How to Clean Pollen Off Your Car

How to Clean Pollen Off Your Car

In early spring, trees release a copious amount of pollen and a large amount of pollen settles everywhere, including the surface of your car. Due to its structure, pollen can cause damage to the paint and you need to follow the right procedure to clean pollen off your car. Here are some tips for removing pollen.

What You Should NOT Do

You should never try to brush off the pollen with a duster or use a dry or wet cloth to wipe off the pollen from your car’s surface. That will only cause damage to the paint. According to car experts, washing the car with water is the best way to get rid of pollen.

The Right Way to Clean Pollen off Your Car

You will need a few things to wash the pollen off your car:

  • Water Hose

  • Cotton cloth

  • Microfiber cloth

  • Detailer spray

  1. Attach a nozzle to your water hose for extra water pressure to get the pollen off. If your car was waxed, you may have to put in extra effort to remove the pollen off the car’s surface.

  2. While spraying water to remove pollen, concentrate on one body panel at a time. You can start by cleaning the roof and then move to clean other surfaces like the windows and side panels.

  3. After you have washed off the pollen from car’s body, let it dry. Alternatively, you can also wipe the car dry with a cotton cloth.

  4. Take the detailer spray and spray the car’s surface. Treat one surface at a time with the spray. After spraying the detailer fluid, use a microfiber cloth to clean the detailer spray fluid. Using a detailer spray is recommended as it gets rid of dirt and smudges and also gives added protection to the paint of your car.

After Washing

After cleaning off the pollen, you need to apply a wax coat to your car for added protection. Though wax coat will not prevent pollen from accumulating on your car’s body, it will definitely provide added protection to your car paint while washing off the pollen from your car’s body next time.

How Often You Should Wash Your Car During Pollen Season?

There is no right answer to this question and it depends on many factors. For example, if you live in an area with a large number of coniferous trees, you may need to wash your car at least two times a week. For city dwellers, washing your car once a week is enough to get rid of pollen and protect the car paint from pollen damage.

Pollen season lasts only a few months but you should regularly clean pollen off your car to protect its paint and finish. After the pollen season is over, you can follow the normal car wash routine that is right for that season.