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Hi,

I'm such a newbie to all this stuff, so I have to ask everything.

I am ordering Zainos stuff today, however, today is supposed to be a sunny, decent day and I want to wash #4841. I've heard things about not mixing products, once you find one, stick with it...so, what can I use today, just to wash her with, that will be OK for when my Zainos stuff comes and I want to use it?? This will be the first chance in 13 days I've had to wash her and she needs it as I got caught out in the rain with her last time I drove!

Thanks for any advise!
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Do you have a brand of towel to suggest? I am leary about using them since most have a terry cloth feel, don't want any scratches!! Where can I get the good towels?

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I don't know any of the big brand names, as long as it is made in USA and has the 100% cotton symbol you should be ok. They just don't want you buying the foreign ones that also slip in something other than cotton into the material. Cut the tags off. Sounds excessive but it will keep you from wondering where did all those little swirl marks come from.
 

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Mother's Car Wash is pretty good. Get an 'Absorber' to dry it with. It's like a synthetic rubber cloth thinky :grin: It rings out easily for quick drying. I've been using them for years.
 

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Regardless of whose product you use, high quality, USA made, 100% towels are a must in an effort not to introduce swirls marks.

I highly recommened Fieldcrest Royal Velvet or Charisma. Seconds/irregulars are typically available at outlet stores or thru the web at a substantial discount. Don't forget to cut off the hard edges. Personally, I roll'n sew the edges to help prevent fraying, however fraying cannot be eliminated.

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Do you have a brand of towel to suggest? I am leary about using them since most have a terry cloth feel, don't want any scratches!! Where can I get the good towels?

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Since you are going the Zaino route, Zaino recommends Fieldcrest towels. They are expensive. Expect to pay up to $25 a towel......

Canon towels are also American made, but go with the more expensive ones, not the $2.00 sets.........
 

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Our Walmart only has junk. I bought a bunch of Royal Velvet towels in August when they had a buy one get one at 50% off at Belk. Came out to about 9 bucks each for bath towels.

As mentioned wash them first, no bleach, liquid detergent.

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What to wash with:
If you use regular consumer car washes, you'll likely get a film over your car, because these washes are intended NOT to remove wax. That won't be so bad right now, because it will actually buy you some protection while you're waiting to Zaino. But, you won't want to Zaino over it or it will be hazy.

When you're ready to really clean it as a prewax necessity, use Dawn Brand (blue) dishwashing detergent. The standard grade variety. It really strips your finish clean to prep it for glazes and waxes.

Don't use Dawn on a waxed or finished vehicle. I hear Meguire's Gold car soap is cheap and good as an everyday wash once your wax is on.

As far as towels, here's a link to inexpensive, high quality towels:
http://www.fieldcrestcannonoutlet.com/charseltow.html

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