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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM
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Question Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

Been looking and buying some stuff to step up my detailing/car care game and have been shopping on a few well known online detail stores and I've come across wool and sheepskin wash mitts. My questions are is one better than the other? Is wool worth 3 times as much as sheepskin? Are there different tasks for each mitt? I've already decided and that there will be a 2 bucket system with grit guards and a quality wash/shampoo but I'm just curious about the mitt.

I would assume buy the sheepskin and save myself $20 but if its going to cause more swirls than wool would than I'll spend the money.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:16 AM
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

I havent had the wool you speak of...but I had the sheepskin from detailedimage and it didnt last very long....not even one summer. It fell aprt and lost most of its nap. I would buy the one with the deepest nap. I actually have the microfiber foam mitt from detailed image at the moment.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:31 AM
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

Good to know, I was looking at the Sheepskin from DI and the Uber wool mitt from Detailers Domain its $30 but it looks like it has a deeper nap and is used by alot of the more popular detailers on the forums. How's the microfiber mitt?
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

The materials are very similar but the thickness is much different as you noted. If you want a thicker one I'd highly recommend checking out the DI Accessories reTHICKulous Wool Wash Mitt and you can save 10% off with the coupon code 10offJG. The DI Accessories Sheepskin Wash Mitt is a good value as it's our August special but the durability varies, some last 10x washes, some will last 30+ washes. If you want something very durable and a great value try the Lake Country Blue Grout Spongewhich I've used for a long time now.



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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

DI has a new super thick wool mitt for $29

The foam mitt is ok...but looks like they dont sell it anymore. Ive had good luck with it. I use it with the foam gun and it cuts my washing time in half.
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

Thanks you for the info DI! Good to see business still offer honest opinions, looks like im going with the reTHICKylous!

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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

For the price, I just stock up on the DI sheepskins. My first one fell apart after 3 months of regularly maintaining 2 Jeeps...so that's a summer+ for a single vehicle. That's with throwing it in the dryer after washing it, and then turning it inside out to dry every time. I'm not so sure I want a mitt for years. It might make sense to toss it every few months...it's like the kitchen sponge.
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

Valid point, I think I'll stick with the wool because of the nap though and maybe once a year change it out to avoid getting the "kitchen sponge" effect lol
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

SM Arnold makes a great mitt. . .

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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

That looks just like the DI mitt
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Re: Wool wash mitt or Sheepskin wash mitt?

I ended up buying the reTHICKulous from Detailed Image, couldn't be happier! Thanks for the input guys!
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