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Old 22-12-2007, 05:22 PM   #11
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I am a firm believer that the pressure washer foam/pressure rinse removes all the particles big enough to cause damage. Follow this with a second foam used to wash with either mitt or open pore sponge and have not had any problems.

I bought a couple of similar sponges in Florida this year and they do work! (Still find myself reaching for a sheepskin mitt though ) Must be a state of mind thing.
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Old 22-12-2007, 06:21 PM   #12
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So you foamed twice and the car was still 'filthy'?! Did you put any SSF in the lance?!
used Auto Brite SSF both times - once with a stronger mix of Swarfega shampoo that was quite runny and didnt dwell long, and once with less shampoo and more SSF, that clung >10 mins and needed a good rinse

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Interesting review. If it comes up clean after every wash like Z sponges then its a definite hit
that was what really impressed me - simple dip in the rinse bucket and perfect clean sponge

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I am a firm believer that the pressure washer foam/pressure rinse removes all the particles big enough to cause damage. Follow this with a second foam used to wash with either mitt or open pore sponge and have not had any problems.

I bought a couple of similar sponges in Florida this year and they do work! (Still find myself reaching for a sheepskin mitt though ) Must be a state of mind thing.
think you're right. Know what you mean about the mitt though, as i really like using these...
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Old 22-12-2007, 06:51 PM   #13
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If you put the Duragloss 901 with citrus degreaser 50/50 mix
you will get the same result as usinf ssf. Just a thought!
I will have to try one of these sponges though.
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Old 22-12-2007, 06:53 PM   #14
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used so many foam combos its unreal. The only thing that shifted any dirt was Valet Pro citrus pre-wash....
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Old 22-12-2007, 07:48 PM   #15
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Old 22-12-2007, 10:43 PM   #16
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When I lived in the USA back in the days I used Home Depot grout sponges to wash and also sea sponges. Never noticed any more swirls or marring than any other wash media. However when sheepskins became more popular I took a liking to them and have used them since.
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Old 22-12-2007, 10:53 PM   #17
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Good post.

I have experimeted with natural sponges in the past, after reading Autopian posts, a sheepskin mit seems better for the finish, but if nobody tried anything different then detailing wouldn't move on like it does now.

Well done for trying something relatively new, always a good move.
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Old 23-12-2007, 03:08 PM   #18
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So you foamed twice and the car was still 'filthy'?! Did you put any SSF in the lance?!
If you foamed your car daily it may actually clean it but any dirt build up will be hard to shift. Once the car dries the greasy dirt will still be left behind. Sure adding harsher chemicals to it may help but IMO the whole idea of it is to remove large particles of dirt and presoak any remaining dirt.

I actually use a citrus presoak before foaming though to assist it.

I'm not one for harsh chemicals though but each to their own.
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Old 27-12-2007, 07:40 PM   #19
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good review mate.

i personally wouldnt use a sponge again ( i dont think anyway ) but that looks like it could be useful for bumpers / lower panels.
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Old 27-12-2007, 07:41 PM   #20
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good review mate.

i personally wouldnt use a sponge again ( i dont think anyway ) but that looks like it could be useful for bumpers / lower panels.
I would have agreed with you a week ago, but I am almost sure it does a better job than a mitt from what i have seen so far.....
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