The right way to get rid of pollen from you car and things to avoid

The right way to get rid of pollen from you car and things to avoid



Hello Loyal Beaverton Readers!

Once again thank you to all who have written in and called regarding the last few articles. I have enjoyed sharing these experiences.

Here we are once again in the season where pollen can leave a nice dusting all over our vehicles when parked outside. We all may not be apprised about the severe damages caused by the presence of pollen on our vehicles, paint, weather strips, and moldings. Up close, pollen can look like little barbed balls which dig into the paint and stick into the microscopic pores in the paint. So even after washing and drying our vehicle, the paint and glass can still remain very rough to the touch.


The dangers of pollen!

Pollen appears harmless enough, except for our allergies, and it may appear as a simple yellow dust on our vehicles but be warned, improper removal of pollen can cause serious vehicle paint damage. Remember, the tiny pollen barbs dig into the paint and typically do not come loose easily.

I have done some research and here is the most efficient way to remove pollen from our vehicles’ paint and glass.


The right way to get rid of pollen from your car

The best way to protect the car’s paint is to use lots of water, car wash soap, rags, towels, and soft sponges. Never try to dust off or wipe the pollen off your car with a dry cloth. This will only damage the car’s paint. Here are the proper steps to clean pollen off your car:

Connect a nozzle to a water hose and spray water on the car’s body. Target one body panel at a time. Don’t move ahead to clean other body panels until the current body panel cleaning is completed. It’s recommended to start from the top and then proceed to cleaning other areas like windshields, rear windows, windows, and other areas.

After washing the car with water thoroughly, you need to dry it. You can either use soft cotton towels or allow the car to dry naturally.

After drying the car, use a detailer spray to remove spots or remnants of dust. Spray quick detailer fluid on a microfiber cloth and wipe the car’s body panel clean. You don’t need to be forceful with it. Wipe gently.

If you live in a rural area with lots of coniferous trees, wash your car at least twice in a week. City dwellers can wash their car once a week if there are low pollen levels in their area. After the pollen season is over, you can go back to your normal car wash routine.


Things to avoid

Don’t use any harsh detergents to clean pollen off your car. Only use a microfiber cloth with quick detailing spray.


Protecting your car from pollen

After cleaning your car, take precautions to make sure the pollen doesn’t come back. The pollen season lasts for a few months and you should follow a special car wash routine to keep the pollen off your car. You can park your car inside the garage when not in use.

Avoid parking your car in open spaces or driveways for long periods of time. Wind carries pollen everywhere. Pollen will accumulate on your car whenever your car is parked outside.

Leaving pollen on your car is a bad idea. Waiting for nature to wash off the pollen will only damage the paint over time. Follow these tips to clean pollen off your car and your car’s paint will stay protected in the long run.

I hope this information has been helpful.


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