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Which of the above do you think is the better product for washing a car?

I have been reading forums etc, and have been given the impression that the lambswool is better for washing/cleaning your car, and the MF mitt is better for polishing/waxing as it picks up the dust better.

What are your thoughts?
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Which of the above do you think is the better product for washing a car?

I have been reading forums etc, and have been given the impression that the lambswool is better for washing/cleaning your car, and the MF mitt is better for polishing/waxing as it picks up the dust better.

What are your thoughts?
Ive got the MF Mitt from tesco, 2.97. Ive never heard of people using a Mitt for polishing mind. Most of the waxes supply an MF cloth (AG Aquawax for example). I have heard some say Lambswool are better but also that MF are as the draw away the grit better. How much do you have for one? I ask as the lambswool seem to be around 10.
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Ive got the MF Mitt from tesco, 2.97. Ive never heard of people using a Mitt for polishing mind. Most of the waxes supply an MF cloth (AG Aquawax for example). I have heard some say Lambswool are better but also that MF are as the draw away the grit better. How much do you have for one? I ask as the lambswool seem to be around 10.
Got a lambswool one for 7 at halfords, not bad really, already had a MF mitt, my MF mitt has cloth on one side and mitt on the other.
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

have a meguairs lambswool mit its great for washing the car

a microfibre mit would be better at polishing
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Thanks for that mate!
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

I use about 7 or 8 microfibre cloths to polish and wax the car
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I use about 7 or 8 microfibre cloths to polish and wax the car
I was thinking 1-2 3 tops, why is it that you use so many?
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

I apply 3 or 4 layers of polishes and waxes
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Now I understand then!
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

Ive got about 10 cloths now and on MF Meguiars Water Magnet. I bought some of the cloths but i got one with the Meguiars clay kit and, 1 with the AG HD Wax 4 with my 2 AG Aquawaxes. Dont think i need anymore lol. I think i'd like a new drying towel though such as the Sonus der Wonder towel.
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

Mits are not meant to be used for polishing or waxing, but for washing.

I have one of each. The Lambswool one has a bit more bite than the MF one. Generally I prefer the MF mit.

Giz, in your instance bearing in mind all the probs you have had I would stick with a MF mit.
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

[QUOTE=springbok;2650682]The Lambswool one has a bit more bite than the MF one. Generally I prefer the MF mit.QUOTE]

Does that mean the lambswool one is more prone to light scratching?
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Re: Lambswool or MF mitt?

If you practice a proper wash regime - Rinse well, two bucket method, good quality car shampoo etc. and your car is well waxed then there is no reason for scratches.

It is just a bit more coarse and the mit should also be washed well after each use.
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have a meguairs lambswool mit its great for washing the car
what he said!
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