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Old 05-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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washing and waxing

I need some advice on washing and waxing.

I washed my baby the other day and noticed some small swirling in the paint and want to know what the rest of you use to wash your cars?

product and type of cloth? I have a synthetic shammy and would love to find a real one but haven't had any luck.

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Old 05-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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Microfiber wash mit, Turtle Wax ICE Car Wash, and real shamois.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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Welcome to C5!

There is a the sub-forum "Cosmetic Maintenance" - lots of information on the subject.

I'll flag the moderators to move this posting to this sub-forum.
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #4
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Old 05-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #5
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Smart Wax works real good that's what I use.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #6
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I use the two bucket wash method, one for soap and the other to rinse off the pad before I put it back into the soap bucket. I use Adam's car shampoo and a sheepskin wash pad.

Probably the single best investment I made was a cheap electric leaf blower. I use it to dry off my vehicles.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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2 Buckets - One holds car wash shampoo and the other has water with a grit guard in it
Adam's Grit Guard
Adam's Wash Pad - for top half of the car
Adam's Car Wash Shampoo
Microfiber wash mitt - for bottom half of the car
Foam Gun
Electric leaf blower to dry
Adam's Waterless Wash Waffle Towels
Adam's Detail Spray - This, along with the waffle towels help me with drying

It really depends on the method that you take to wash your car. If you are using only one wash mitt to wash your car, you most likely are putting swirls into your car.

Junkman's videos will guide you on the correct method.

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Welcome to the sickness Jeff... soon you'll be just like the rest of us, obsessing about every little intricacy of how you wash your car

Theres a ton of info here about what you need to know and rather than make blanket recommendations for our products I'll just link you to the videos and you can watch at your leisure. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!


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