Ceramic boost will keep it easy to maintain, and its SIO2 protection...
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      01-17-2020, 11:09 PM   #5
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Sonax PNS. Done. Easy to apply, lasts a long time, and very dirt/dust repellant. I know pro detailers that prefer it to coatings.

Not a drying aid, but not much harder to apply.
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Beadmaker is probably the best. There's no way to stop dust no matter what type of product you use.
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Using a dedicated microfibre cleaner will help keep static down to a minimum. Never use a tumble dryer to dry the cloths, never use fabric softeners.
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You are looking for a miracle product. Its the static build up of your air, the towel, the solution, the minerals in the water, etc. Lots of factors.

Nothing is going to keep your car dust free after a few days...

Supreme Detail Supply Ceramic boost will keep it easy to maintain, and its SIO2 protection...
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Beadmaker is probably the best. There's no way to stop dust no matter what type of product you use.
I can attest to this combo. Ceramic boost by itself significantly kept my car cleaner longer. Beadmaker is exactly what you described you wanted. I don't think it'll get any better than that.
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Yeah I absolutely love beadmaker but just hate how dusty the car gets so I was trying to see if there was anything better than it haha. I do tumble dry them on low heat but don't use a fabric softener. I'll definitely try air drying them and see if that helps
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[QUOTE=HyeM3;25694538]If anyones used products like beadmaker or Meguiars D15601 you know the struggle of your car turning into a dust magnet after a couple of days. Like many others, I take pride in keeping my cars swirl free and protected so it would be nice to have it at least stay clean for a bit to enjoy the look of the paint... I've experimented with Meguiars D15601, Beadmaker, Adams, and other big name brand spray waxes to use as a drying aid after washes. I like using spray waxes/spray sealants as opposed to a quick detailers because they add a slight layer of protection, maintain great water beading/sheeting, and adds lubrication while drying to help prevent swirl marks. Does anybody have any products they recommend?

I use Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish, G18309 as a "top-up / final layer" and find that it attracts less dust. I actually compared it with other products by doing a left and right comparison.
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Fk425 - dirt cheap too

I wouldn't waste money on bead maker, one of the most over hyped products out there, a triumph of extremely well executed social media marketing
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I've heard a few people say the same thing but I'm curious why you think it's overrated? My experience with it has been great. It leaves the surface extremely slick, adds great gloss, has great water beading and sheeting, and is pretty cheap. I'll admit it may not add much protection compared to other products but I have my base layer of protection already so that doesn't matter to me
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I've heard a few people say the same thing but I'm curious why you think it's overrated? My experience with it has been great. It leaves the surface extremely slick, adds great gloss, has great water beading and sheeting, and is pretty cheap. I'll admit it may not add much protection compared to other products but I have my base layer of protection already so that doesn't matter to me
Most likely expectations. Its just a very good quick detailer. If youre using it in hopes of it being a spray sealant you will think it sucks.
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judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, you will think the fish is stupid...

A dedicated QD will not work for protection, and a protection product wont work as a QD. There is a reason for so many products in the detailing arena.

just like a waterless wash and wax is neither a great cleaner nor a great protectant. You cant have one product do both extremely well...
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Is the issue that car is a dust magnet or that it's in a dusty area? If it's the later, you may want to consider a car cover but that comes with its own challenges/risks.
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Is the issue that car is a dust magnet or that it's in a dusty area? If it's the later, you may want to consider a car cover but that comes with its own challenges/risks.
It's more of the products make the car a dust magnet. I live in a pretty dust-free area. If I dry the car without using a drying aid the car will stay pretty dust free for at least a week and a half. But if I use a drying aid like beadmaker my car will be completely covered in dust within a couple days, even if I let it sit in the garage the whole time. So that's why I was wondering if there was something that was somewhat dust repellant thats pretty cost effective
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Use a Silica Spray-on/Rinse-off sealant and then dry using a Klin Korea Drying Duo. Not so much of a "drying aid" but it works best for me! I recommend Sonax Spray & Seal and CarPro Hydro2 Lite. The Klin towel is the last drying towel you'll ever need. Get a large. detail-division.com
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Give Kenotek Showroom Shine a go, great drying agent and does have antistatic properties. that being said nothing is dust free.
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I use the Adam's H20 Guard and Gloss with a good microfiber drying towel and find that it not only avoids streaking/spotting but also minimizes dust attraction.

Based upon this thread, there's obviously a lot of varying experience out there, so you just need some trial and error to see what works best for you.
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Like Eric S said you are looking for a miracle product. I've used so many detailing products over the years and nothing will keep a car dust free. Even those with "anti static" properties. The difference is hardly noticeable.

What I do if my car is clean but just dusty is fire up my pressure washer to give a car a quick spray down to remove the dust then hit it off with a leaf blower. The reason why i prefer to use a pressure washer instead of a garden hose is because its more effective at removing dirt/dust but also do it using less water. Less water = quicker drying time with a leaf blower.

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I have used Adams H20 Guard And Gloss for years and it's my favorite product of theirs. Protect, adds gloss, a slippery finish, and I haven't noticed an abundance of dust on my car, but then again it's garaged most of the time.

https://adamspolishes.com/products/a...2o-guard-gloss
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