Stop Rinsing Your Car
It may seem beneficial at first a squirt of the water nozzle and wallah the pollen is gone, off of your cars paint! NOT SO! The truth is while it is no longer visible on the surface, pollen contains acids that help pollinate our flowers. I am not a botanist, so I think it works something like that. Anyway, the problem is water and ra
in activate those acids and over time it can etch the paint, or at the very least eat away at any protective coatings on the paint.
Then wouldn't washing hurt my paint? Not necessarily because the car wash-shampoo will strip the acid from the surface during the wash process; however, rinsing the pollen and leaving it on the surface to dwell can cause more damage over time.
What if I don't have time to wash my car, what should I do? There is little evidence that (dry) pollen sitting on the surface will cause any damage. It could potentially scratch the paint if its rubbed. The best thing to do is to keep it washed frequently. If you are in the Atlanta area Andrew's Auto Care can help you with that. We are currently offering a pollen special for $39 we will come out and provide an exterior only hand wash.
Andrew's Auto Care Based in Woodstock, GA provides Automotive, Motorcycle, Marine and RV detailing at the customers location.