How will volcanic ash ruin a vehicle's paint job?

If snow is mixed in with volcanic ash powders in cold weather. How will a vehicle's paint job be ruined by it just laying there on the vehicle? Also, when is it okay to start the vehicle up?

Asked By: lac.attack - 3/28/2009
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As the snow melts the ash will move along the paint job and it can cause minuscule scratches. Ash can cause corrosion and may be electrically conductive and can be mildly acidic as well... More
Answered By: ver_jen - 3/28/2009
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Acid is present I believe.It attacks the paint.
Answered By: thresher - 3/28/2009
where the hell are you driving?
Answered By: syrup_maniac - 3/28/2009
Probably here in Alaska where Mt. Redoubt has been erupting for the past week. We received ash fall here in Anchorage yesterday evening up until this morning.
Answered By: Will - 3/29/2009
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