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      08-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #23
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Thanks for the pointers! I'm a little confused by the fact that you recommend never using a cloth or mitt to wash your car for fear of scratching but then you go on to recommend a microfiber and spray-on car wash. I would much rather use a clean mitt (i use the Uber genuine wool wash mitt) with the two bucket method than contact my car with a microfiber and spray on car wash. My logic says that using a bucket with lots of soapy water provides more lubricant and ability to evacuate dirt safely than a microfiber with spray on car wash.
That has been my logic over the years as well! Nice thick, clean lambswool wash mit and two buckets, grit guards in the bottom after a good pre-rinse with a foam canon and pressure washer... would think that would be pretty good, but Im still curious to try out this technique though. As you said, I just have a hard time believing that a MF towel is less harmful than a high quality mit. You are still "touching" the paint with the MF towel?
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      08-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #24
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He also lives in southern california so car probably never gets really dirty. I have always used 2 bucket with the e90 but am less cautious with my e46. Sometimes I do wipe dow with QD.
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      08-28-2013, 05:19 AM   #25
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Can you recommend the microfiber tower for cleaning? I just bought a 15 pack from Costco, but they aren't very thick.
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Can you recommend the microfiber tower for cleaning? I just bought a 15 pack from Costco, but they aren't very thick.
Chemical guys has alot of mf towels for every job. I recommend them because they have great prices on them. Other places have good ones but are too expensive IMO
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Thanks man! Interesting techniques.
I already scratched my brand new car with a rag, so I agree I hate rags, however that grime in the wheel wells that hits the body only comes off with a rag. I guess that's where you use your Microfiber with Griotts?

What blower do you use to dry your car? I just ordered a Worx with all these cool attachments. But it's only 120mph blower.
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6. I clean the wheels with a dry microfiber cloth. I usually do this 2-3 times per week, barrels and all. You can wrap the microfiber cloths around a long flat stick to easily clean the wheel barrels. If you do this several times a week, it prevents build-up of brake dust, and you can do each full wheel in about 3 minutes. I use 3M adhesive remover to get off any tar flecks. It also gives the wheels a really brilliant shine. I then finish off with a very light spraying of the Griot's Spray-On car Wash.
So you clean the wheels dry, or wet? Cleaner, no cleaner?
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I'm interested to know what blower you would recommend? As I plan to buy some products this week.
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I'm interested to know what blower you would recommend? As I plan to buy some products this week.
newer models. look for a good looking one as well.
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Thanks man! Interesting techniques.
I already scratched my brand new car with a rag, so I agree I hate rags, however that grime in the wheel wells that hits the body only comes off with a rag. I guess that's where you use your Microfiber with Griotts?

What blower do you use to dry your car? I just ordered a Worx with all these cool attachments. But it's only 120mph blower.
Having proper protection on the car is more important than the power of the blower. Don't get hung up on the specs but rather what lsp you are using
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newer models. look for a good looking one as well.
I see what you did there

OP, congrats....now some pics!
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