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    Cement dust on paintwork....

    Where I work in my new job, I get a thin layer of cement dust on my car. Some days are worse than others, depends whether we have a ship in or not and whether there is a high wind.

    I have topped up the polish on the car since I have been there, and it does not look like it is doing any damage.

    Do you reckon it will be OK? I have been trying to wash the car once a week to get the dust off, even if it is a quick rinse.
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    The dust itself ont do any damage but see if you can get a microfibre duster to give it a dust or try and blow the owrst of it off.

    Dont get it wet as it could set there and then if you miss it

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    it will probably br okay if it is just dust and does not get too thick layer but if you do get it wet then make sure you get it all off otherwise you may have problems

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    I am also making sure the polish is topped up on the paintwork. That way most of it blows off the car on the way home.

    I heard one of the blokes saying he puts a cap full of brick acid in the water when he washes his car to cut through the cement dust - I dont think I will be trying that one!! LOL
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    I take it you work at north fleet? I used to work in a cement factory in wiltshire and had the same problem. If the dust gets wet and is left to dry on the paintwork it gets hot due to the process of it hardening and will damage the finish. The only way I could keep it looking nice was with loads of t-cut and polish - so a lot of hard work!

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    buy a banger and use that for work, no worries then chris. your nice astra will be tucked up at home cement free

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    What about getting a cover for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrase20
    I take it you work at north fleet? I used to work in a cement factory in wiltshire and had the same problem. If the dust gets wet and is left to dry on the paintwork it gets hot due to the process of it hardening and will damage the finish. The only way I could keep it looking nice was with loads of t-cut and polish - so a lot of hard work!
    Nah, at Chatham Docks. You are thinking of Blue Circle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by car.crash
    buy a banger and use that for work, no worries then chris. your nice astra will be tucked up at home cement free
    I suppose you can call my Astra a banger as it only cost me £750.

    I have been there and done that with 2 cars when I had my Calibra DTM.
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