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Old 10-27-2003, 05:52 PM   #1
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I dont know if this is the right place to put this question in..but i was wondering....what effect will ash have on my car? I live in Cali and its raining ash everywhere all day since Friday


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Can't say i've heard of ash raining from the sky lately... but ash has acids and such in it, could damage the paint job. Wash and wax.
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I'd get a car cover. Get a cheap one at walmart for $30.
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btw - Its been raining ash cause of all the fires
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if you have been driving around that is.
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Old 10-27-2003, 08:05 PM   #7
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I dont know if this is the right place to put this question in..but i was wondering....what effect will ash have on my car? I live in Cali and its raining ash everywhere all day since Friday
Dry ash shouldn't be much of a problem. Wet ash is a different story. Ash + water = lye, HIGHLY caustic.

Now, if your car is covered with ash, obviously you're going to have to wash it at some point. Use plenty of water which will immediatly dilute the lye even as it forms, and you should be fine.
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i have the same problem here in socal. we have like 6 fires burning right now and my car is blanketed. i hate to wash cuz it will be covered again in 20 mins!
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well wash quick or it'll screw with the paintjob...just buy a shitty ass car cover as hotfocus said and u'll be fine...hell I wanna buy a car cover for my car causee of the stupid falling acorns round my house...then it can scratch the cover and not my paint!!!! Those things already put a couple holes in my hood...good thing I'm gonna get a nwew one eventually...hopefully next summer :)
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Old 10-28-2003, 12:23 AM   #10
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Same here. Nothin but ash is raining all over the place but I don't want to wash it because the ash will just come right back.
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