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Old 05-10-2019, 07:10 PM   #11
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I use Koch Chemie Greenstar as a presoak, jet off then one bucket with Duragloss 902 in. Superb results.

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agree, ive started using TFR, s[pray car and wheel sthen go and get all your stuff ready, let it soak before you begin, less grit and no faffing with snowfoam which now never gets used.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:08 PM   #12
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most people cause most damage by pressure washin, you essentially turn it into a mini sand blaster!

over the top extra methods will oftne cause more problems. keep it simple.
I thought that hypothesis had been disproven?

Not a massive issue to me, as I don't own a pressure washer, but wouldn't mind one for applying pre wash (snow foam).
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:33 PM   #13
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I use one bucket with 2 GG's in, makes me feel better, no idea if it helps, but makes be feel better and have the hose close to rinse the mitt out every now and then.

but ive been toying with the idea of the new Chemical Guys Cyclone Dirt Trap or the The Detail Guardz Dirt Lock
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:20 PM   #14
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I use no buckets at all. I use the hose to rinse off the dirt from the washmitt and spray on the soap using a trigger sprayer.
Car craft on YouTube covers this below

https://youtu.be/qYZehV-k5o4
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:27 PM   #15
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As above . One bucket one mitt frequently rinsed with hose. Good pre wash with Bh auto foam.
Make sure your drying towel is perfectly clean as this final stage can do damage if not done correctly.
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I only use 2 bucket if its very dirty, a good pre wash then 1 bucket is my usual method. Paint work is swirl free so it works

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Always fascinating to read through these threads.

I'm surprised nobody really mentions the additional Grit-Guard "Washboard"
attachment.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grit-Guard-...s%2C161&sr=8-5

I opted for these from the get go when I bought my last car and reckon 2 buckets both fitted with Grit-Guards and Washboards gives my mitt a good double decontamination but now see the argument for rinsing with a hose as you go...
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:40 AM   #18
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I use no buckets at all. I use the hose to rinse off the dirt from the washmitt and spray on the soap using a trigger sprayer.
Car craft on YouTube covers this below

https://youtu.be/qYZehV-k5o4
I use the above method now as well. Works for me
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I thought that hypothesis had been disproven?

Not a massive issue to me, as I don't own a pressure washer, but wouldn't mind one for applying pre wash (snow foam).
This is only the case when using the pressure washer improperly, its like anything you can cause damage with a wash mitt if not used carefully.

99% of people on here will be using the PW correctly and NOT as a sandblaster lol
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No one else foams on wash soap and rinses the mitt in 1 bucket? Best lubrication and cleaning I've found. Obviously a pre-wash and heavy rinse is required 1st.
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