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Old 01-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Pine "Pollen" and Washing Coaches

Its that time of year in the South, when the pines spread their yuckie greenish yellow dust. Mixed with the morning dew and afternoon sun, it makes for a terrible look.

First, is it damaging immediately to paint on coaches and vehicles (acidic, in other words), and two, do you need to wash, like, weekly?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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I live in FL. We get that pollen coming up soon. To my knowledge it does not harm any paint job. My cars and MH look great whenever you wash them. It just looks bad. We can see what other people post. But I never considered that an issue in 20 years.
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This makes it an easy decision:
less time than washing it yourself and a little money

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We have four more months before we start getting pollen here. It is a pain but have not seen any other issues yet. Several years ago though DEC got call by some unknowing person, stating that some one is dumping illegal 'stuff' in one of the local lakes. turns out is way just a LOT of pollen!
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We get hit pretty bad each spring up here in April. Leave it be. A hard rain will wash it off. Does no harm to a finish, car or coach.
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Just use lots of water and car wash detergent (mild) to remove it. Dry dusting can scratch the paint.
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I washed the car today to get the pollen off. As has been said, it doesn't harm automotive paints and that's what on your painted RV too. Nor does it harm fiberglass gel coats, if you have unpainted areas.
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Thanks all....guess just live with the bad looks or get out there with the hose.
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Now that it is pollen season here in central Florida, I wash our cars weekly. Pollen doesn't hurt the paint, but it just looks bad.
The MH will be next since it has not been done since last year. I did the roof 2 days ago.
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