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Old 15-12-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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Does anyone known why these are out of stock for months and where I can get one from. I’m using a Soft99 egg sponge and want to try one of these.
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Does anyone known why these are out of stock for months and where I can get one from. I’m using a Soft99 egg sponge and want to try one of these.
They've been out of stock for quite a while. I know esoteric in the USA have a very similar sponge
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https://www.esotericcarcare.com/esot...r-wash-sponge/
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I think the fact Esoteric made that video about soft black paint made demand go through the roof over there, made even worse once the got their own brand version of the same sponge. Looks like I will just have to spend a lot more and get one from Esoteric.
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I think the fact Esoteric made that video about soft black paint made demand go through the roof over there, made even worse once the got their own brand version of the same sponge. Looks like I will just have to spend a lot more and get one from Esoteric.
For a bit last Summer/Fall they were including one n/c with each purchase...have a few now
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I have a kamaikaze sponge but it doesn’t get used that much. I found it very delicate and would damage easily.

The dodojuice white sponge and black wheel sponge are a bit tougher and decent quality
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Does anyone known why these are out of stock for months and where I can get one from. I’m using a Soft99 egg sponge and want to try one of these.
How do you find the Egg Sponge? Recently got myself a Honda Civic with soft paint and read these can help keep the swirls down!
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How do you find the Egg Sponge? Recently got myself a Honda Civic with soft paint and read these can help keep the swirls down!
I would say they are very good provided you pre wash with a good snow foam such as Bilthamber Hamber Autofoam and pat the car dry or even better use a car dryer. Put it this way when I had a gloss black Lexus it was clearly better in avoiding marring. I had a Milano red Honda once so feel you pain and recon drying was a major contributor along with a mitts ability to trap particles that don’t release when squeezed out.

FWIW and it was while ago..I had great swirl filling results on that a Honda using Bilt Hamber Autobalm.
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I always thought sponges were a thing of the past. I recently got one in my Autoglym bag - whats peoples views on that sponge? Seems quite a firm one?
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I always thought sponges were a thing of the past. I recently got one in my Autoglym bag - whats peoples views on that sponge? Seems quite a firm one?
Nothing like the Egg sponge which feels very soft even when dry.

I have not tried the cheaper Zymol sponges but seem to recall Paul Dalton used them at some point.
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