There are many ways, tools and products out there for automotive detailers and the car enthusiast to wash a vehicle. But one of the most important tools needed to was a car is a wash mitt. With many different types and brands of wash mitts out there it makes many people tend to wonder which one they should or which one is the best to use. That is a hard question to answer but here’s some tips and information on a few different popular wash mitts to maybe help you to determine your decision.
A classic wash mitt to use that has been around for the longest time are the Lambs Wool/Sheepskin Wash Mitts. Great for soaking up the the soap and water and applying it on to the vehicle. This mitt is classic and many detailers still choose to use this mitt. They may be a classic design but still does a good job for washing a car.
A few years after the sheepskin mitts came the Micro Fiber Chenille Mitts. Covered in micro fiber chenille strands these mitts are softer and safer to use on the surface of your vehicle. Chenille refers to the construction of the strands; many fine microfiber threads are bunched together to create plush strands, like yarn but softer. These strands hold a lot of soapy water to lubricate your vehicle’s paint as it gently washes away dirt and grime. Also because of the design and material these mitts absorb more than sheepskin, giving your vehicles the benefits of more lubrication and fewer swirls.
Now if you haven’t been told in the past or found out the hard way, you should never use a sponge to wash your vehicle. Sponges will collect dirt that will stay in the pores of the sponge and can lead to swirling even scratching a vehicle! But there’s NOW a sponge we’re saying you’re able to use! The NEW Lake Country Foam Sponge. This unique design sets it apart from other wash sponges. The foam is cut into 1/4″ inch cubes on each side. The cubes work two ways: They create channels where dirt and grime can migrate away from the paint, and the cubes provide a more effective cleaning surface than an ordinary flat sponge.
So get rid of those old rags or towels that you may be using to washing aka harming your vehicles with. You have a few options here and info on the proper wash mitts to use!