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This is a discussion on wash car with??? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I was just wondering what most of you wash your car with. I dont mean car wash or whatever Imean ...

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    wash car with???

    I was just wondering what most of you wash your car with. I dont mean car wash or whatever Imean ... spomge, tee-shirt , special thingy.. I use a kinda old tee-shirt ...

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    I just got a soft car wash mitt

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    guess it would be truck wash technically

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    I bought a micro-fiber wash mit for the carwashes. Also use tropicare soap.

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    an old t-shirt to wash your car? uhhhhh

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    Soft Mitt and Turtle wax car wash.

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    A good old $.97 car wash sponge from Walmart. Works very well I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastien View Post
    an old t-shirt to wash your car? uhhhhh
    well not a old tee-shirt per-say... We get t-shirt material at where I work.... I have used some of the sponges and can see swirl marks after the wash ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!! View Post
    I just got a soft car wash mitt

    The best way to go--I think

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    Meguiars micro fiber sponge. Mothers california gold car soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!! View Post
    I just got a soft car wash mitt

    Yep......You can find good one's around fairly cheap ( 2 - 4 bucks ) so it won't break the bank if you have to buy a few a year.....

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    I use a sponge with cloth over it for the car and the bike.
    I use Brillo pads for the white walls on the bike

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    I know a lot of you guys clay-bar .. Is that something you do like once a year or evey other wash or what ??

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    I slide my hand on my car when soap is on the car and if feels bumpy then its time to clay. But i try and do it once every 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001somws6 View Post
    I slide my hand on my car when soap is on the car and if feels bumpy then its time to clay. But i try and do it once every 3 months.

    Is your car a daily driver ??? I find that once or twice a year is usually enough...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001somws6 View Post
    Meguiars micro fiber sponge. Mothers california gold car soap.
    That is what I use also. Works good

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Is your car a daily driver ??? I find that once or twice a year is usually enough...?
    Yep daily driver and sits out side 247 with no cover.

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    100% cotton wash mit. Haven't bought into the whole microfiber thing yet. Never a tshirt or sponge... just smearing the dirt around on the surface. Might as well get that sandpaper s99TA uses.

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    The most common used tool to wash your car with is a Sheepskin Wash Mitt, but in my opinion the very best thing to use is a Natural Sea Sponge.
    I just woudn't use any sponge. Washing your car is critical, that's when most of us introduce swirl marks to the paint.
    You should use the two-bucket method. One bucket you have car wash soap, and the other bucket with plain clean water. As you use your soap soaked wash mitt, you rinse it in the bucket with water before you dip back into the soap water, that way you keep bebris out.
    Clay bar is optional, use it if it's needed.
    I use one wash mitt to do the hood, roof, and trunk, and another one to do the lower part of the car.
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 12-12-2006 at 07:22 PM.

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