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Old 05-02-2013, 09:49 PM
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Hey everyone, so tomorrow I don't go into work till later in the day so I was going to go get some new supplies and wash my Monte. My question is, what kind of mitt do you guys prefer? or do you guys even use a mitt? There are a ton of different kinds to choose from such as chennile mitts, lambs wool mitts, sheep skin mitts. When it comes to washing your car, what do you prefer to use? Also what kind of soap do you guys prefer, and does the type of soap really even matter? I have been using Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner which I like, but I'm down to try other stuff.
 
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I have 2 chenilli from harbor freight, use them with 2 bucket wash system with grit guards and chemical guys citrus wash n gloss, or for rinseless option i use 10-12 high quality microfibers and optium no rinse, car wash soap does depend on what you are doing, but for regular washes Megs gold class is fine
 
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:31 AM
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I use a couple of Carrand chenille microfiber mitts - one for the body/glass and one for the wheels. A stiff bristle brush is used to clean the tires/wheel wells and a soft bristle brush is used to clean in and around the emblems/roof rail area.
 
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I use a couple Marino Wool mitts, as stated above 2 bucket system, one bucket for soap and second to rinse. Use grit guards in the bottom some when you rinse scrub the mitt on the guard to keep the contaminates off the mitt, prevents you from adding swirls in the clear. Also go with 2 mitts, I use one for above the trim line or top of wheel wells and second for below which will have most of the nasty crap on it.

Another couple options are to use a foam gun attached to a hose to make soapy suds to spray on or use a foam cannon with a pressure washer. I use the cannon and then have 2 rinse buckets. The cannon can be found here

http://http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Foam-Lance-Adjustable-Bottle/dp/B004GNZYY4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367587227&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=foam+cannon http://http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Foam-Lance-Adjustable-Bottle/dp/B004GNZYY4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367587227&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=foam+cannon

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I usually use a ultra plush wash mitt to clean a 'clean' car, anything else I use a not so plush microfiber sponge or mitt, something that won't trap dirt as much as a thick plush would. Each section I hose down the mitt/sponge to remove any dirt, dunk it in fresh water to remove the rest, then continue with soap.
 
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I like using a "lamb skin" wash mit (not the imitation stuff). I also favor a Harbor Freight wash sponge that is microfiber on one side and a non-abbrassive nylon (for bug guts) on the other side.

Also, I use wash soaps that do NOT contain wax in them.

Those who do more detailing (and detailing for a living) like Jen and Justin, even though they have products they favor, they may also be able to tell you products they don't like (and why).

I'm the guy that when I find stuff that works, I hate to switch (not broken, don't fix it).
 
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Originally Posted by RonBoySS View Post
I use a couple Marino Wool mitts, as stated above 2 bucket system, one bucket for soap and second to rinse. Use grit guards in the bottom some when you rinse scrub the mitt on the guard to keep the contaminates off the mitt, prevents you from adding swirls in the clear. Also go with 2 mitts, I use one for above the trim line or top of wheel wells and second for below which will have most of the nasty crap on it.

Another couple options are to use a foam gun attached to a hose to make soapy suds to spray on or use a foam cannon with a pressure washer. I use the cannon and then have 2 rinse buckets. The cannon can be found here

http://http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Foam-Lance-Adjustable-Bottle/dp/B004GNZYY4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367587227&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=foam+cannon

Have fun with the cleaning
A foam gun one thing missing from my arsinal but need to get a preasure washer befor i can get one for now i use this for presoaks, $12 at harbor freight,

 
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Originally Posted by Budsjlm View Post
A foam gun one thing missing from my arsinal but need to get a preasure washer befor i can get one for now i use this for presoaks, $12 at harbor freight,

That will work and much more portable than the gun and pressure washer, although the electric models work pretty good for the size......I am afraid of electricity and water personally so I have a gas model.
 
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Griot's Garage microfiber mitt.
 
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