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Old 24-11-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Do you prefer long or short pile for wax buffing?

Having a look round for cloths, as I seem to do every few weeks , and there's conflicting ideas on pile length for buffing.

I like a plush for buffing, for no real reason and seems to work ok, is there any science in selection?
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Old 24-11-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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I like plush for buffing off polish, a slightly lower gsm for wax removal and really fine for coating removal.
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Old 24-11-2017, 10:43 PM   #3
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Depends on how difficult the wax is to remove. Grabby waxes I use a short pile while easy ones I use a deep pile.
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Old 24-11-2017, 10:47 PM   #4
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Short pile for removing wax followed by long pilefor buffing.
Removing wax with long piles are a nightmare .....ooh err !
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Old 24-11-2017, 11:02 PM   #5
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for waxes
recently been using the short pile on this http://www.in2detailing.co.uk/produc...ing-cloth.html and then final buff with the plush side.
car pro boas (orange ones) do work but they dont have as much bite as the short pile above.
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Old 24-11-2017, 11:08 PM   #6
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Short pile for removing wax followed by long pilefor buffing.
Removing wax with long piles are a nightmare .....ooh err !
Yep this.

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Old 25-11-2017, 09:49 AM   #7
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Ideally nice plush cloths for me but sometimes the wax I’m using isn’t best suited for it so I go for short pile to remove and then final wipe down with a nice plush one
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Depends on the wax, the surface and the temperature. Hard waxes need a bit more encouragement than softer ones, especially at this time of year, so a shorter pile is more aggressive and gets them off better, followed by a final buff with a longer pile. Dual sided cloths are perfect for this
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