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Old 08-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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A buddy of mine, who's in the Coast Gaurd, just got back from a deployment in Alaska. His vehicles are covered with volcanic ash and washing doesn't seem to be taking it off. Anyone have any ideas on how to get it off?



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Old 08-06-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Good Luck.
My dear X wife lived outside of Portland Or.
when Mt Saint Helens went off.
Shorty after she drove down to visit me here just S.E. of los angeles.
Her car was still covered with ash.
I did my best to brush it off.
got a lot off.



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its abrasive so rubbing it off might not help much

it can also be pretty corrosive when combined with water depending on the makeup of the ash.

i would suggest using something like a leaf blower or compressed air hose to get a lot off before you try washing.

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Oh this isn't anything new. Its a buildup of three years up there.

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Oh this isn't anything new. Its a buildup of three years up there.
LOL, in that case you might want to try an SOS pad or steel wool....

J/K!!!!!!
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A good waxing. I hear bear ear wax is the best; just takes a lot of bear ears to do a SUV.



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