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Old 09-11-2014, 03:37 PM
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I'd take advice from the Zaino company before I listen to the "professionals" you speak of.



And I wouldn't be buying your vehicles either...what was the point of that comment? Taking your ball and going home? Nice catch on the spelling though...you win I guess.

Maybe you should start using some quality microfiber? (says Zaino)
They agree that no matter if you use cotton or microfiber it needs to be a quality product.

Are Micro-Fiber products safe to use?
Zaino has been testing various Micro-Fiber products. Unfortunately, the jury is still out on them. Some of them are excellent and do not scratch. Others are terrible and definitely scratch. The quality control of these products from overseas, especially Korea, is not consistent, so you never know if they will be the same scratch-free quality. Even when using the same brand, we found the quality to be inconsistent. For now, we do not recommend using them. However, lab testing is ongoing, and we will post an update when we have more conclusive results.
NOTE: If you are already using microfiber towels, look carefully at your paint finish under flourescent light when you are using your towels. If you are not getting any swirls or fine scratches from the microfiber towels, then you are okay and can continue to use them. Remember it's better to be safe than swirly.




The car buying comment was said because if you're using the wrong process or products then you're scratching your paint. Oh sorry .."clearcoat". In that case I wouldn't want to buy your car.


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Old 09-12-2014, 06:50 AM
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Are Micro-Fiber products safe to use?
Zaino has been testing various Micro-Fiber products. Unfortunately, the jury is still out on them. Some of them are excellent and do not scratch. Others are terrible and definitely scratch. The quality control of these products from overseas, especially Korea, is not consistent, so you never know if they will be the same scratch-free quality. Even when using the same brand, we found the quality to be inconsistent. For now, we do not recommend using them. However, lab testing is ongoing, and we will post an update when we have more conclusive results.
NOTE: If you are already using microfiber towels, look carefully at your paint finish under flourescent light when you are using your towels. If you are not getting any swirls or fine scratches from the microfiber towels, then you are okay and can continue to use them. Remember it's better to be safe than swirly.


Thanks for proving my point that it's safer to use 100% cotton when washing a car.

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I'm willing to bet that the debate over cotton vs microfiber would continue even if we had graphene paint... (grin)

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Re: 1st Wash

If there really was one best product, instead of opinions, life would be dull.

Over the years I started using old towels for washing and drying. For washing I've also tried various sponges and sprayers. For drying we had real Chamois, fake Chamois, micro fiber and recently rather costly quilted towels.

The only thing that really works for me are the good old Cannon, cotton bath towels for drying and hand towels for washing. Everything else wound up in the garbage.

I don't expect to change anybody's mind, and I'm too old to change mine ... unless something new come out.


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If there really was one best product, instead of opinions, life would be dull.

Over the years I started using old towels for washing and drying. For washing I've also tried various sponges and sprayers. For drying we had real Chamois, fake Chamois, micro fiber and recently rather costly quilted towels.

The only thing that really works for me are the good old Cannon, cotton bath towels for drying and hand towels for washing. Everything else wound up in the garbage.

I don't expect to change anybody's mind, and I'm too old to change mine ... unless something new come out.

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Re: 1st Wash

Hello everyone I recently purchased my jeep and as of now it's almost been a month and it's filthy.. Still haven't figured out what I'm going to do yet ( whether im going to invest in a array of products to do my my hand wash myself or find a good hand wash place) but until then I figure I'll let the car sit and the paint fully cure... I've read this thread numerous times and was wondering if anyone has seen this youtube channel called drive/clean.. It is part of the drive network which I love and man this guy is so informative and detailed when it comes to car detailing.. He has OCD with a passion for cars ( great combo) check it out if you haven't already and like all information take what is useful and discard what is not.. http://youtu.be/X0Sqi1lAj1A enjoy my fellow jeep heads..


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Hello everyone I recently purchased my jeep and as of now it's almost been a month and it's filthy.. Still haven't figured out what I'm going to do yet ( whether im going to invest in a array of products to do my my hand wash myself or find a good hand wash place) but until then I figure I'll let the car sit and the paint fully cure... I've read this thread numerous times and was wondering if anyone has seen this youtube channel called drive/clean.. It is part of the drive network which I love and man this guy is so informative and detailed when it comes to car detailing.. He has OCD with a passion for cars ( great combo) check it out if you haven't already and like all information take what is useful and discard what is not.. http://youtu.be/X0Sqi1lAj1A enjoy my fellow jeep heads..

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Welcome to the jeep famiky and yea, I've watched a few of his videos. That guy really takes pride in his craft...
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Thank you thank you thank you.. And yeah that guy definitely does.. It's my second jeep.. I own a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee as well... Had her since 09.. She was my gift and my curse but her gifts outway the curses lol


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Thank you thank you thank you.. And yeah that guy definitely does.. It's my second jeep.. I own a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee as well... Had her since 09.. She was my gift and my curse but her gifts outway the curses lol

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Re: 1st Wash

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Dampen your towel

A slightly damp microfiber drying towel wicks water better than a dry microfiber towel. Additionally, the damp towel significantly reduces surface friction between itself and the surface, creating a safer more effective drying procedure. All you have to do is lightly saturate the towels and dry them 5-10 minutes until they’re no longer dripping wet.

Drive a little

You know how dogs shake themselves dry after a swim? The idea here is that you do the same thing with your car. There’s no way to stick your hand behind your side mirror or into the many cracks and crevices that exist on modern automobiles. To combat this, simply take the car out of the driveway (or down the street) and drive it right back up. You’ll see streaks fall from windows, trim, even your license plates. You can complete the procedure by towel drying the water that drips out.

Use pressurized air

Pressurized air is your best friend when it comes to car drying, especially when you’re dealing with tricky areas like windshield wipers, running boards, and gas caps. Even if it’s those $5 cans at an office supply store, pressurized air can make your life much, much easier if you make it a part of your drying procedure.
Have to 100% agree with these tips. Learned by experience that microfiber towels absorb better slightly damp.
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