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the zymol sponge..what do you think?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ian 06 A3 2.0 tdi s line, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. ian 06 A3 2.0 tdi s line
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    ian 06 A3 2.0 tdi s line dsg

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    hello guys, as the title suggests really... got one of these today and first impressions are that it does feel softer than your 'average sponge' and i notice that the cells in the sponge are very very close together, infact it looks as though it dosent have any. probably because it is silicon free. i got one on the basis of trying it out in comparison with my wash mitt which i like alot however is this sponge really as good as people say it is?

    the main thing for me is , yes, you can see what you are putting on your paint with the sponge and it may rinse 100% free from dirt where as the mitt 'engulfes' the dirt in the pile. possibly the main hype is that paul dalton uses it and reccomends it however i know it will be down to wash technique too.

    so... for thise who have used it... does it inflict scratches and what do you think!?!

    cheers guys
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    I won't get drawn into this debate (again) but will add that a mitt can be rinsed free from dirt in the pile.
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    hello john
    i myself am a mitt lover, i feel that it just glides accross the paint and sucks everything safeley up. what do you think of the sponge though in comparison to the mitt?
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    A sponge just holds the dirt on the surface, so youre just rubbing dirt over the panels
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    many people over on the dw say that it carries alot more solution over to the car than a mitt and when moved accross the paintwork creates a 'tidal' effect which washes the dirt away... ill find out what it is really like anyway as my car is swirl free so ill test it on a panel.

    like you say though jonny, after all even if it is zymol, it is just a sponge. i hope it performs as highly as people rate it.

    currently just soaking it and it does feel super soft in the water. however i still need convincing!
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