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Old 28th February 2006
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i've always been hesitant to wash my car with a car brush (the ones that almost look like a broom)...but does anyone have any real experiences with them? i have a black car, so i know i should be more careful, but living in an apartment during the winter time makes it pretty hard to keep my car clean. i've found that the end of the bristles seem pretty soft, and it would seem that dirt would just as easily get locked in between them. i've read up on car care websites and know that most professionals prefer a lamb's wool mit, but i've never seen any real reviews or comparisons on the brush.
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i used to use 1 of them at the jet wash, now i get it hand washed. didn't do any real damage
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Do you think I can get a Vegan lambs wool mitt?
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Just use a couple of lambs
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Use a micro fober mitt... Better than lambswool. Bushes will make minute scratches.
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One of these should be champion:
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Do you think I can get a Vegan lambs wool mitt?
Just use a couple of lambs
Yeah, Jezz can just open the garden gate and grab one or two...
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Please Please Please don't use a brush on your paint. You might not be able to see it but a brush will make very fine scratches into it. Stick with a microfiber or lambs wool mitt.
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Please Please Please don't use a brush on your paint. You might not be able to see it but a brush will make very fine scratches into it. Stick with a microfiber or lambs wool mitt.
See, there you have it... Guys and Girls agree...
No brushes! (or bushes)
While you are at it Klasse All In One as a base coat for waxing. Great stuff!
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There's still nothing like a Brillo Pad for those tough bug stains.
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There's still nothing like a Brillo Pad for those tough bug stains.
i use an orbital sander...much less elbow grease than brillo pads...
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I just slip into one of these and wriggle around on the paintwork for a while.

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How do you get rid of 5 years of previous owners use of car washes???

Metallic finish with clear top coat - so "t-cut" is out
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Do you think I can get a Vegan lambs wool mitt?

you could use wire wool, no lambs are hurt in to making of that
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Just to make sure nobody is 'stupid' enough to use yard brush I came home and found our 900T convertible with a badly scratched bonnet. Turned out the wife was pushing the 4" of snow off the bonnet and didn't realise the screw holding the brush head on was sticking out!!
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Well first hit the Detailing sticky's on SaabCentral (here this site) then here's another link (page down to the Caring for your Paintwork section)

Caring for your Paintwork
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you could use wire wool, no lambs are hurt in to making of that
You could knit yourself a new car!
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Just to make sure nobody is 'stupid' enough to use yard brush I came home and found our 900T convertible with a badly scratched bonnet. Turned out the wife was pushing the 4" of snow off the bonnet and didn't realise the screw holding the brush head on was sticking out!!

You know the sensation you get when a guy has been hit where no guy wants to be hit?


That's what I just felt reading this!

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