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HOW TO: 4 bucket wash / detail - pic heavy

Thank you for the responses! I put everything through a long wash and extra rinse for delicates; dry on low heat. Everything comes out like a fluffy cloud lol

This is my first “nice” car that I’ve invested in cleaning supplies and just wanted to make sure I want tossing all my work out the window by washing my supplies together.

Thanks again, much appreciated :)
 

riceburner

Drag Race Newbie
Location
West Chicagoland
Id say definately wash anything that you clean your wheels, engine or other dirty bits separate from drying/waxing towels. I wash my drying/waxing/most of my interior towels together. Once towels that have been used a fair amlunt for stains/carpet etc get too dirty they become wheel/engine towels.

Another important note is to wash microfibers jn warm water to release alot of the chemicals, waxes etc with fragrance free, or like basic, detergent. Nothing with fancy softening stuff and all that. And i usually tumble dry for a while on really low heat then hang dry. The tumble dry action helps to reopen the microfiber strands since they get a little matted from the wash process.
 

Autobahn

Ready to race!
Location
Huntington Beach
I have always washed on cold and dry on low. The microfiber detergent will release the dirt and never mix towels from wheels, brake dust will contaminate your drying towels.

Hang dry seems like a way to collect some dust but maybe that’s my ocd.

If you’re not concerned about lint you can mix wax, window, and drying towels, I’m trying not to do that now.

I just wash them separately now on fast wash / tap cold.

In process of switching all my towels and trying an ego blower for part of my drying routine. Metrovac is too slow at drying, especially in summer, hoping the ego will do better otherwise I’ll keep it for the yard only.
 

Total1

Ready to race!
Location
GG
In process of switching all my towels and trying an ego blower for part of my drying routine. Metrovac is too slow at drying, especially in summer, hoping the ego will do better otherwise I’ll keep it for the yard only.
I've been using a cheap corded leaf blower and the car is relatively dry within 10 minutes. Only hassle is the extension cord...been thinking of buying a cordless one.
 

GroceryGTIer

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Tri-state
It’s interesting, there is another method I have seen that I like. Which is 1 bucket and 10-12 nice washing towels, use 1 per panel and throw it in another bucket. That way there is no chance of scratching. I forget the guys name, it’s on YouTube also
 

Wade_GT

New member
Location
Los Angeles
It’s interesting, there is another method I have seen that I like. Which is 1 bucket and 10-12 nice washing towels, use 1 per panel and throw it in another bucket. That way there is no chance of scratching. I forget the guys name, it’s on YouTube also
The “Dallas Paint Correction” guy showcases the 4-6 mitts method. He gave detailing companies a hard time for convincing customers to purchase multiple buckets, waste product and water in both buckets, purchasing grit guards for both buckets... when a few mitts + 1 bucket eliminates the chance for mitt contamination.
 
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