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Old 01-04-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Sure, because they would have been chucking old roofing materials off the roof. The legitimate possibility existed that someone might put a little too much muscle into a throw, or that something might bounce off the edge of the dumpster, and it could end up hitting and damaging a parked car.

That's a far cry from having some sawdust settle on your car from a board that was cut 50 feet away which has no potential for damage whatsoever.


I have to wonder how often the OP calls the city asking what they're going to do about the birds.
How do you know how far away it was? Were you there?

Frankly, you sound like one of those construction people that leaves a mess instead of cleaning up after yourself.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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Sure, because they would have been chucking old roofing materials off the roof. The legitimate possibility existed that someone might put a little too much muscle into a throw, or that something might bounce off the edge of the dumpster, and it could end up hitting and damaging a parked car.

That's a far cry from having some sawdust settle on your car from a board that was cut 50 feet away which has no potential for damage whatsoever.


I have to wonder how often the OP calls the city asking what they're going to do about the birds.
A car cover isn't going to protect your car from shingles being thrown from height.

As for the OP, just give your car a good wash, but make sure you thoroughly rinse all the dust off before you start rubbing your wash mitt or letting the brushes at the car wash touch your paint. I'd also change your cabin air filter a little earlier than normal. Do those things and you'll be fine.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Here's another radical idea. Put your own cover on the car or drape an old sheet over the hood. Or, sweep the sawdust off of it with a broom. Simple. This is all temporary.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Thats nothing last week I woke up to a foot of snow on my car! Happened again two days later.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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A car cover isn't going to protect your car from shingles being thrown from height.
I agree, it's all about creating the perception of caring. The likelihood that a car cover will protect your car from that kind of debris is about the same as the likelihood that the debris will hit your car in the first place. But people will see it and rave about how conscientious the contractor is. The cost of the covers will be recouped if it earns him one extra job.

As to the OP, the likelihood that his car will be scratched by putting a cover on it is greater than the likelihood that any harm whatsoever will come of the amount of sawdust that accumulated on his car the two hours it was parked there.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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It won't hurt a thing curt.
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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Boy, I sure am glad this character isn't on an HOA board I have to deal with.
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Old Yesterday, 12:52 AM
 
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There is a remodeling project going on in the townhouse next to me and the worker has been sawing up a bunch of wood and all the dust has covered up my car entirely. What should I do? Is there a possibility of that wood dust entering my HVAC system? After washing my car should i have the blower on max with all windows down so it can get all that wood dust out of my vents and car?

All my windows were up initially when the car was covered in dust but I am concerned it might still enter my HVAC from the front bumper
Iíve worked in construction. I find a car completely covered in sawdust from a renovation in one day to be slightly over exaggerating.

How long did your car sit there?

I hope you cleaned the filter out. If not, the dust could cause thousands of dollars in damage to your head system. Especially if you drive a foreign car.
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Old Today, 01:31 PM
 
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I would sell the car immediately and ensure the incident is reported on its Carfax.
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Old Today, 01:35 PM
 
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I would sell the car immediately and ensure the incident is reported on its Carfax.
With a salvaged title. By the way OP is trolling everyone on this thread.
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