<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Reuven:
<strong>QUOTE]Originally posted by Stori:
<strong>I use a microfibe drying cloth
and wash car with warm water and a meguiars woolen hand mitt-saves my poor old fingers
I only use horizontal cleaning motions alone side of car and in direction of car on bonnet roof and "boot" (ie no circles)
Use copious amounts of water (containing cleaner) to wash the car and reclean the washing sponge/mit clean between each small cleaning action so that dirt does not scrath car.
I also dry the car in in horizontal motion ie do not do drying circles on the paintwork
from Zymol site.
DO NOT USE THE CHAMOIS TO DRY THE CAR.
Chamois will remove wax and possibly scratch your car if used when almost dry and with a high amount of friction.
Next, gently dry your car using 100% un-sized cotton towels or non-polyester microwipes being sure to open the bonnet, boot and all doors to dry up collected water in body drainage areas, door jams and sills.
This paint wash process is more work but your car will clean easier and look better. Remember you are the expert and... its your car!
Do not use a compressor driven power washer. High speed (pressure) water can lift paint and/or propel small stones at high speed across your paint or even worse, into your paint.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well Im off to Big W this morning to get my cleaning products for my Bella, thank you Stori much appreciated for the info!
PS how often do you use Zymol on your car?</strong>[/QUOTE]
About once every 6 mths.
The 147 is garaged over night and this makes a big difference to how long any protective coating lasts.
Actually I made a mistake re the mitt. I currently use a Microspun one from Meguiars. However The wool one works well, as well.
I changed partly because I prefer the thumb in the Microspun mitt.
If you are having trouble with the microfibre drying clotth ,I got mine from Kmart.
I looked in Big w this smorning and they dod not seem to sell the same on. Mine cost about $A10 and is a grey colour and has foam quilted inside the microfibre cover.
I am sorry if I have put you to any nconvenience.