5 Best Car Wash Mitt Choices To Help Keep Your Motor Swirl Free

5 Best Car Wash Mitt Choices To Help Keep Your Motor Swirl Free

When it comes to choosing the best car wash mitt for cleaning your car there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration. If you are receiving my car car cleaning guides you will know that my first recommendation is to ditch your sponge and replace it with a good quality car wash mitt.

The first question will be what type of wash mitt should you choose? Should you go for a natural wool mitt, a microfibre wash mitt or some other material. How much should you expect to pay for a good quality mitt? Here I guide you through the 5 of the best car wash mitts available as I answer these questions for you.

Why Use A Car Wash Mitt

Essentially a good quality car wash mitt will pick up the dirt and grime particles on your paintwork and hold them within the fibres of the mitt and importantly, away from your paintwork. Thus helping remove the potential for them to be dragged across your paintwork, causing fine scratches and swirl marks as you wash.

This is also where the type of wash mitt and the length/plushness of the fibres plays an important role as we will see below.

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Forever Black Bumper & Plastic Trim Dye Kit – The Permanent Solution To Faded Bumpers

Forever Black Bumper Paint

When it comes to finding the permanent solution to sun-faded car bumpers and black plastic trim, Forever Black Bumper, Trim Cleaner & Reconditioner Dye Kit is one of the car care industries amazing success stories.

Forever Black  is not a cosmetic dressing. It’s an easy-to-use permanent black bumper dye. It permanently colours black plastic, rubber and vinyl with the same polymers that the car manufacturers use.

It is not a silicone dressing – silicone products will make plastic, vinyl and rubber appear to have regained their colour but the change is temporary.

Plus, silicone oils have been known to dry out the applied areas creating a bigger problem. Silicone also tends to leave a greasy residue even after buffing.

In essence Forever Black Bumper care must be at the top of the list when looking for a product that restores the faded black plastic on your car.

How is Forever Black Different?

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The Car Wash Products Everyone Should Have in Their Kitbag

Car Wash Products Kit BagWith so many car wash products on the market, choosing which ones to have in your kit bag can be a little confusing. Especially to anyone just starting out in the world of detailing.

Here I will explore some of the essential items anyone from beginner to expect should always have in their detailing kit bag.

The first may come as a bit of a surprise. If like millions of other car owners you regularly use a sponge to wash your car, please make an immediate change and Ditch That Sponge!

By the very nature of their make-up, if a sponge traps even the smallest amounts of dirt or grit between it and your paintwork it will tend to suck up the water leaving the grit to drag across the surface of your paintwork as you wipe, leaving fine swirls and scratches behind it.

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How to get your Harley Davidson Motorcycle Engine Back to Black

How To Get Your Motorcycle Engine Back To Black

We regularly get asked this question – “My Harley (or other make of motorbike) engine has faded from black to grey – how do I get it back to black?”

Fortunately this is not a question we have to uumm & aaarrr about. For many years now we have had the benefit of being able to supply one of the best (in ours and many others’ opinions) products that can turn a faded and now grey motorcycle engine back to black, almost in an instant.

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8 Top Tips for Cleaning and Caring for Your Microfibre Cloths & Drying Towels

Immaculate Textiles - Professional Grade Dual-Purpose Microfibre Car Detailing Towel/Cloth - 40x60cm (16x24in) - 800GSM : Buffing - Polishing - Drying - Waxing - Cleaning - Valet

As any detailer will testify – you can never have enough microfibre cloths  in your detailing kit bag, whether for cleaning, polishing or drying. Most would also agree it is just as important that you take equal care of cleaning and caring for your microfibres as you do using them to detail your cherished motor.

Here we outline 8 Top Tips to wash, clean and care for your microfibre cloths and towels, keeping them in tip top condition and ensuring your microfibre cloths  are working at optimum performance.

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10 Top Tips to Avoid Swirls and Scratches when Car Cleaning

How to avoid swirl marks on you carOne of the questions we are asked, almost daily, is How To Avoid Swirl Marks when washing your car.

To help answer this question we have put together our “Top 10 ten tips to avoid swirls and scratches when cleaning a car”. First let’s have a quick look at exactly what swirl marks are and how they are caused.

Swirls, also know as spider or cob-webbing mainly show up on bright sunny days. They are in effect small scratches in the clearcoat of your paint that are reflecting light in all directions.

This is why they look as though they are round as if someone has been using an abrasive pad in a circular motion. This is what has also given rise to the myth that they are caused by polishing in a circular motion.

However if you were to look at swirls under a direct artificial light you would see the scratches go in all directions and only the sunlight reflecting makes them look circular. The main cause of swirls is using the wrong tools and processes during the washing of your motor.

  1. Our absolute Number One tip is therefore

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Top 10 Practical Motorcycle Gifts & Present Ideas for Motorbike Lovers In 2020

Muc-Off Kit One of the Top 10 Practical Motorcycle Gifts for 2020Hot on the heels of our Top 10 list for car lovers it seemed only right to take a look at the 10 best and most sought after motorcycle gifts for the motorbike lover in your life.

So girls what do you get your biker husband or boyfriend for Xmas and guys what about the biking lady in your life? – here are just a few suggestions based on what others have been searching and buying for birthday and Christmas gifts.

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Preparing and Protecting Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage

Motorcycle Cover, SIGHTLING All Season 210D Waterproof Motorbike Covers with Lock Holes, Fits up to 96.5' Motors, for Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley,96.5 x 41x 50 inchIf you are based in the UK, the Pacific Northwest, New England or elsewhere with a similar climate, you will no doubt be all too familiar with the need to take extra steps and precautions for your motorcycle winter storage.

Here we look at what steps should you take and some of the products recommended in preparing and storing your motorbike over the winter months.

1 – One of the main reasons for starting problems encountered when the first rays of spring occur is a build-up of deposits, oxidation and corrosion in the fuel system during long periods of storage.

Before finally putting your motorcycle under wraps, add a good quality carb and fuel system cleaner such as Profi Fuel Max  in Europe or Red Line Fuel System Cleaner  in the US, and take a last 10 mile ride.

This will help clean through the carburetor and fuel system and protect it from the build-up of deposits and corrosion. Next…

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Waterless Car Wash Products – Do They Really Work?

Meguiar's Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax Anywhere 768mlIn recent years it has been a rare occurrence if a month has gone by where we have not been approached by a company looking for us to stock their new waterless car wash product.

Some extol the virtues of the “environmentally friendly” properties of the product, although reading up on many these mainly relate to the fact that it is saving water, rather than the make-up of the product itself.

Others talk up the cleaning properties of the waterless car wash products, although very few seem to go so far as to guarantee not to cause swirl marks on your paintwork.

So far I have resisted these products – but am I being too traditional? I admit we have always believed that for the safest wash possible as much as the dirt and grime should be washed off the vehicle with water, prior to the use of a good quality car shampoo  and lambswool (or microfibre) wash mitt.

I agree that where we are talking giving the paintwork a final prep, having been driven to a show, then a good quality detailing spray and microfibre cloth

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