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Oak Tree Pollen is here again! #4708294
03/27/18 09:34 AM
03/27/18 09:34 AM
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TX-Texas
mctmatt Offline OP
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Well, just like last years post, the Oak Pollen season has begun and just like last year it is everyday and relentless especially where I work as our whole office complex and parking lot is surrounded by beautiful oak trees. If you try to go a full week without at least rinsing your car and windows off the stuff gets pretty thick. Using a detailer spray is not sufficient to the amount of pollen that can accumulate within a 24 hour period. Once the season passes then I will do a spring time detailing on the car .

Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708303
03/27/18 09:49 AM
03/27/18 09:49 AM
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Staten Island, NY
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Staten Island, NY
From December to May, forget having a clean car

It's just not gonna happen in most states

As the last colds and flu's relent, allergy season starts in full force


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708389
03/27/18 11:13 AM
03/27/18 11:13 AM
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GA
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GA
Oak tree pollen. HA!

Come to south Georgia and enjoy our multiple pine pollen seasons! grin


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708415
03/27/18 11:36 AM
03/27/18 11:36 AM
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The Old North State
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The Old North State
When it starts here it's pine pollen that is the most visible and prevalent, yellow dust. One car just back from the ATL covered. Shouldn't be long before it hits here, keeps the car washes busy. Have a very good self serv manual one locally that I frequent.

Compared to allergies here now though, a little yellow pollen to wash off is nothing. Pine not the allergy source though. Thank goodness for Kirkland Fluticasone spray now available through Amazon.

Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708432
03/27/18 11:59 AM
03/27/18 11:59 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
Yep same here, washed my truck Sat, it had a fine yellow dusting yesterday.

At least Mountain Cedar pollen season is over!


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708461
03/27/18 12:38 PM
03/27/18 12:38 PM
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TX-Texas
mctmatt Offline OP
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The Pine pollen sounds pretty bad and for those with allergies you are preaching to the choir. I think I am going to try and attack the pollen dust with ONR or ONR with wax, but man that is a lot of drying towels to clean each week.

Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708465
03/27/18 12:40 PM
03/27/18 12:40 PM
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
No pollen here. It snowed yesterday... Consider yourself lucky.


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: Pike51] #4708494
03/27/18 01:11 PM
03/27/18 01:11 PM
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Misssissippi Gulf Coast
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Misssissippi Gulf Coast
Only last two month here! Wash the car hour later cover with Pollen,

Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708567
03/27/18 02:47 PM
03/27/18 02:47 PM
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Displaced Texan in Mexico City
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Displaced Texan in Mexico City
We had a huge live Oak in our back yard and both my car and the wifes where black, during springtime it was nearly impossible to keep the cars clean, especially since black shows every little speck. I really hated that tree, but it did shade part of the house facing west, which helped somewhat in the brutal Texas summers

Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708600
03/27/18 03:40 PM
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Tree pollen is thick here as well. Itís just that time of year. The cars get coated with the stuff in no time.


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4708642
03/27/18 04:38 PM
03/27/18 04:38 PM
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Outer Banks, NC
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Outer Banks, NC
In Florida we're already past the live oak pollen season and those pesky little seed pods that find their way into every car crevice.


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4709334
03/28/18 08:56 AM
03/28/18 08:56 AM
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Posts: 250
Minnesota
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Minnesota
I would take tree pollen over road salt and brine any day of the week. At least the pollen isn't dissolving your car!


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: JoelB] #4709390
03/28/18 09:51 AM
03/28/18 09:51 AM
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TX-Texas
mctmatt Offline OP
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TX-Texas
Originally Posted By: JoelB
I would take tree pollen over road salt and brine any day of the week. At least the pollen isn't dissolving your car!


Ok this post is very true and I feel a little bad now about complaining. LOL!

Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4709589
03/28/18 12:56 PM
03/28/18 12:56 PM
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Central Virginia
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Central Virginia

Just got done washing and waxing my daily driver.


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Re: Oak Tree Pollen is here again! [Re: mctmatt] #4710073
03/28/18 09:25 PM
03/28/18 09:25 PM
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FL, USA
gregk24 Online content
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Yep. Washed the Accord this morning, already covered in the stuff.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
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2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
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