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Old 01-07-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Wash pad marring?

So I purchased a synthetic wool wash pad form in2detailing, very similar to the Adams one. I didn't need a new wash mitt just fancied trying something new from the microfiber mitt I was using. I did my usual rinse followed by snowfoam and 2 bucket wash using car chem 9000:1 with a capful of Adams rinseless wash mixed in. The pad felt lovely to use and held a lot of water/suds but when i'd finished and rinsed again I was left with horrendous marring!


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Old 01-07-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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Has anyone else experienced this with synthetic wool? Back to microfiber madness mitt for me!

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Old 01-07-2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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Are you sure the new product caused that? You might only be noticing those marks now and might have been caused by dragging a drying towel or cloth.
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I have no experience with a wool wash mitt. However, my first two thoughts were did you wash the mitt before using it, maybe something was left over from the manufacturing process and could it be related to the drying phase?
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:55 PM   #5
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Def not there before, I didn't wash mitt before but have never in the past. It was'nt the drying stage as swirls were visible straight after wash and they followed my wash pattern.
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Are you washing up and down rather than side to side
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:10 PM   #7
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Are you washing up and down rather than side to side
On that particular part yes but side to side from window down to sills. I've never inflicted marring like that from washing before.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:24 PM   #8
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Is that a lapiz Golf by any chance?
I've been having issues with things like that that I've never had on any other car.
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=406489

I had similar, but not quite as bad, with an incredisponge and have gone back to BH wool mitt and that seems better.
I had one no pressure pass with a well lubed clay mitt yesterday and near **** myself, promptly put it away.

Used PB Black hole and that did a fabulous job of filling but I'm getting more frustrated at it.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:28 PM   #9
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It is indeed your wash mitt. A few years ago people reported the same issue with the Adams pad, mainly in the states. Some people seem to get away with it others get marred paint straight away.

You could do a test. Give it a good rinse out, wash it just on the the panel you've took the photo of. Go side to side and if it's done the same you know not to use the mitt no more
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Is that a lapiz Golf by any chance?
I've been having issues with things like that that I've never had on any other car.
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=406489

I had similar, but not quite as bad, with an incredisponge and have gone back to BH wool mitt and that seems better.
I had one no pressure pass with a well lubed clay mitt yesterday and near **** myself, promptly put it away.

Used PB Black hole and that did a fabulous job of filling but I'm getting more frustrated at it.
Yes it's a Lapiz Golf R. I clayed mine back in May with BH clay and like you couldn't believe the damage it left behind, so much so that i'm paranoid of claying it again! I've got blackhole but probably gonna bust out the das 6 pro and polish it out again, I only corrected it 2 months ago! It does seem a finicky paint.
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