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Old 04-12-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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When washing the car. .

I use "the absorber" to wash and dry. However, after I finish drying there are multiple light scratches on the car. Anyone else have this problem? What do all of you use to wash/dry?
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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You washed with an absorber? And you used the same absorber to then dry the car?
Correct me if I'm wrong but basically you lifted dirt away from the paint with the absober then ground it back into the paint while drying. Theres your scratches.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Never use an absorber or even worse, a chamois, to dry your car. They hold dirt and contaminents that cause those scratches. I learned the hard way too. Best way is to make sure you have a nicely waxed car, use the sheeting method to rinse, then blot dry (not wipe) with a good MF towel.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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You washed with an absorber? And you used the same absorber to then dry the car?
Correct me if I'm wrong but basically you lifted dirt away from the paint with the absober then ground it back into the paint while drying. Theres your scratches.
No. I have one I use to wash and I use a separate one I only use to dry.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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Wash with a clean wash mit.
Rinse A LOT
California water blade
Leaf blower
Micro fiber towel with quick detailer.

Only thing I use an absorber for is wheels and jams. Seperate one for each and they're gross!

Not a scratch on my car from washing.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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Two bucket wash, one for cleaning the microfiber/mit, and the second to apply the clean, soapy water. Wash top down, front to back, and don't be lazy and cheat. The majority of your contaminants that cause scratches are going to be on the lower and rear portions of your car, so wash those last. Dry using soft microfiber and don't press hard, basically buff it dry. That should keep it nice between waxing.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #9
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Blow most off with electric leaf blower thats sole job is this. Finish with micro-fiber towel
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #10
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Two bucket wash, one for cleaning the microfiber/mit, and the second to apply the clean, soapy water. Wash top down, front to back, and don't be lazy and cheat. The majority of your contaminants that cause scratches are going to be on the lower and rear portions of your car, so wash those last. Dry using soft microfiber and don't press hard, basically buff it dry. That should keep it nice between waxing.
Agreed. But I would suggest a Master Blaster to dry with.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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So the blowers really work?
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #12
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Blowers are great... We're still talking about car washing, right?

Seriously, they work great. Use mine every time. Leaf blower or air compressor.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #13
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Blowers are great... We're still talking about car washing, right?

Seriously, they work great. Use mine every time. Leaf blower or air compressor.

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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Here's what I do:
I have a Sears pressure washer, I use the gentle nozzle to rinse her down REALLY good, knocking off any dead bugs, tree sap, twigs, etc. THEN I use the "soap" nozzle, and Adams Car wash to soap her down REALLY well..I THEN take my mitt and split the car into 3 sections: roof, upper body and lower body.

I wash the roof first, then using the pressure washer, rinse her REALLY well to eliminate soap spotting. I use the mitt again for the upper body, then RINSE again, then the lower body, followed by another overall rinse. All this rinsing is to help avoid soap residue..

Once that's done, I grab my leaf blower and spend about 20 minutes blowing her dry. THEN I take Adam's detail spray and a micro-fiber cloth and wipe her down 'till she shines! takes all of about an hour...
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