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The Original California™ Duster

A gentle and effective cleaning tool for paint surfaces, this legend in car detailing has history behind it.

1989 was a good year. “Field of Dreams” and “Batman” were playing in movie theaters, Pontiac came out with the 20th anniversary edition of the Trans Am, and a small company in California was about to change the way we remove dust and dirt from surfaces. That company is The California Car Duster Company, and the product that became the “cult classic” in the auto world was The Original California Car Duster. Suddenly car enthusiasts everywhere were doing away with chemical cleaners, and switching to this duster, that eliminated dust and dirt the without scratching the surface. There is no need to talk about this product in past tense though. People are still flocking to our site to buy this revolutionary dusting tool. They join thousands of pleased customers who have cut cleaning time and eliminated the risk of doing damage to their car, truck, or boat by using imitations.

We’ve highlighted just a few of the many features of The Original California Car Duster. Also check the Q & A section with Max to read more about how this product works:

Wax On, Dust Off. The process used to make this product different from other dusters is unique and exceptional. Paraffin wax is coated onto the 100% cotton strands of the mop head, which makes dust, dirt, pollen, and lint stick within the strands. Instead of just moving these particles around, you are actually lifting and removing them. To clean the duster and prepare it for another use, simply shake the mop head and you’re ready to go.

Exclusive Wax-treated strands LIFT dust for a safe clean!

Speed and Efficiency. Sometimes you are on the go and don’t have time to detail your car as thoroughly as you would like. This product is great for such instances, as you will be able to quickly run the duster over the surface, and watch particles magically lifted and removed. Your car will be left with a polished look that will make people think you spent hours bringing out the glistening shine and luster. This will also help reduce the number of car washings, which once again, will save you time and money. Considered a necessity in the Southern States, The Original California Car Duster is the best duster for picking up pollen that accumulates on vehicles.

Classic style sets it apart. There is nothing cheap about the way this duster is manufactured. From the natural, turned wood handle to the quality cotton strands within the mop head, this product is a tour de force in dusting. The handle is a generous 26” long, and once you hold it you will understand why we call this product a legend. It allows for a strong grip, yet places little stress on hands or arms. The durable mop head is overstuffed with thick, cotton strands that pick up anything that comes their way. Together these materials make dusting effective and enjoyable.

No Scratches or Damage. Other duster companies use harsh chemicals on their mop heads and rags. Sometimes you don’t realize the damage these can do to your car’s surface until you’ve already used them. Why take that risk? The Original California Duster is safe and non-abrasive, as the cotton threads are soft and gentle on all surfaces. You will also save time and money without having the need to replace mop heads or other parts. This product is safe on all surfaces, and we recommend it for clear coat finishes.

Compact and Lightweight. The Original California Duster fits easily into the trunk of your car, and can be stored in the carrying case provided. It is truly effortless to clean your car’s surface, as the duster is lightweight and easy to hold.

Versatility. We’ve mentioned cars, trucks, and boats that benefit from using The Original California Car Duster. It also is a useful household dusting tool. Our customers use their dusters in the garage to clean machinery and shelving. Indoor uses include furniture, window treatments, and appliances.

Max is an avid fan of The Original California Car Duster, so he was thrilled to be able to answer a few questions about this remarkable product:

Q: I have tried everything to remove dust from my car, but it takes so long and all I end up doing is just moving the dust around. Does this product really work different than others I have tried?

Max: Once you try this duster for the first time, you will never purchase another dusting rag or chemical cleaner again. The process couldn’t get an easier.

Simply run the mophead over the surface and you are finished. Shake it out and its ready to go again!

Q: Doesn’t California Car Duster Company make a bunch of products like the Original?

Max: They sure do. This product was such a hit, that they soon developed different sizes of dusters to take care of both indoor and outdoor needs. These products include The Mini Dash Duster and The Super Floor Duster.

Q: Is the handle really comfortable to hold?

Max: It is one of the features that makes cleaning a joy rather than a task. It is a classy wood handle that fits comfortably in your hand. There is no pressure or stress from holding it.

For exterior cleaning and interior cleaning, you may want to consider our California Duster Combo, which includes The Original California Duster and The Original California Dash Duster.

Care and Cleaning: The California Car Dusters work best when they’re dirty. Just shake them out before and after each use. Should your duster ever become so dirty that it requires an actual cleaning, just wash it in cold water with a mild detergent (like Woolite) and let it air dry.

G. Zoller,Cary, NC. Offering top quality products, large selection, quick delivery, and helpful customer service, I will gladly return to AutoGeek-Car Care and recommend you give them a try!

The Original California™ Duster

Our Price: $24.99
Item ID: CD-005
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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Rayleen Myers
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I saw an elderly neighbor woman using one of these on her car. I went to an outdoor market and saw a booth selling these. I haven't "washed" my car in almost two years. I went back and bought the dash cleaner and use it to dust inside my house and clean my cleaning fans. Absolutely amazing.
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My Other (cheaper) duster required spray detailer after each use in an attempt to remove all of the dust. This left a hazy film and swirls which has been eliminated with The Original California Duster. For a few more dollars, this duster is a huge labor saver and produces markedly better results and the spray detailer is now much more effective

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July 18, 2016
I was very impressed with this product. Wipe car down with the mop and you have a beautiful shine. Don't need to wash car as often either.
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Duster is a life saver
July 3, 2016
We live on a very dusty road in Santa Fe, NM and every time we drove on the road in front of our house our car was covered in dust. Thanks to the CA Duster we can now have a car that looks much cleaner. It works great!

