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Post by Page Turner Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:30 pm

Are we particularly dusty people or do others have an ongoing battle with dust on the dashboard?

I damp dust every day but you can see more settling even as I’m doing it!  Does anyone have any hints or tips for keeping the dust down or shifting it effectively from where it’s settled?  I’m way too vanproud to adopt the Quentin Crisp mantra that it gets no worse after the first four years hugegrins
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Post by Tinwheeler Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:58 pm

I’m with Quentin Crisp in that respect. I’ll do something about it once it interferes with my ability to see the displays hugegrins
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Post by TeamRienza Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:43 pm

We don’t find it to be a problem on the dash or other commonly used areas, but the build up in less accessible (or obvious) places can be.
An area of particular build up is on surfaces under the swivel seats and similar nooks.

We returned from 8 weeks in France and Spain in mid June. The weather had been dry for the vast majority of the time and the levels of fine dust are copious, despite trying to keep on top of it on a regular basis. Happens every year. 

I don’t know how the continentals keep on top of it. We are fortunate in the UK by comparison.

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Post by Paulmold Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:56 pm

You can buy anti-static sprays or make your own...

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Post by IanH Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:10 am

Never tried it but my father always covered the dash with a sheet of black velvet. Stopped all internal reflections and, one assumes, kept the dust at bay too??
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Post by Page Turner Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:20 am

Wow Paul that’s a cracking recipe.  I’m not convinced it will do a lot for the dust aspect but with the lemon oil it will make the van smell fabulous anyhow so I’ll be testing it on Pog the Nuevo for sure.

Must add a couple of things to my Tesco order for tomorrow smile!
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Post by Bilbobaggins Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:42 am

I use Autoglym interior shampoo on all our vehicles, leaves a slightly Matt finish. Do still need to dust occasionally but a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth between valets is all that is needed.

Van is worse than cars as most of us won't disrobe in cars

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Post by rogerblack Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:48 am

I take the grilles off the heater/fresh air vents to access the inlet areas and give them all a good vacuuming then wipe clean. 

Also if you have an air intake /pollen filter make sure that is replaced regularly.

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Post by breakaleg Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:02 pm

Not just me then, never had a van attract so much dust.

I sprayed some furniture polish onto a duster and gave it a wipe over and although it dose come back, it takes ages to do so.
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Post by Angleseygirl Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:15 am

I have been blaming it on the dogs but clearly it’s not just a problem for me! At least most of you won’t have the doggy slobber windows though……
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Post by groundhog Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:04 am

Dusty Dash..... sounds like some kind of porn star confused3

We are pedantic about keeping our van immaculate inside and out, you take your shoes off before you get in. Oddly though dusty dash syndrome is not something we have encountered in Cornwall, maybe the air is cleaner down here. (Except the bit where TW lives of course lol4 )
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Post by IanH Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:06 am

Probably because someone has already sold all the dust to tourists hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins
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Post by Tinwheeler Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:19 am

groundhog wrote:Dusty Dash..... sounds like some kind of porn star confused3

We are pedantic about keeping our van immaculate inside and out, you take your shoes off before you get in. Oddly though dusty dash syndrome is not something we have encountered in Cornwall, maybe the air is cleaner down here. (Except the bit where TW lives of course lol4 )
Pah, we only get the white dust when the wind's from the SE and the milling is in progress and that’s not often.
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Post by Dave 418 Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:48 pm

Last time we were in Australia I noticed a lot of vehicles including hired motorhomes with a carpet like mat on the top of the dash board. Apparently it’s to cut down glare but it would solve the problem of dust collecting. You could take it out occasionally and shake the dust off it. think_smiley_46
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