volcanic ash

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by 9_guy, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. 9_guy

    9_guy New Member

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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?
     
  2. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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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.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  4. 9_guy

    9_guy New Member

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

    steadyshot New Member

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    LOL, in that case you might want to try an SOS pad or steel wool....

    J/K!!!!!!;)
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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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.