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Old 16-08-2019, 11:31 PM   #1
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Alternative to 2BM

Tight for time the other day I washed the wife's TT in a different way. First used tfr and hosed off then soaked a washmitt with water and applied a generous dollop of car shampoo to the mitt working it in. Went round the car with mitt in one hand and hose pipe gun in the other set to a strong spray. Sprayed directly onto and around the mitt kept turning it and rinsing dirt off as I went. It worked a treat, mitt is rinsed as you work so no dunking into two buckets every minute and a good soapy mitt cleans a full car and it's fast!!
Suppose Somebody will shoot me down in flames for this but it seemed to work for me😀👍🏻
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Old 16-08-2019, 11:40 PM   #2
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So to start you have a very strong dilution of shampoo and at the end a very weak dilution of shampoo. Don’t go by suds as that is a poor measure of cleaning power.

For an even strength approach try polar wash in a foam lance and then all you need is one rinse bucket
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Old 16-08-2019, 11:47 PM   #3
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Tight for time the other day I washed the wife's TT in a different way. First used tfr and hosed off then soaked a washmitt with water and applied a generous dollop of car shampoo to the mitt working it in. Went round the car with mitt in one hand and hose pipe gun in the other set to a strong spray. Sprayed directly onto and around the mitt kept turning it and rinsing dirt off as I went. It worked a treat, mitt is rinsed as you work so no dunking into two buckets every minute and a good soapy mitt cleans a full car and it's fast!!

Suppose Somebody will shoot me down in flames for this but it seemed to work for me
I very rarely use a two bucket method. I'm a form believer in a thorough pre-wash, and I also rinse the mitt with a hose as needed through the wash. In my mind, its keeping it a lot cleaner than a rinse bucket, as the water is always fresh, and is applied at pressure, enabling any dirt to be thoroughly washed from the mitt.

Works for me too, mate.

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Yeah, never used 2BM, always used mitt hose-rinse method - I do however still have a bucket of suds
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Old 28-08-2019, 10:54 AM   #5
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Using the mitt hose rinse method do you just turn the power of the pressure washer off so that you get a stream of water or you using it with the pressure still on?
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Old 28-08-2019, 11:45 AM   #6
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I've usually finished with the pressure washer by then, so I unplug the hose from it and re-attach my usual hose end.
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Old 28-08-2019, 12:50 PM   #7
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I have a wash pad that holds quite a lot of water, a spray bottle with a strong shampoo mixture and use the pressure washer to clean the pad off. It does mean I get pretty wet, might have to tweak it come the winter months

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Thanks guys. After shampoo wash do you pressure washer off and then sheet off with open ended hose or go straight to sheeting.
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So to start you have a very strong dilution of shampoo and at the end a very weak dilution of shampoo.
I don't see why. The water will be squeezed out of the mitt before going back in the shampoo bucket. Just the same as you get using 2BM.

I have started using the rinse mitt method after watching a video on YT about 3 months ago. Unfortunately Chris you have not been the first to discover this as a much better way than the 2BM.

The critic on YT citing that every time you rinse the mitt using the 2BM you are rinsing in water that is getting dirtier and dirtier whereas the rinse method is obviously with clean water.
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Old 28-08-2019, 07:08 PM   #10
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I do this now apart from I put the shampoo through a foam lance, drench the car with it and then I just blast the mitt with water on the way round. car done in 5 mins!
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