Lime dust from construction covers hundreds of cars
Local detailing shops in a city in Pennsylvania are experiencing a high influx of customers after hundreds of vehicles got covered in lime dust near a construction site.
A construction company working on the renovations at Knoch High School in Saxonburg used lime to test the stability of the ground. Lime dust spread over two parking lots covering hundreds of cars, many of them owned by students.
Local news channel WPXI spoke to Zach Davis, who owns a car detailing business called To The Limit Motorsportz. “We’ve actually brought in people to work a little bit of overtime to accommodate all the people,” he said.
So far, his shop has managed to clean 16 vehicles. But his agenda is completely filled up while calls are still coming in.
What looked initially just like dust on the car turned out to be very hard to clean after it came in contact with some rain. The lime dust left a white residue that easily scratches the paint when you try to take it off with water. Using diluted vinegar is a better idea, Davis says. But it takes an expert like him to fully remove the residue.
According to the school about 300 vehicles have been impacted. The spokesman added that the construction company has been great and is asking people to turn in their receipts. The cost for this kind of detailing is $300 and up.