American car dealers use this huge wooden handled 38cm [15″ ] duster for cleaning their stock.
It has a special baked on wax treatment which lifts dust without scratching. Keeps your car looking ‘just washed’. The dirtier the brush gets the better it works.
California Car Duster lasts for years and never needs retreatment. The original California Car Duster was voted as Best car duster by Classic and Sport Cars magazine (July 2008 issue – page 190)! ”Big isn’t always best” – but in this test the Original California Car Duster is a winner!
Despite its size (length 620mm), it isn’t actually that heavy and, if anything, what weight there is actually helps the duster stay in contact with the bodywork and minimises the tendency ‘to bounce’ a lighter version across the surface.
The head is made from 100% cotton and is treated by baking a paraffin wax solution on to the strands. This helps lift the dust from the paintwork and it’s claimed that the ‘dirtier’ the cleaning head gets, the better it works.
Of course, we don’t have the timescale needed to test that theory to the full over months, but first impression are excellent and the head can be washed in warm water if you need to clean it. It lacks the accuracy of a smaller duster, but is brilliant for cleaning large panels in one sweep. Pricey, but should provide years of efficient use!