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I have noticed that after i wash and dry my car there are long swathes of fine scratches or marring of the finish. I will come off if I am polishing the car but I sometimes just want to wash the car period. I of course use 2 bucket grit guard all Adams products etc. Is it my great white? or does this happen? Oh the marks are so fine they do not photograph.

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No this shouldn't happen after a wash. Forgive me if I am telling you something that you already know. Always spray off as much dirt and grit as you can. If you have a foam gun, foam up car real good. Start with a clean wash pad, and like you said two bucket method. If you do your wheels first, replace wash pad and water. Start at the top of car go down to molding all around car. Then go around the car and wash below moldings last.When drying start with a clean White Drying towel, spray car down first with Detail Spray. Start at top drying your way down, dry wheel last with a different towel. I hope this helps and guys if I forgot anything chime in.:thumbsup:

 

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Theres always the potential that you have residual contaminants lodged in your mit or towel. Any chance you could bring the car with you to the next clinic at Stillen Ken? We're shooting for the 20th and then I can take a look at it, maybe figure out where or how you're getting them. Bring your towel and mitt with you so I can take a look at them... if theres any problem of course we'll swap them out no questions asked!!

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As stated in the other post, it is probably in your method. I always start first my flushing the complete cat with a stream of water using a hose with the fire nozzle. This will remove loose dirt.

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I use a three bucket wash method. One bucket and mitt for the wheels only and the two bucket method for the car. One bucket is clean water and the second is the shampoo bucket with the grit guard. I put my Adams wash pad in the clean water then the shampoo and make sure I rub it on the grit guard to get any dirt or debris off before I touch the finish on the car. Once I start to wash I always work top down and I do the complete car before I rinse, Once all the shampoo is off, I remove the nozzle and just go over the entire car with a stream of water from the hose. I never use a drying towel twice. Once the car is dry the towel is hung to dry and then put in a bucket waiting to get washed. Same with my wash pad. I have two so I always have a clean one ready. Also try applying a mist of Detail Spray on the wet surface before you dry the car. If you do this and you are still getting small scratches then I don't know what to tell you. <o:p></o:p>

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As stated in the other post, it is probably in your method. I always start first my flushing the complete cat with a stream of water using a hose with the fire nozzle. This will remove loose dirt.

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I use a three bucket wash method. One bucket and mitt for the wheels only and the two bucket method for the car. One bucket is clean water and the second is the shampoo bucket with the grit guard. I put my Adams wash pad in the clean water then the shampoo and make sure I rub it on the grit guard to get any dirt or debris off before I touch the finish on the car. Once I start to wash I always work top down and I do the complete car before I rinse, Once all the shampoo is off, I remove the nozzle and just go over the entire car with a stream of water from the hose. I never use a drying towel twice. Once the car is dry the towel is hung to dry and then put in a bucket waiting to get washed. Same with my wash pad. I have two so I always have a clean one ready. Also try applying a mist of Detail Spray on the wet surface before you dry the car. If you do this and you are still getting small scratches then I don't know what to tell you. <o:p></o:p>

 

While I agree there has to be SOMETHING causing it, I don't know if I'd blame Ken's method as he is using a foam gun in addition to everything you described I believe.

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While I agree there has to be SOMETHING causing it, I don't know if I'd blame Ken's method as he is using a foam gun in addition to everything you described I believe.

 

Yes I saw he had all the right equipment, and I did not mean to imply he was doing it all wrong. It has to be something that he is missing. Dirt in the wash mitt, or towel. One thing I thought of, if he is using a blower to remove the water before a complete drying, then he could be getting small dirt particles blown up on the car.

 

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I pull my car into the garage as soon as I have finished the final rinse so it is not in the hot Florida sun. I always swipe the garage flood before I state the wash and wet it down so when I use my blower to get the water out of the mirrors, taillights and other areas that hold the water I have reduced the possibility of have the dust flying around and settling on the car.<o:p></o:p>

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Theres always the potential that you have residual contaminants lodged in your mit or towel. Any chance you could bring the car with you to the next clinic at Stillen Ken? We're shooting for the 20th and then I can take a look at it, maybe figure out where or how you're getting them. Bring your towel and mitt with you so I can take a look at them... if theres any problem of course we'll swap them out no questions asked!!

 

Thats customer service right there.:2thumbs:

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