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    Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    I have ordered the "Shmitt" but in the mean time I am temped to use a Home Depot grout sponge on my 3 day old black VW Golf.

    Wait for the Shmitt or use the sponge?

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    Havent used a Shmitt, but if the Shmitt has a chance of being safer, its worth a few days wait.
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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    Havent used a Shmitt, but if the Shmitt has a chance of being safer, its worth a few days wait.
    OK. And I didnt mention, this will be the new Golf's very first wash besides what those monkeys did to it at the dealer.
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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    Maybe a dumb question but what is a "Schmitt"?

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    No c. Google Shmitt wash mitt.

    Supposed to be the best thing to use. Ever! I'll review it.

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    Sweet, thanks! Looking forward to your review!

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    I too am interested in seeing your review on the Shmitt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...ling-Forget-it

    View that thread.

    I didn't like it. It didn't hold much soapy stuff. Meguiars MF is what I'm sticking with. I felt there was too much friction (common in foam mitts) to the point where it was kinda scary to rub on my paint. I didn't bother taking many pics. Took a couple of the mitt before I started but then was pressed for time.

    Anyway, stick with what you already like.

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    That's too bad. I looked it up on google like you said and read the product description on auto geek and was hoping that you had good things to say about it. I read your other thread in the detailing 101 forum. Maybe see what you can do about removing the swirls and give it another try when it cools off a bit. Maybe the dealer just covered up already existing swirls like was suggested. As for the heat, yeah, it's been like 90-95 degrees and so humid you can hardly breathe up here too for about a month/month and a half so I feel your pain!

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    Re: Grout Sponge? Yes or No

    Great, thanks for the heads up.

    I suspected it may be a gimmick. I thought it unusual to be going back to sponge/foam when most people are claiming MF to be the superior wash media these days.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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