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    Please share your washing techniques

    Hi all,

    I washed two cars today and was wondering if I could improve any of my methods.
    So I thought it would be interesting to hear any of your washing techniques or secrets.

    Well, I can tell you how I do. First I always rinse my car, then I use a lambswool washmitt and the two bucket method. Doing one section at a time and only one pass - and then rinse before going to the next section.
    If there are any contaminants left after rinsing, I do that portion again and probably with a couple of passes this time before moving on. I would rather get the contaminants trapped in a lubricated washmitt than a dry microfiber towel later on. After doing the whole car I fold a Supreme Shine Microfiber towel 3 times given me a lot of cushion and 16 sides to work with. Doing only one pass before next overlap and using the `lift the leading edge technique` followed by a Water Magnet towel to do a final drying wipe.

    Let me hear how you do it, it is always interesting to hear how other people work

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    Re: Please share your washing techniques

    I wash basically the same, however for the final rinse, I take the nozzle off the hose, and go over the car gently from the top down. Most of the water just sheets off with a good wax on. What is left, you can almost blot off with a Kleenex. Never rub to dry, blot it off. Alternatively I sometimes use an electric leaf blower, and again, not much if anything left to blot off.

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    Re: Please share your washing techniques

    Well here we go, some call it overkill, but it works

    I start out by very thoroughly rinsing the car, ( I keep up on the wax probably more than i should and I wash the car two times per week, I don't drive it anywhere where there is things I wouldn't want to wash off of it lol) this rinse usually gets majority of anything that's on the paint.



    then I two bucket method with a Megs microfiber wash mitt. I start from the top down. To avoid water spots I split the car up as follows: Top, windows, back clip, front clip, left side, then right side. I always re-rinse the entire car in between each "section" and generally they overlap so I end up washing things two or three times.

    then I do the bottom wide of the rocker panels, wheels wells, exhaust tips and anything else under the car that is visible with a different mitt.

    then I do the tires with mitt/brush.

    then I do the wheels with a different mitt.

    all still washing the whole car down in between from letting water sit on the paint/windows.

    then i take the nozzle off and just let the hoze go over the bigger areas to get the beaded water off.

    then I pull it in my garage, and blow dry with a electric blower. I then wipe any excess with a water magnet (usually only takes one water magnet after the blowing)
    I also wipe down all door jams including under the hood. (also usually wipe down the engine compartment with a different microfiber)

    then I go over the whole thing with a quick wax and Microfiber including door jams and wheels, and every other time I will apply a coat of ultimate wax to the wheels to keep them shiny.

    its quite the ordeal!!! I generally do it on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings (before anyone is awake)



    products:
    Ultimate wash and wax
    grit guards (2x)
    Microfiber wash mit (3x)
    stiff tire brush
    water magnet
    supreme shine microfiber
    ultimate quick wax

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