How to Clean Pollen Off Your Car
With the arrival of warm weather comes the problem of pollen for car owners. Pollen might seem harmless to you but the truth is it can damage your car paint. Here are some tips for cleaning pollen off your car.
Precautions to Take
Unlike bird droppings, you can clean pollen off your car easily. Avoid following any harsh cleaning methods that could damage the paint.
Things You Will Need
- Water hose
- Quick spray detailer
- Cotton towel
- Microfiber towel
Steps to Cleaning Pollen off Your Car
- You need to get rid of the pollen from the car’s surface by spraying it with water. Start with the roof and continue to spray water until all pollen is gone. After cleaning the roof, clean the windshield, rear window, and windows. Continue to spray water on one surface area until all pollen is washed off. Don’t start cleaning other areas until you are completely done with one surface area.
- Let your car dry naturally. If you don’t want to wait, you can use a cotton towel to wipe the car dry.
- After drying the car surface, use the quick detailer and spray it on the car’s surface. Concentrate on one body panel at a time. Wipe off the quick detailer with a microfiber cloth. This will remove any remnants of pollen from the car’s surface and make the surface sparkling clean.
Warning: Never use a duster or thick cloth to remove pollen as it will scratch your car’s surface.
Make it a point to wash your car after a few days after removing the pollen. You can start the normal car wash routine after pollen season ends. After the end of pollen season, you can wash the car and apply a protective wax coat.
Now that you have learned a detailed way to clean pollen off your car, you need to take some preventive measures to ensure the car is free from pollen.
Keep Your Car Indoors
Pollen is less likely to settle on a car that is always moving. If you don’t use your car regularly, make sure it is parked indoors. If you park it outside, pollen will accumulate on the car just like snow and you have to wash your car often to get rid of the pollen. Keeping your car in a garage or under a roof will reduce the necessity of cleaning pollen off the car. Pollen season only lasts a few months and you don’t have to worry about it after.
Apply A Wax Coat to Your Car
Though a wax coat will make washing pollen off bit difficult, it will also reduce the chances of pollen damaging your car’s paint. Make sure the wax coat is applied to every painted surface of the car.
Pollen can damage paint of your car. A little bit of care can protect your car from the harmful effects of pollen and keep it shining.