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    Question washing/cleaning car covered in dust and grit from gravel car park

    need to clean my car at the weekend, which is nothing unusual, although i have a slight snag here.

    the car is covered in dust and grit from taking it off-road and across a gravel road/car park to get to a unit my mate has just started leasing. the car is just covered in a haze of dust!

    i know that going straight to it with a wash mitt is not going to do me any favours.

    was just wondering, what would be my best bet, 1) go at it with the pressure washer to remove it, or 2) get the hose, and just let the water run over the car taking the dust and grit with it?

    reason i am asking is that i am not sure if the pressure washer maybe too powerful for removing the dust?!?! i obviously don't want to cause any damage to the paint work, hence the reason i am not going to go at it straight off with the wash mitt!

    any comments/suggestions welcomed!
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    I would say the pressure washer will be ok, just don't use it at point blank range!
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    Ive got the same problem mate (well not from off roading) and let my son loose with the garden hose and he decided to squirt the car and end results were dust was still there so i will be going at it with snow foam and pressure washer.

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    Snow foaming the car is your best option for lifting all of the dirt and dust. But a good pressure wash should be fine.

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    haven't got any snow foam!
    Astra sold ... replaced with a Skoda ... soon to be replaced with another Vauxhall

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    just rinse it off however you want, then wash it.
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