Originally Posted by Scottina06
...have you ever tried "sheeting"? I always do the "sheeting" method and then use my microfiber drying towels. The sheeting really pulls the majority of the water off the vehicle...so theres not much work to do with the towel.
x2 on the sheeting system, one of the best ways to minimise inflicting swirls, especially if you dab the drying MF (usually Waffle Weave) over the wet patches left instead of dragging it over them.
I do like using the air compressor to get the water out of mirrors, vents and other trim pieces to ensure it doesn't drip out later too though.
As far as washing mitts go I don't really care to be honest. I loved the Sonus Lambswool mitt but my favourite supplier never had any so I went with a Meguairs Microfibre version - no difference really. So long as you're using the two bucket method (one bucket with soapy water, one bucket with clean water which you dip the mitt in after every panel) it's really just personal preference.
I also like grout sponges which can be great if you don't want your neighbours thinking your insane using a lambswool mitt to clean your car, I don't care anymore though and they all know I'm past help now.