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Old 19th April 2017, 00:44   #10081
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I have this BOA bought from Ultimate Detailerz-
Plush Drying and Buffing Towel 60x82cms

I want to buy MF cloths for Washing the Car and Applying Wax. Both MFs would be different. I am not able to finalise which MF to go for.
Please suggest good MF cloths for 1. Washing the car 2. Applying Wax.
Also suggest a good wax that would give Wet Gloss look for Star Dust i20 Elite CRDi.

Please suggest Indian websites as I don't want to buy from out of India website.

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I also have Ultima Paint Guard Plus Sealant.

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Please suggest good MF cloths for 1. Washing the car 2. Applying Wax.
Also suggest a good wax that would give Wet Gloss look for Star Dust i20 Elite CRDi.

Please suggest Indian websites as I don't want to buy from out of India website.
Hard truth is, things that are available outside India are the best + get more choices + better reliable!!

Anyway, why not check with Ultimate Detailerz on MF cloths? Next best option would be is to check with https://www.greenzcarcare.com/

Good wax - You already have UPG Sealant which is far more superior to use & protect better than wax, then why wax? Anyway, depends on what you need; personally I prefer Collinite brand (and also available in India through online) so I would say 915 > 476 > 845 in terms of finishing/protection/durability & also in terms of difficulty in use. And remember, a wax will NOT give a wet gloss look, that's the outcome on a plastic/leather/rubber & not the job of wax.

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Does Meguiars X3002 Wash Mitt can be used to wash the car that has mud and dirt stuck on it without damaging itself?
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Does Meguiars X3002 Wash Mitt can be used to wash the car that has mud and dirt stuck on it without damaging itself?
No, mud becomes quite hard on drying. Better to use a water hose with decent pressure, preferably with a spray gun attachment.
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Is it safe to use a cleaner wax every month or is it too much?
Maybe once in 2 months.
Top off with spray wax / liquid wax in the month between.

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Please suggest Indian websites as I don't want to buy from out of India website.

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I also have Ultima Paint Guard Plus Sealant.
As I have mentioned earlier, a wash mitt is better than microfiber towel for washing.

http://www.amazon.in/Meguiars-X3002E...iars+wash+mitt

A specialized microfiber/waffle weave towel is good for for drying.

https://www.detailedclean.in/washing...ying-towel-221

A foam pad / mf pad is good for applying wax / sealant

https://www.detailedclean.in/accesso...applicator-352

https://www.detailedclean.in/accesso...icator-pad-351

A good microfiber cloth is used for buffing

https://www.detailedclean.in/microfi...ibre-towel-277


All Indian sites quoted !!

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Does Meguiars X3002 Wash Mitt can be used to wash the car that has mud and dirt stuck on it without damaging itself?
Suggest you not to as scratches may be introduced.
You may use a pre wash cleaner like citrus power, pressure wash, then use a snow foam, again pressure wash and then start with proper washing with mitts

https://www.detailedclean.in/engine-...-power-500ml-3

https://www.detailedclean.in/washing...-snow-foam-323


Of all the items mentioned above, I have used most if not all - websites are just samples, not buying recommendations.
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915 > 476 > 845
Nothing sums this better. If I may add.

885 > 915 > 476 > 845

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Thanks blackasta for detailed info.
But now one more query has popped its head-
For loosening the dirt, I have Resqtech 28 ltr Washer. But how to use Snow Foam with it?

I agree Wash Mitt is better than MF Cloth for Washing with Two Bucket Method and Rinseless method. What about Waterless Wash? I would need a MF cloth for Quick Detailing, Waterless Wash, etc. So is the Poorboys MF towel you mentioned good enough to use for quick detailing and waterless wash?

Also I can use the BOA of Ultimate Detailerz for Drying the Car.

I would use the Resqtech Washer till it lasts and then go for Pressure Washer working on AC Supply.

Till then is any alternative to spray Snow Foam?

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Thanks blackasta for detailed info.
But now one more query has popped its head-
For loosening the dirt, I have Resqtech 28 ltr Washer. But how to use Snow Foam with it?

I agree Wash Mitt is better than MF Cloth for Washing with Two Bucket Method and Rinseless method. What about Waterless Wash? I would need a MF cloth for Quick Detailing, Waterless Wash, etc. So is the Poorboys MF towel you mentioned good enough to use for quick detailing and waterless wash?

Also I can use the BOA of Ultimate Detailerz for Drying the Car.

I would use the Resqtech Washer till it lasts and then go for Pressure Washer working on AC Supply.

Till then is any alternative to spray Snow Foam?
I don't think there's any option for using a snow foam lance with the washer you currently use.
In fact, I do not use any snow foam lance either, but rather use this
(got this from UK - not available AFAIK in India):

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin...prod_1359.html


The poorboy's , or for that matter, any good quality microfiber towel is good for rinseless or waterless wash.
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I'm infact using a sealant to keep the water off, easiest to apply with highest durability. But then, use the wiper like 10-15 times, **boom** the sealant/wax is shortlived
I used this once. Lasted for an year. Though the application isn't as easy as applying a sealant. The results in rain were really good.

http://www.proklear.in/blog/product/...in-windshield/
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I have this BOA bought from Ultimate Detailerz-
Plush Drying and Buffing Towel 60x82cms

I want to buy MF cloths for Washing the Car and Applying Wax. Both MFs would be different. I am not able to finalise which MF to go for.
Please suggest good MF cloths for 1. Washing the car 2. Applying Wax.
Also suggest a good wax that would give Wet Gloss look for Star Dust i20 Elite CRDi.

Please suggest Indian websites as I don't want to buy from out of India website.

Edit:-
I also have Ultima Paint Guard Plus Sealant.
Amazonbasics sells MF cloth at very hefty discount. Keep checking the deals. I am not a major detailing guy and can't recommend brands but I do understand value for price and Amazonbasics scores high in that dept ...esp with deals.
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I am going to need an APC. Any recommendations out of Sonus all-in-one cleaner versus Meguiar All purpose cleaner?
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I am going to need an APC. Any recommendations out of Sonus all-in-one cleaner versus Meguiar All purpose cleaner?
Been using the Amway LOC for the last three years. Works effectively on almost everything and great VFM.
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Used CARNAUBA liquid wax and did some waxing this weekend. Results seem to be very nice.
1. There is a nice overall shine on the car
2. That silky feel on touching
3. Water is trickling down with the beading effect.

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Misted-Up Windscreen...

But, being Chennai, it is on the outside (hot and wet) not the inside (AC cool and dry). The anti-mist products all seem to assume interior use, and the exterior glass products assume the problem will be rain.

What do people do to prevent misting on outside of glass? Anything possible?
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Misted-Up Windscreen...

But, being Chennai, it is on the outside (hot and wet) not the inside (AC cool and dry). The anti-mist products all seem to assume interior use, and the exterior glass products assume the problem will be rain.

What do people do to prevent misting on outside of glass? Anything possible?
Same problem here in Kolkata - exterior misting on windshield.
I just use the windshield spray and/or wipers.
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