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Old 15th May 2017, 11:23   #1171
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My Jopasu has stopped picking dust in its 2nd month itself. The bristles have also gone dirt brown entirely. Is it normal? Will a wash restore the dust picking abilities?
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It is normal for the cotton to get brown or even black. You need to shake the dust out of it every time you use it
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My Jopasu has stopped .... abilities?
I have two Jopasu dusters with less than satisfying performance. Last month bought Original California Duster for new car from amazon.in. I must say that its much better till now. The label states that the dirtier it gets, better it will work for years. So, let's see. And i clean my car daily myself.
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Almost similar situation as DwarkaDelhiWala. I have 2 Jopasu Dusters and one of them has been rejuvenated twice. My California Duster reached today. I am hoping it lives up to its reputation as indicated by some fellow BHPians. Fingers crossed as I clean my BRV myself!
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Jopasu duster has been highly recommended on the forum in the past. However, of late, many Bhpians have expressed their dissatisfaction on the way it works. Here's a compilation of opinions:

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Almost similar situation as DwarkaDelhiWala. I have 2 Jopasu
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I have two Jopasu dusters with less than satisfying performance.
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My Jopasu has stopped picking dust in its 2nd month itself. The bristles have also gone dirt brown entirely.
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I also noticed a huge drop in quality. My latest duster bought 2 months ago already feels like it's giving up. It's requiring multiple sweeps to collect all the light dust
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Overall I must say I purchased this with great hopes but now I have been completely convinced that either the product QA has gone down the drain or the product was way over-hyped.
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All in all, it is time to find a suitable alternative to the Jopasu.
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There must be something seriously wrong with Jopasu QA team.
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I have noticed a complete fall in quality especially the recent one got by me from Amazon.
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quality of Jopasu has gone down.
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The quality of the recent batch of Jopasu dusters are just pathetic
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Sadly, in my case, it is no more than a broom-a car cleaning broom. The duster picked up some dust the first 2-3 times. From then on, it just pushes the dust around.
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The 2016 dusters are worse, they don't adsorb all the dust but end up pushing some dust around, even in new condition.
This is not a rant on the quality of the product but a ready reckoner of sorts for those wanting to purchase it for the first time.
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Old 16th May 2017, 13:27   #1176
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Thanks for that dailydriver. I also suspect that the duster is abrasive because I've tiny scratch marks on the paint that have no other justification.
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Jopasu duster has been highly recommended on the forum in the past. However, of late, many Bhpians have expressed their dissatisfaction on the way it works. Here's a compilation of opinions:.
Exactly the reason why I chose to replace my 7 year old Jopasu duster with the California one; got it for almost a 100 bucks less than the Jopasu too. Remains to be seen if it matches the Jopasu in effectiveness.

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Exactly the reason why I chose to replace my 7 year old Jopasu duster with the California one; got it for almost a 100 bucks less than the Jopasu too.
Right now the California duster is retailing at 823 bucks which is almost 150 bucks more than Jopasu. Plus the red strands really look yuck, I wouldn't buy that for looks at least definitely.

So there are two options for Jopasu as of now:
1) Roger Carster costing Rs 680/-
http://www.amazon.in/Roger-030704181.../dp/B01DLPBFRW

2) California duster costing rs 823.
http://www.amazon.in/Original-Califo.../dp/B0009VIQ1A

Request all the owners who used either of the above options to share their experience and rate them on functionality and re-use.
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Right now the California duster is retailing at 823 bucks which is almost 150 bucks more than Jopasu. Plus the red strands really look yuck, I wouldn't buy that for looks at least definitely.
Looks like I bought it just in time for Rs.622. I am not too worried about the colour. If my car cleaning frequency is anything to go by, it will turn brown in no time at all

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So there are two options for Jopasu as of now:
1) Roger Carster costing Rs 680/-
http://www.amazon.in/Roger-030704181.../dp/B01DLPBFRW

Request all the owners who used either of the above options to share their experience and rate them on functionality and re-use.
I am super happy with the Roger Carster

Bigger and better than the Jopasu
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From the description, it seems that Roger Carster is an MF based product as against California/ Jopasu which has baked wax on its bristles which should, theoretically, pickup more dust.
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From the description, it seems that Roger Carster is an MF based product ... ... ...
Thank you. I had not understood that properly. I'll get one soon
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Initial impressions of California Car Duster

I have been using the California Car Duster for a week now. I also have a 2 yr old Jopasu Duster, that the California was intended to replace.

Build Quality: Jopasu is much better built, no doubt about that. Its handle is specially designed to be grippy whereas the California's handle just looks like a simple pipe. Jopasu is heavier as well, although part of it may be due to the dust trapped in its strands. Jopasu also has thicker strands. Density of strands in both seems to be same. California says Made in USA on the packaging.

Packaging: Jopasu came in a nice and properly fitted zippered bag. California came in an ill-fitted pouch held by Velcro.

Dust picking ability: California seems to be at par with Jopasu when it was new. Picked up dust very effectively and quickly even though I tried it on a car with almost 1 week of dust. Also, the California seems to glide over the car's surface very smoothly, much better than how the Jopasu feels now. To be seen if such performance continues over the longer term.

Verdict: If the choice is between the 2 yr old Jopasu when it was new and this California, then Jopasu wins hands down. I haven't seen the latest Jopasu, so I won't be able to comment whether California is better, worse or on par with it. I am not going to throw away the old Jopasu now, rather I will buy a Jopasu rejuvenator for it.

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Both dusters side by side. Strands are noticeably thicker in Jopasu, and it also has a better handle:
Jopasu Car Duster - A mini review-dsc05689.jpg

Jopasu has a much sleeker looking carrying bag:
Jopasu Car Duster - A mini review-dsc05690.jpg

California has a simple velcro carrying pouch:
Jopasu Car Duster - A mini review-dsc05691.jpg

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I've had mine for nearly a week as well and though the handle IMO is better on the California, the carry case is definitely a let down in comparison to Jopasu's zippered case that completely encloses the duster.

Dusk picking ability is at par with a brand new Jopasu. Let's see how it fares in the long run..
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Have been using the Jopasu duster since 2 months now, I am mighty impressed and i would surely buy another one soon, Using it almost every day for 2 months the threads still are almost white & dirt has not stuck to it, Sweeps away the dirt in one go.

Only thing i don't like is, Even if there is a couple of drops of water on the car & if you swipe the duster over it, Threads from the duster sticks to the car, So just have to make sure the car is totally dry when using it, Even the cover for it is really nice.
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