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View Poll Results: What does everyone use to wash their cars with?
Sponge 162 25.55%
Natural Sea Sponge 10 1.58%
Wash Mitt 214 33.75%
Microfiber Mitt 155 24.45%
Towel 69 10.88%
Brush 72 11.36%
Other(Please List) 57 8.99%
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:59 PM   #161
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I use a microfiber mit and then waffle weave microfiber drying cloth.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #162
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I've been working at a dealership since spring, so it's been a lot of CarCraft products, and 3M body shop waxes/polishes. OH and "... Breast milk from a Cambodian immigrant; I only use the finest of breast milks"!
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:56 PM   #163
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So what is the relative grit level of the breast milk? I assume it is a polish. Have you tried it on swirl marks?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:52 PM   #164
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So what is the relative grit level of the breast milk? I assume it is a polish. Have you tried it on swirl marks?
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Good, assimilated breast milks are about 2500, right "off-the-boat" it's got a pretty aggressive cut, though!
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #165
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I answered microfiber mitt but really it is a big fuzzy mop thing made of microfiber, not the smoother kind used for drying - I read that the mop-fuzz type is less likely to scratch:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/CAR_WASH..._p/mic_493.htm
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #166
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I use a microfibre towel that has a couple hundred "fingers" that are covered in microfiber. To avoid swirl from particles caught in it, I first hit the dry mit numerous times to try to knock them out of the mit. Then, I spray it off with a high speed water jet, while holding it, so it doesnt pick up more particles laying somewhere. I will then spray off the car with the high speed water jet to try and remove the particles on the car, so I dont pick them up and swirl them around with the mit. Pretty obvious stuff, I know, but I used the same mit and technique on my BLACK 06 stang, and saw no swirling. The two bucket technique is also a must to prevent swirls, but even then, if something gets in the mit while its wet, ur done, all you can do is spray it off for a few minutes and hope. Or just buy a candy blue metallic focus, and it wont be so noticeable.

In the winter, I use a touchless wash a couple blocks away, then drive home, and dry it in the garage...the wheels are a pain for break dust in the winter tho, and I still have to get out there with a sponge/brush to really get it off...
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #167
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I use one of those long handle soft bristle brushes and Turtle wax soap to wash my car. When I wax her, I prefer California Mother's Gold paste wax. I do my best to keep her looking good, but it still has it's share of nicks and dings.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #168
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I'm gonna make use of my pops pressure washer and foam lance. Rinse first with just power washer (wide spray, 4 feet away), foam it up, rinse again then scrub with my MF mitt. Marring is no bueno
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #169
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All we have in the Adi`s and the Green mountains is rock sal t and odd sand. Eats away at the under carriage. SO what I do is sand blast the chasis and paint them with oxygen barrier primer and paint. Keeps the rust ou.xD
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #170
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i own a auto detailing business and i do the two bucket method i use morthers polishs and waxs too.
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