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What do you use to wash and dry?

This is a discussion on What do you use to wash and dry? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by Sarge91 I got some of those for Xmas, they look like they will scratch the car.. so ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    I got some of those for Xmas, they look like they will scratch the car.. so im going to use it for the engine bay.. and a feet wipe.
    Good I got one kit for xmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango View Post
    Good I got one kit for xmas
    I just tried them too and I couldnt believe they really do work like in the commercial. My paint will probably never see them though.

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    Zaino wash soap, microfiber towel. To dry, I use an absorber, followed by a cotton towel, finally a fresh coat of z-6.

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    absorber=swirls in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    absorber=swirls in my experience.
    i think anything you use can cause swirls if you rub the wrong way. I have used the absorber for over 10 years and never seen it cause swirl marks. When I dry though I make sure all the water is rung out of it and I lay it on the paint. Let is soak up the water well and then lift it up, no rubbing. Its usually dry but if I need to I will follow up with a microfiber very lightly.....I personally like the absorber a lot but am always open to new techniques or products...I think one of the problems that people have is that they think pushing harder dries better. Kinda the same thing with brushing your teeth....brushing them harder to get them "cleaner" is actually worse then brushing them softer and using better technique to remove the crap on your teeth....just my thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    i think anything you use can cause swirls if you rub the wrong way. I have used the absorber for over 10 years and never seen it cause swirl marks. When I dry though I make sure all the water is rung out of it and I lay it on the paint. Let is soak up the water well and then lift it up, no rubbing. Its usually dry but if I need to I will follow up with a microfiber very lightly.....I personally like the absorber a lot but am always open to new techniques or products...I think one of the problems that people have is that they think pushing harder dries better. Kinda the same thing with brushing your teeth....brushing them harder to get them "cleaner" is actually worse then brushing them softer and using better technique to remove the crap on your teeth....just my thoughts
    Though I never tried a Absorber and don't think I will.... this guy does make perfect sense..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Sometimes it's not what you use but how you use it........
    had a girl tell me this once.... i called her a liar... and replied with "it may be the motion of the ocean and not the size of the ship, but it takes for fucking ever to get to england in a rowboat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    it takes for fucking ever to get to england in a rowboat...
    At least you won't be all swirled up........

    Always a smile with you suede.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    At least you won't be all swirled up........

    Always a smile with you suede.......
    ill just keep sailing the titanic, and say F the motion of the ocean, hop on top and do like a good girl should....

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    ill just keep sailing the titanic, and say F the motion of the ocean, hop on top and do like a good girl should....

    See thats what i mean............

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    See thats what i mean............

    You can always make me laugh....


    KahanaReef may be the mom you never had BUT I'm the step-dad and that can't be good............

    You're alright kid........


    You did KahanaReef......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28importslayer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierSS02 View Post
    I like to use the "do-it-yourself" booths at the local car wash so I dont have to touch the car at all. Then my preferred method of drying involves the highway (on ramp is like 200 ft from the car wash) and ~120 mph. Does the trick every time.

    Never works for me, always water spots dried on.

    I think when i buy my house i'll get the leaf blower then use some kind of detailer. Maybe that zaino stuff with a microfiber. That shouldn't leave any streaks or water spots or scratches.
    Last edited by allbaugh_04; 01-21-2009 at 05:37 PM.

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    Leaf blowers are a bit awkward to use , Heres a great tip I use, If you have a shop Vac that you can attach the hose to the blower side it works GREAT much easyer to use and dose a better job. ZERO spots. Also try a soft brush with a long handle on it, like a boom stick I think its faster and works better .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    When I dry though I make sure all the water is rung out of it and I lay it on the paint. Let is soak up the water well and then lift it up, no rubbing. Its usually dry but if I need to I will follow up with a microfiber very lightly.....
    Exactly my technique. I think the Zaino wash soap has alot to do with keeping the spots off. Also, my outdoor faucets are hooked up the the water softener, some aren't.

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    I tried Zaino wash soap-didn't like it. Couldn't get enough sud's.

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    This should privide swirl free results and the best wash... http://www.autogeek.net/exterior.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by WetSpot View Post
    Leaf blowers are a bit awkward to use , Heres a great tip I use, If you have a shop Vac that you can attach the hose to the blower side it works GREAT much easyer to use and dose a better job. ZERO spots. Also try a soft brush with a long handle on it, like a boom stick I think its faster and works better .


    I'm going to try using my shop vac, in the past I've used my compressor.

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    what is the best stuff to get in a store??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99TransAmSLP View Post
    what is the best stuff to get in a store??
    turtle wax....

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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    turtle wax....
    He asked for the best, not the worst

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