Sponge or Wash Mitt

Discussion in 'Pre Wash, Wash, Decon, Claying, Engine, Wheels, an' started by ouhockeyplayer, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. ouhockeyplayer

    ouhockeyplayer Virgin Detailer

    I was wondering what everyone prefers for their wash media? I have been using Adams jumbo wash pads for my car but was thinking of switching to the Uber Sponges. The sponges seem much cheaper and economical, but how safe are they from causing swirls. My car gets pretty dirty. Are they worth a try or should I stick with wool based wash pads.
  2. JoeyV

    JoeyV Welcome to Detailing

    For a car that's getting a maintenance wash, I prefer using a sponge, but for a car that's getting it's first detail or that has not yet been polished, then I generally use a mitt.
  3. Pureshine

    Pureshine DB Pro Supporter

    I use both all so just depends what I'm doing.
  4. slanguage

    slanguage OD On Detailing

    I use either one. It depends on my mood. But if its really nasty, a mitt for sure. I like the uber sponges as well.
  5. ouhockeyplayer

    ouhockeyplayer Virgin Detailer

    Thank you everyone. I live on a dirt road and have to drive my car daily so I assume that a mitt would be my best bet.
  6. React

    React Birth of a Detailer

    Megs microfiber wash mitt and uber sponge/blue grout sponge for dirty lowers
  7. David Fermani

    David Fermani DB Certified Manufacturer

    Been using just plain ole Micro Fiber towels lately....
  8. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    Love the DD sponge. Don't need anything else.
  9. piginapoke

    piginapoke Obsessive Detailer

    Lowe's Grout Sponge
  10. xseveredveganx

    xseveredveganx Virgin Detailer

    I picked up the LC blue grout sponge, but haven't used it. I have, however, used my Adam's wash pad and love it. I researched the part number on the bag and an SM Arnold wash pad popped up. The SM Arnold's wash pad had a considerably lower price.
  11. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    I live and Die with Phil's Uber sponge !!!!
  12. 911Fanatic

    911Fanatic DB Pro Supporter

    Megs MF wash mitt or Carpro Merino Wool mitt. Pre rinse your car properly and you won't have to worry about the wash medium.
  13. acousticpressure

    acousticpressure Virgin Detailer

    Plush microfiber towels is all I use for rinseless washes.
  14. Holden

    Holden DB Forum Supporter

    +1 for Megs MF wash mitts. They are fantastic.
  15. artemis53

    artemis53 Jedi Nuba

    Make SURE you are pre-soaking with at least some ONR or something and you won't have to worry much about what type of media you use...My DD construction work truck, I have let it go MONTHS through rainy season, driving down rock and mud job sites, and after it all, pre-soaked and sprayed it down and that took care of enough of the majority of RIDS and swirl causing debris, I was comfortable using a HD Grout Sponge. I checked after, compared to my befores from months prior and not many swirls had been induced, and the ones that were I am guessing weren't even from me washing.
  16. BigAl3

    BigAl3 Birth of a Detailer

    i use either the lowes GS or zymol sponge and haven't had a problem with either of them. IME, i feel it cleans better than other most other wash media's and i try not to over the same section too many times in one pass (w/ too much pressure) which can create swirls/marring. everyone has their own preferences and the best thing to do is try which ever one interests you and go from there, they're not for everyone....
  17. onefastaudi

    onefastaudi Virgin Detailer

    Wow, surprised to see so many sponge guys...
  18. fech

    fech Birth of a Detailer

    Carpo mitt for me

Share This Page