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    Unhappy First wash

    Gave the Z its first wash today It was cleaner before....Ended up with dirty blotches all over. Not happy JAN........

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectbluesv6z View Post
    Gave the Z its first wash today It was cleaner before....Ended up with dirty blotches all over. Not happy JAN........
    you use a chamois to clean off all the water after??

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynebatt View Post
    you use a chamois to clean off all the water after??
    Must be dirty tap water! didnt need a chamois in 71 when i bought my first GTS.

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    Just washing your car without drying with a high quality chamois well not yield the best results.

    What was the actual technique you used?

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    Good old wash and rinse. But looks like i may have to buy a good chamois, any ideas on the best one?

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    I can't say what the best chamois is because I haven't tried all of the ones avalilible but I love these



    I stupidly used my first one on dirty brake dust covered wheels and now it's black as Wesley Snipes. I went to my local Autobarn to buy a new one but they did't have these in at all so I settled for a Meguiers. It was absolute rubbish, I wouldn't even use it as a shit ticket. I ended up buying the same one as my old one off eBay (probably for twice retail price) simply because I know how good my old one was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectbluesv6z View Post
    Good old wash and rinse. But looks like i may have to buy a good chamois, any ideas on the best one?
    Yeah i always either chamois the whole car, or go for a 5 min drive the sort of "blow dry" the car off. I find that just leaving standing water on it to dry naturally will always leave it blotchy even with clean water as natural dust floating round in the air will catch on the water drops and then dry on the paint leaving the blotches......

    i bought a brand new chamois on the weekend and basically asked for the best one they had at an auto parts store. I can't remember the name but it was really really good to use. Cost $27..... don't buy a cheap one, they're so shit!! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynebatt View Post
    oh yeah, and as troy said. don't use it on the wheels, paintwork only!
    My brother was a spraypainter for years around the heidleberg area in Melbourne worked for all the big boys like Amex and carpenters, did a lot of rods for Spiders. They would use these chamois that were the ants pants but i cant remember the name, came in a really bright orange plastic container, dont think i would use anything synthetic though.

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