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Old 17th February 2016, 15:48   #1021
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I think there is a competitor, perhaps mentioned a bit earlier in the thread. It is not cotton, like the Jopasu, but made from our favourite textile: microfibre. The only problem is that it is more expensive!
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Hopefully, I am about to become a car owner again very soon.

Had thought that my then-new Jopasu duster was spoilt/lost in the December flood, but am happy to say that I have found it today, and somehow it escaped the dirty waters and is fine.
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Hopefully, I am about to become a car owner again very soon.

Had thought that my then-new Jopasu duster was spoilt/lost in the December flood, but am happy to say that I have found it today, and somehow it escaped the dirty waters and is fine.
Best wishes for your new car.
I knew the flood situation was bad, but I didn't imagine it was this bad that you lost so many things.
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Old 24th February 2016, 21:10   #1024
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Well, here is some good news: I am now the proud owner of a new-to-me VW Polo GT TDI 1.6 diesel car, and I have found my then-new Jopasu duster was not spoilt by flood water.

Yes, Prowler, we lost a lot, not least... the car itself.
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Congratulations Thad. May be in the next meet we will see your new ride - Das Auto.
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....proud owner of a new-to-me VW Polo GT TDI 1.6 diesel car......
Congratulations!

Takes a lot of fortitude to choose a great product (and out of production too so it's rare, beat that!) backed up by shoddy service instead of an average product with good service, esp. after what happened.

You'll drive for fun and need to 'tolerate' the A.S.S. experience, rather than the other way round the majority prefers.

Did you get it in the same blue shade as your previous 1.6?

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Did you get it in the same blue shade as your previous 1.6?
This car was only made in red, black, and white. It's black. Would not have been my choice, but that is what was available. True, it does look very smart. Just not my favourite. But red would be worse.

I feel that the company let me down, but experience of Sundaram in White's Road, Chennai, for service, paint (including a couple of free touch-ups) and warranty niggles has actually not been bad. This car comes with another two years of extended under its belt, so I'm stuck with the dealer experience anyway. Down the line, I'll be going to Ignite.
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This car was only made in red, black, and white. It's black.
Ah, I obviously don't know my VWs well.

Bummer you didn't have more color options, but if you aren't one for nostalgic value, black is smart. I hope you aren't a detailing fanatic or your local 3M outlet is in for a hefty windfall

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I feel that the company let me down, but experience of Sundaram in White's Road, Chennai, for service, paint (including a couple of free touch-ups) and warranty niggles has actually not been bad. This car comes with another two years of extended under its belt, so I'm stuck with the dealer experience anyway. Down the line, I'll be going to Ignite.
Here's hoping your second innings with VW charts a happy course!

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I have got mine today, but wonder why there is no single branding on the duster anywhere.
Is it the case with you all?
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If I remember correctly, the cover it comes with says "Jopasu" on it.
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Any deals on the duster? Looking to buy one today. The cost just keeps going and going!
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Any deals on the duster? Looking to buy one today. The cost just keeps going and going!
Paytm has an offer at 509/- after 170 wallet cashback. Yes, the prices kept increasing.
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I'm not sure which, but it's the 2nd or 3rd wash of the Jopasu duster and the strands are already showing signs of fraying and splitting. I get typically 5-6 wipes between washes, so about 1 wash a month ( I have 2 units ). There's no sign of the spray wax yet. So it looks like the duster will need replacement after 3-4 months. Add to that the amount of water needed to wash the duster itself (and the bathroom floor), it's less convenient than I initially estimated.
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I'm not sure which, but it's the 2nd or 3rd wash of the Jopasu duster and the strands are already showing signs of fraying and splitting. I get typically 5-6 wipes between washes, so about 1 wash a month ( I have 2 units ). There's no sign of the spray wax yet. So it looks like the duster will need replacement after 3-4 months. Add to that the amount of water needed to wash the duster itself (and the bathroom floor), it's less convenient than I initially estimated.
Sorry but I think you should have read about the way to use the Jopasu duster before using one.

The duster does NOT need a wash after every 5-6 wipes. That is NOT the way to use it. Please go through some earlier posts here to be clear.
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The duster does NOT need a wash after every 5-6 wipes. That is NOT the way to use it.
Absolutely. It may be very unintuitive, but the fact that it looks filthy does not mean that it needs washing! Shake the dust out, but only move on to the next stage when it stops picking up dust. For me, I kept one for years, and, rather than wash it I thought I might as well buy new.

By the way: I had this idea today ...

Use the old brush for brushing dust off the car cover; keep the new brush for the car itself.

I am going to buy one of these: AutoStark Microfiber Duster Washable For Dry / Wet Cleaning [Amazon] for wet cleaning.

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