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Old 03-11-2016, 03:41 PM   #21
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I said "maybe" and the same maybe applies to any wash type, even if you use hundreds of liters of water and the best shampoo.
Don't get too hung up on light marring, it will appear even with the best products and techniques. By light marring I mean those scratches you really really have to look for with a very targeted light.
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Old 14-11-2016, 07:44 AM   #22
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Update - 1st wash

After 14 days and about 300 km. Temparature was 2 deg. C.

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Optimum No-rinse - as a pre spray and a wash solution
Serious performance QD
Martin cox waffle dryer

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The wash:
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #23
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Update - 2nd wash

After 17 days and 571 km. Temperature was 9 deg. C and sunny.

Products used were:
Surf city garage rinse free wash&wax
Serious performance QD
Gyeon silk dryer

To make things more interesting I thought I would give you my product opinion on Surf city rinse free.
Its packed in about 1l bottle with the pop up cap that lets you spill it out which is very useful. The instructions say to use 60ml in 15l of water which is way too much solution. I used 30ml in 7,5l (2 gallons) and for the pre-spray I used another 30ml in about 1,2l of tap water (15-20 should also be fine to save some product). The solution is green and it smells nice and fruity but I can not put my finger on it what the scent is but again its nice.
One thing I have notice using this is that although its not very strong at dissolving dirt it really is very lubricated, and I mean verrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy lubricated. The sponge I used glided on the surface and water sheeted down on the protected surface leaving behind only droplets to wipe away. It also leaves some sort of short term protection behind (polymer or carnauba I assume) that lasts about a week. The wax part of the product also leaves behind lots of gloss as shown in the pictures below.
I have also made a waterless mix out of it in 9:1 mix ratio and used it a couple of times and its nice. With a good adjustable sprayer head I can create a fine mist on the surface that traps light dust&dirt so that the soft plush towel can lift it safely away.
Its a product I can say it works and it works really well and its something I would use again if I wanted a wash&wax product.

State of the car before the wash:






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State of the car after the wash:















Thank you for watching...till next time

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Thanks for the video. I'm a newbie to this so it was very interesting to see how someone else does it.

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As you have seen I checked for dirt and did rinse my sponge quite often before I was satisfied with the wash. With the car that dirty you really have to be more careful. I also try to check and clean the sponge if I see its covered it leaves and dirt before I continue. I even switched the rinse water because it was too dirty.

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Nice pics and video A&J, but it made me cringe every time you wiped the panel with the sponge still no actual feed back thou, no close up video or photos A&J but just a shiny car from a distance. Still don't understand why you would do this form of washing when you have the chance to do a proper wash and reducing the chance of swirls what drying aid did you use A&J
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Nice pics and video A&J,
Wow...is that a compliment chongo You never gave me a compliment before

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but it made me cringe every time you wiped the panel with the sponge still no actual feed back thou, no close up video or photos A&J but just a shiny car from a distance.
Wait for it...
I did a close up video but could not found any swirls except on some lower parts where apparently the flat foam pad could not get to it. Their are barely visible. Also Its only been 2 washes so I thought it was a bit too soon to report and to be honest Im S#it at photographing them and filming them and also my camera is S#it too. But I did my best.

Here you can see the current state
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYNY...ature=youtu.be

No damage visible...there is some on the back door where I used BH cleanser polish and FK1000p but very minor.

For comparison here is a 50:50 shot I made on my father-in-laws car with AF tripple and white hex pad and a DA. Swirls are more visible so if there were any on my car they should be showing up on this camera.

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Still don't understand why you would do this form of washing when you have the chance to do a proper wash and reducing the chance of swirls
I enjoy it more.

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what drying aid did you use A&J
Its all listed above. It was Serious performance QD (the pink one). Its just in a OPT QD bottle as I dont have any other.
I bought the concentrate version and now I have a gallon of it ready to use. Not a good drying aid but its super lubricated (perfect for clay lube) and the panel feels very slick afterwards.
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I always give you compliments

A&J you don't have to justify your camera not able to pick up the swirls I believe you mate, I just know by experience that their is no way you could do that wash procedure without inflicting any light swirls was your car paint bare paint or has it got some kind of polish and LSP on
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which car are talking about...Have you read the first post???
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which car are talking about...Have you read the first post???
Your car so does your car have any filler polish on or LSP
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