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Just a very quick question for you all.
Do any of you use brushes to wash your car, or do you stick to doing it with a sponge? If you use a brush and have had success with it, which one do you recommend? I am just worried about buying a brush and it leaves swirls or such like on my paintwork (obviously i would not buy a hard bristled brush for a start Confused).
Any help is much appreciated.
 

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I used a brush to wash my car from the mid 70s to the mid 90's, never had an issue. But from that time as paint became water based (and allegedly softer) I found that the grit trapped in the brush (or possibly the brush itself) would put fine scratches on the paint which look dreadful on a dark car.
Used a sponge for the last 10 or 15 years and had no issues. Keep meaning to try one of those Micro Fibre mits but when sponges only cost 75 at Tesco and work perfect with no damage to the paint why should I bother.
 

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I personally would not use a brush of any kind, and as for the automatic car washes with those massive brushes spinning round, they will give you massive swirls, especially if some *** with a muddy 4X4 has just gone through, and any one that tells you different must be on medication.
I have found the best answer is the two bucket job, whilst your wheels are dry, spray each wheel with a good quality alloy wheel cleaner, do not leave on for more than a minute (see directions for use)use your hose to wash off any dirt or dust particles from the wheels and at the same time all of the car, don't forget to put your hose pipe up under each wheel arch, (watch the muck fall out) then with some car shampoo only (household washing liquid has salt in it) and a micro fibre mitt or cloth wash only the top half of your vehicle, down to the door handles.
With the second bucket wash the remainder of your vehicle, leaving the wheels till last, giving them a final wash with the remainder of water left in your bucket, do not wash you car if the sun is shining on it, with a good quality chamois dry all of the car including the insides of the doors and the door shuts and the inside lip of the boot, also lift the bonnet and remove any excess water that might drip on your engine.
Now for the good bit, you will need a good quality tyre shine and a clean dry cloth/rag, spray the tyre shine on any parts of the engine that are covered in black plastic than wipe off, this will give you that brand new showroom look on your engine, in fact you can use it any where in the engine bay to clean it up and make it look like new again.
Don't forget to clean the glass, drop each window by about 4/5 inches to clean the window, this gets rid of the unsightly line which appearseach time you wash the car, tyre shine the tyres, job done.
 

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Micro fibre along with lambswool wash mitts are by far the safest way of avoiding inflicting swirls when washing your car. However this only really applies if you use the two bucket method. Never, ever put a dirty mitt into the clean soapy water bucket. Rinse it out each time in the second bucket before picking up new suds. When you have finished, the remaining water in the suds bucket should be just as clean as when you started.




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