How to Clean Pollen Off Your Car
Spring comes with a lot of good, but it also coats your car in pollen. If you find pollen accumulating on your car, you should not ignore it. You need to take the right steps to clean this yellow film off your car. Here is the correct way to clean pollen off your car.
What Not To Do
You should never try to wipe off the pollen off your car with a dry cloth. This will scrape the pollen against the paint of your car and leave tiny scratches. The best way to remove pollen is with a hose and a pressure nozzle. Make sure to avoid harsh detergents when you go to wash your car off.
Things You Will Need
You will need a few things to clean pollen off your car without damaging the paint:
· Pressure Nozzle
· Cotton Cloth
· Microfiber Cloth
· Quick Detailer Spray
Steps to Wash the Pollen off Your Car
1. Attach the pressure nozzle to your hose and rinse your car with water. This will only remove the dried pollen from your car, and will not remove all of the pollen. There are still more steps to take to fully remove the pollen from your car.
2. Focus on one body panel at a time. Don’t move all along the car at once, work in sections. It’s a good idea to start from the top and then move on to the windshields, the windows, and other body panels.
3. After hosing down the car thoroughly, it’s time to dry it. You can use a clean soft cotton cloth to wipe the car down.
4. Auto experts recommend using a quick detailer spray after a car wash. The quick detailer spray removes stubborn dirt and smudges from the car’s surface and makes it sparkling clean. Spray the quick detailer fluid onto a microfiber cloth to apply it to your vehicle.
After Car Wash
Before the pollen storm arrives, consider applying wax to the car’s surface. It won’t make your car immune to pollen, but it can provide a protective layer to the car’s paint. After waxing and washing your car, make sure to park inside.
How Often Should You Wash Your Car During Pollen Season?
If you live in a city, washing your car once a week is enough to prevent pollen damage. If you live in a rural area with a large number of coniferous trees, you should wash your car at least two times a week.
Leaving pollen on the car is not a good idea, but trying to clean the pollen off incorrectly can be even worse. Follow these instructions to get rid of pollen from your car’s body without damaging the paint.