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Old 04-02-2019, 11:50 PM   #11
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Interesting thought. Personally for me I'd say a little excessive. certainly room for 2 or 3 but I'm not sure about for every panel
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:15 AM   #12
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I like the idea of those thin wash pads he uses on the Forensic channel, they are cheap enough through ebay at about a £1 a pop if you dont mind waiting a month for delivery. One bucket with them all in with shampoo, empty bucket to chuck them in after each panel, then off to the washing machine they go. anyone know any uk suppliers of those pads that aren't silly money over here ?
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Overkill !!!

Unless its a million dollar car its seams like a step to far

Ill stick with some good quality wash mitts, one for top half one for bottom half and one for under bumpers
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Now it's getting stupid
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:52 AM   #15
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I don't wipe over the side skirts once and I'm done. I wipe over, then rinse the mitt, then go back over another one or two times to get everything off.
I have been washing my whole car like this for a long time, even before I discovered pre washing and 2BM. I never rub round and round as I see in many videos.
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I use three mitts - one for the top panels, one for the lower panels/skirts and a third on the wheels. I still use the 2BM but rarely see much debris because the car is snow-foamed first

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Old 05-02-2019, 01:19 PM   #17
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I’m sure there’s a Forensic Detailing video covering this (or similar) method. I’ve just got a pack of 10 “cheap Chinese Amazon” mits and will try them out with the same method next weekend. One bucket, ONR for the rinseless wash, discard used mits as they get dirty.
yes forensic detailing has been doing that for years with the cheap ebay wash mitt things he loves. im still to try them yet
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Overkill !!!

Unless its a million dollar car its seams like a step to far

Ill stick with some good quality wash mitts, one for top half one for bottom half and one for under bumpers
People spend thousands on detailing cars that arent worth close to that. I think spending say £50 to £100 on mitts isn't overkill if it helps prevent damage. I have personally spent that on a rinse bucket with grit guard and dolly, this would replace the need for that entirely.
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Anything that has the potential to reduce the chances of swirling, even more so on corrected cars is well worth it imo.

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I like the idea of those thin wash pads he uses on the Forensic channel, they are cheap enough through ebay at about a £1 a pop if you dont mind waiting a month for delivery. One bucket with them all in with shampoo, empty bucket to chuck them in after each panel, then off to the washing machine they go. anyone know any uk suppliers of those pads that aren't silly money over here ?
They are closer to £1.50 each. I ordered about 10 and they arrived within a few days
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