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April 27, 2016
Still getting used to it.....First use left no streaking....Overall I think it will be a great time saver for prep before applying "detail spray".
Quick way to pull away light dust and pollen.
Left some streaks and smudges (first time)....This could be "user in-experience"

Bill Fields
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Great Product
May 6, 2015
I use the duster as the final touch up on the car. It keeps the car very nice and makes the car look like it has been detailed!!
The duster works as advertised. I like the storage bag that it comes in.

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I use it all the time!
May 1, 2015
I couldn't do without this! I am VERY particular about scratches on the clearcoat, and was skeptical at first, but this thing DOES NOT SCRATCH the paint. It removes dry-deposited dust, and even light wet-deposited dirt (once dried), and has saved me many car and motorcycle washes. I shake it out frequently while dusting to minimize the chance of scratching. The only trick is to avoid wax streaks. For this, be sure to follow the conditioning instructions to remove excess wax, and never dust a hot car. I now own 4 of these (2 original, and 2 smaller versions), an use them on everything: cars, bikes, furniture, computers...
- cleans dust and light dirt off car quickly - doesn't scratch - inexpensive
- may leave wax streaks if car is too hot

steve curry
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Enjoyed item from the first use
November 19, 2014
Save time and energy

5 Stars
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Try it .... you will definitely like it !
September 29, 2014
This is a handy little item, especially with the drought in California .... keeps the dust down between car washes and saves precious water !

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I saw my neighbor using the Duster on his Corvette. After speaking with him, I decided to purchase it since I had just acquired a new Mercedes which was black in color and a dust magnet. The Duster is an excellent product. It removes the dust from my vehicle and does not leave any streaks or residue.
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July 23, 2014
After thirteen years, my first Original California Duster had finally had enough and stopped picking up the dust. This second one that I just purchased is not near as full or thick as the first one, and it is leaving red lint behind. I'm not as impressed with this one as I was with the first but, it is picking up the dust without scratching the paint.
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I have had one since 2008 for my muscle car and I wanted another duster for a new car I bought. The auto store did not have the California duster, so I purchased the brand they had. This other brand did not work well at all and I knew I had to purchase another The Original California Duster. I threw out the other brand duster.
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Worth every penny. I bought my 1st California Duster when they originally came out in the late 80's. Still have it and use it regularly, I have bought several more for relatives and friends as gifts. I can't say enough good things about the California Duster, it's amazing. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple extra bucks and buy the original California Duster, don't mess with the Knock Offs
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May 30, 2014
I have not used mine yet........however I saw several being used at a recent car show and I am sure mine too will work great.

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April 21, 2012
I've had mine for almost a decade. I used it on my dark blue F150and now on my Sport Red Metallic G8. When it gets dirty and doesn't seem to work well I clean it with Woolite let it dry a day or two and I'm back in business. Just like the waterless washes I use this product used correctly does NOT scratch the finish.

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I have not washed my truck in 7 months. I wipe it down 2-3 times a week and it looks like I just washed and waxed it. I am going to get one for all my children

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There is no other duster on the market that can come close to performing like the CA Duster.

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November 22, 2009
I own one and will say this. Many people hate this thing, because it scratches their paint. The answer is them, not the product. It is designed with wax to lift light dust and dirt from the car without scratching. The problem is, most people take it, plop it down on the paint and more or less scrub their paint with it. Well no wonder you have scratches. I have a dark blue metallic paint, something that shows scratches and swirls just as bad a black. I have been using a CA duster since May without any issues and no scratching. It is because I lightly allow the threads of the duster to connect with the car and lift and remove the dust. I have done a lot of concourse car events and this is a must for keeping the car looking good over the course of the day. Just be gentle with how you wipe the car down and let the product work as it was designed to. One thing I did not note above. After each section of the car, make sure to shake out the duster from any dust collected that is still loose and also you can hit it across your hand to sort of beat any deeper dirt/dust that is inside. The threads will get dirty, but don't worry about that, it really has no impact on the effectiveness of the item. When it gets too dirty or no longer is removing dust any longer, time to get a new one. Mine is 7 months old and works as good as it did when it was new.

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May 29, 2009
I had bought my California Duster about 12 years ago after a suggestion from a friend. Well I can tell you that it has worked great through the many cars I have owned. It now stands ready to dust my 09 STI. It has just had it's first washing as you can imagine it was quite dirty after years of service. It almost looks new again, but more important, IT STILL WORKS GREAT. Make sure to wash it in COLD water, and AIR dry, as not to affect the paraffin coating. I look forward to many more years of Service from my "California Duster"

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Still have the original
April 25, 2007
Still have my original wooden handled one for years...just dont leave it in the trunk of a hot car...

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Waxing +buffing
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Nothing really needs to be said about the Cal. Car Duster that has not already been said this is a great product for daily dusting of your vehicle without fear of marring or scratching as long as you do not have any heavy dirt. Great for spring time when the air is loaded with pollen. I use mine daily and during the summer months i can go up to a month between washing by using the Duster and some QD.