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    Removal of Ash Deposits

    While in Monterey last week, I had the convertible top down while showing my car. There was ash in the air from a nearby fire that I could see on the exterior surface at that time. Now that the car is home, I plan to vacuum the interior followed by a wet sponge cleaning of the interior surfaces followed by a thorough exterior wash. Any comments on this approach?
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Seems like it should work. I don't think this ash (yes, I have some, too!) is as acidic as that which fell all over us in Alaska a couple of decades ago; that stuff had something in it that ate the paint! The ash in Monterey was very, very fine, in keeping with the tone of the joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch View Post
    Seems like it should work. I don't think this ash (yes, I have some, too!) is as acidic as that which fell all over us in Alaska a couple of decades ago; that stuff had something in it that ate the paint! The ash in Monterey was very, very fine, in keeping with the tone of the joint.
    I completed the cleanup process with a little help as described and all is well again. Here we are a week later and the Soberanes Fire affecting Big Sur is just now starting to be controlled by fire fighters.
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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