Saturday, June 10, 2006

Washing & Drying

To minimize swirls when washing our cars, the use of a proper wash mitt is recommended. I have so far tried 3 of Meguiar's wash mitts available, from left: Deep Pile Chenile Wash Mitt, Ultimate Microfibre Wash Mitt, Ultra Plush Wash Mitt.

The Deep Pile Chenile Wash Mitt(white) feels the most plush among the three, and the 'nap' is thicker on both the Ultra Plush & Deep Pile. However the DP being very plush also has its downside as it tends to shred quite abit during the first few initial washes. After about 5-6 washes, it no longer shreds that much. In terms of size, both the DP & UP are larger than the Ultimate Wash Mitt (which has been discontinued), so it can be rather difficult to keep the mitts from sliding out if your palms are small. Both the DP & UP seem to clean & pick up dirt better than the Ultimate Wash Mitt, attributed to the higher density of fibres.

Note the greyish Ultimate Wash Mitt after 8 months of use.

Wash mitt, shampoo & drying cloth.

2 bucket method. One holds the shampoo solution and the other is to rinse the mitt after every panel.