using old undershirts for cleaning, buffing, etc

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  1. dougfir

    dougfir i luf korean grills

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    i have a lot of old undershirts that are falling apart... they're thin and soft cause they've been washed a lot. are these OK to use to polish, apply wax with, remove wax, clean with? how about old briefs (underwear)? everything is 100% cotton...
     
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    mc technik your purrty...

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    i use my old shirts, i never used my old breifs or underwear though...i used to use shirts to buff off wax, it does a pretty good job but once i used mf towels i never went back to t-shirts. i also use them to apply armor all to my car and clean the inside a bit. but for waxing or buffing i highly suggest microfiber towels!!!
     
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    dougfir i luf korean grills

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    i think scottwax advised to use terry cloth towels to apply polish...

    microfiber is to remove right?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Terry cloth if you are using a polish or swirl remover and need to cut the paint, foam hand pads for glazes and wax, and terry cloth to remove the excess.
     
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    dougfir i luf korean grills

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    i guess if i invested about $20 worth of polish and wax... i should splurge a little more and get some terry cloth towels...
     
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    Exactly, you'll be out spending money anyhow... just pick up some terry cloth and MF towels.
     
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    Hey I applied the Vanilla Moose with a foam pad and then buffed off with a microfiber...is that correct?
     
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    No, I'd apply the Vanilla Moose with a folded terry cloth towel, then buff with a MF towel. Use folded towels to apply polishes, a foam applicator to apply wax.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    That depends. If the paint is in excellent condition and you are glazing it to add shine, then foam is alright. If you have light scratches or swirls you are trying to remove, then using a towel to apply works better.
     
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    Oh, alright. Sounds good :cool:
     
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    Ok so I'm not really sure what you mean by excellent condition but my mom's maxima is a 2003 and she bought it in march and has very few miles. So should I just use the vanilla and then the s100 or should i use the meguiars swirl free before i do the vanilla and s100?
     
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    Depends. Is it scratched or swirled? If not, use some Vanilla Moose probably twice a year and wax about every 3 months. That's what I do.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    using tighty whities to buff your car....



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