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    I KISS - Keep it simple! ! Life's too short not to!

    - Nice lambs wool mitt for washing the car.
    - I generally go through 2 buckets of car washing solution to minimize dirty nasty water and potential for scratching. I essentially wash from the beltline up, change the water & hose the car again, then beltline down.
    - Tires: I use a cheap plastic brush to scrub them, then hose off
    - Drying: old bath towels. yes it may leave lint. No I am not in the top 5% of OCD but old bath towels have the lint worn out of them already.
    - waxing: I cut a square of old terrycloth bath towel to apply wax, and use a (you guessed it) old bath towel to remove the wax. I do it all by hand - no machine.
    - Cleaning the supplies: the lambs wool mitt gets rinsed in fresh water, then hung to dry. The bath towels get laundered as normal laundry.

    The results are not 'show' quality but it looks dam' good. I've done more than this in the past, but cost/hassle/time go way up, for very diminishing returns..

    Good luck, YMMV

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    I like the Costco microfiber towels. I believe $16 gets you a 36 pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acroy View Post
    I KISS - Keep it simple! ! Life's too short not to!

    - Nice lambs wool mitt for washing the car.
    - I generally go through 2 buckets of car washing solution to minimize dirty nasty water and potential for scratching...

    Good luck, YMMV
    There is product on the market that eliminates the extra use of water and the "dirty nasty water" issue. Look for NoRinse product. Their spray-on wet wax is also very good quality. You need very little of the washing solution per bucket, one bucket lasts 2-3 washes, and it's environmentally friendly.
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    I 'm not OCD, Okay maybe a little, I rinse or soak my rags and micro's depending on how I used them. Then I wash in the washing machine. I also use different color cloths for different uses. It is interesting how everyone uses a different method. My wife laughs at me and comments, "You know you just paid more for a towel to dry your car than for the towel to dry your body?" "Oh, I guess I did!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rsamson67 View Post
    I 'm not OCD, Okay maybe a little, I rinse or soak my rags and micro's depending on how I used them. Then I wash in the washing machine. I also use different color cloths for different uses. It is interesting how everyone uses a different method. My wife laughs at me and comments, "You know you just paid more for a towel to dry your car than for the towel to dry your body?" "Oh, I guess I did!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio13 View Post
    I like the Costco microfiber towels. I believe $16 gets you a 36 pack.
    Maybe because I've been on AutoGeek since 2011 but those types of mf towels are good for general cleanings, NO WAY in hell would those ever touch a car I care about. Number one they have sown edges and number two they aren't plush enough. Those towels are good for cleaning the interior, exhaust, diffusor and engine bay IMO.

    Go onto Ebay and get yourself some plush, edgeless MF towels for doing waterless/rinseless washes and build your collection
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    I use baby kittens in all my detailing. It really is the softest product on the market. You have to be careful when using them. They won't scratch the paint, but they might scratch you.
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    I use a product called 3D Towel Kleen for all my microfibers and its the best product I've ever used....and cost effective to boot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzamann95 View Post
    I use baby kittens in all my detailing. It really is the softest product on the market. You have to be careful when using them. They won't scratch the paint, but they might scratch you.
    Pfft!! And I was using puppy dogs. You made me laugh, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzamann95 View Post
    I use baby kittens in all my detailing. It really is the softest product on the market. You have to be careful when using them. They won't scratch the paint, but they might scratch you.
    We have Nine cats right now... Four of which are two months old... Wonder if my family would notice...
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