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Old 12-07-2018, 01:49 PM   #11
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I saw another tip on this forum somewhere about using the rinse bucket. Dunk the wash cloth / sponge whatever, give it a rub if necessary but don't put the water bsck in the bucket. That way the water stays cleaner.

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:54 PM   #12
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Here's a thought, every time you dunk your mitt into the rinse bucket then back into the shampoo aren't you technically diluting down your wash shampoo, I know it won't be much but it's still happening.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:03 PM   #13
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Matt at obsessed garage foams and washes straight away and never has no issues. I wouldn't say a pre wash is always necessary especially in my case when it's a weekend car that sees no rain. Your certainly reducing risk by doing a prewash and they are a must in winter.
It has been a while since I watched his videos but from memory he used Adam's shampoo as the foam and then manually washed with more Adam's shampoo. Happy to be corrected, my memory is not so good these days.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:27 PM   #14
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Brian from apex uses three mitts. Divides the car into three and never puts the mitt back into the bucket, so doesn't contaminate the shampoo.
Personally I can't be bothered. But then again my car is 12 years old.
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Old 13-07-2018, 11:48 PM   #15
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OP I just did my first wash with a Soft99 sponge and it felt slightly less grabby on the paint the either my Gtech or Dooka mitt. That said there is the emperors new clothes effect so I’ll reserve judgement for a while yet. Drying is still the most likely way to damage paint
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