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Chemical guys is a great line too!

Autogeek does have a ton of stuff. I love that site though, it's very fun looking through everything. I bought a foam cannon from them and have yet to use it. So exciting!

By the way, there is a liquid cleaner for your microfiber towels thats good. I also throw in my wash mitts:

Wolfgang Microfiber Cleaner and Rejuvenator

A tip when washing your car; Use one wash mitt for the top half of your car (Mid door to roof) and one for the bottom half (Mid door to rocker panels). The bottom of the car has more dirt because it's closer to the ground. You can label or Sharpie which mitt is which. And spray down your vehicle with water only before using soap.

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Chemical guys is a great line too!

Autogeek does have a ton of stuff. I love that site though, it's very fun looking through everything. I bought a foam cannon from them and have yet to use it. So exciting!

By the way, there is a liquid cleaner for your microfiber towels thats good. I also throw in my wash mitts:

Wolfgang Microfiber Cleaner and Rejuvenator

A tip when washing your car; Use one wash mitt for the top half of your car (Mid door to roof) and one for the bottom half (Mid door to rocker panels). The bottom of the car has more dirt because it's closer to the ground. You can label or Sharpie which mitt is which. And spray down your vehicle with water only before using soap.
Awesome! Thanks for the tips. I've been using Chemical Guys waterless wash system which is so convenient. I'm in California where we have serious drought issues currently so this helps with the water ordinances recently put in for my city. Essentially waterless system with tons of microfiber towels. I'll look into the cleaner and glad you mentioned spraying the car down first before the soap. Is that due to getting rid of the dust?

I have a jet black as well and dust is something I was concerned about. Even with a waterless system, I sprayed the car first with water.
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Awesome! Thanks for the tips. I've been using Chemical Guys waterless wash system which is so convenient. I'm in California where we have serious drought issues currently so this helps with the water ordinances recently put in for my city. Essentially waterless system with tons of microfiber towels. I'll look into the cleaner and glad you mentioned spraying the car down first before the soap. Is that due to getting rid of the dust?

I have a jet black as well and dust is something I was concerned about. Even with a waterless system, I sprayed the car first with water.
Just don't let your towels sit with dirt, although I have been known to do that... wash them right away. I have a old top loader that I drop my stuff in. If you use your machine for your clothing as well, you can do this to clean out old residue:

How to Clean Your {Top-Loader} Washing Machine - One Good Thing by Jillee

I'm obsessed with black cars. I just can't get away from them but you have to work to keep them glistening.

I don't know what the California restrictions are, but if you don't use a pressure washer, and you can use a garden hose, I use this:

As Seen on TV Water Jet : Target

I never buy as seen on tv stuff. My grocery store happened to be selling this wand but it proved to be very useful. It's not as strong as the ad says and you wouldn't want it to be if you love your car's paint. You can get the undercarriage, wheel arches, and other hard to reach spots. They sprayer is just good enough for pre-rinsing. I use the fan tip to blast off whatever I can before putting a mitt to it.

Oh, and there is a super cool technique to help you dry your car in less time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCeyTHyFbck

Here's some helpful information on washing:

Car Wash Guide, Car Wash how to - easy steps to shampoo and dry your vehicle using paint-safe mitts and towels, plus sponges, the Grit Guard and

I don't however recommend the squeegee for the car to dry it.

And, M5Board member Tiauguinho, one of the kings of detailing:

https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ps-tricks.html

I've learned a lot from him. I wished his photos still worked. The man does magic!

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