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What does everyone do after a wash? Do you machine mash and tumble dry the mitts, towels, microfibre? Do you leave to air dry in the garage? Do you put on a radiator?

 

Never really had to spend much time washing my previous cars and want to ensure that what I've brought lasts and doesn't ruin paintwork but being washed/dried correctly?

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Machine wash after every clean. I never use fabric conditioner (on anything, for that matter) as that actively makes things less porous, which is the opposite of what you want from a towel etc. Just dry naturally indoors.

 

I'm guessing you're worried about the cloths getting a bit stiff and potentially scratching the paint? Remember that the first time you touch the paint, it'll be soaking wet, so will make the towel damp anyway.

 

Cheers,

Bryan

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10 minutes ago, briggy said:

Machine wash after every clean. I never use fabric conditioner (on anything, for that matter) as that actively makes things less porous, which is the opposite of what you want from a towel etc. Just dry naturally indoors.

 

I'm guessing you're worried about the cloths getting a bit stiff and potentially scratching the paint? Remember that the first time you touch the paint, it'll be soaking wet, so will make the towel damp anyway.

 

Cheers,

Bryan

Good advice thank you. Yes, want to keep the clothes/mitts at top condition.

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Non biological liquid is what is recommended - if not using a specialist / dedicated product. And what my wash-mitt, drying cloths and microfibres get washed in after every use. I'm completely anal about paintwork protection - and no issue's here from me. And no fabric conditioner as above !

 

Sounds like you need to join "Detailing World" if you're starting to think about this sort of stuff and haven't already.....

 

www.detailingworld.co.uk

 

Be warned though. Once you start looking into seriously caring for your cars general finish / paintwork etc and what it takes to achieve that; there's absolutely no going back 😎

 

Good luck.

Edited by sevenfourate

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Oh yes. It's a black hole that will consume your time and money!

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Haha! I was at Precision today getting it waxed underside and exhaust swapped out and detailed said he needs a Stage 2 to get it back to new again and a ceramic coat on the top.
 

Might do that once Spring sets in.

 

I will check out detailingworld

 

thanks for tips.

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Stage 2 + ceramic will set you back £500 minimum.

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2 minutes ago, briggy said:

Stage 2 + ceramic will set you back £500 minimum.


Yup. Driving 2-3 times a week so want the protection and I can then keep a nicely weekly decent wash and a quick jet wash if gets mucky after a drive.

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@jaketame Don't forget that you can get your club discount with @The Piston Works detailing emporium, should you need any advice or suppies when it comes to cleaning / detailing your CS.


You can also get specific wash solution for Microfibre towels, Mitts etc now which ensures they stay in good condition.

Check them out or give them a call and chat to Nick: ThePistonWorks

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