Originally Posted by YoBro
I thought I read somewhere that it affected the wax or polish on the cars surface, you heard anything about that?
I guess I should have expressed what I was saying a little more.
I've read the same things about it affecting wax, but if I remember correctly, it was over long periods of time, and washing weekly. Bryan isn't going to be washing this car weekly, and in his case I think it will work well for him. The main reason I told him to use this system, was for the spotless rinse. I personally think that this is a good system to buy if you're wanting a cheap spotless rinse system. Not specifically for the washing, but more for the spotless rinse.
Which is why I said this
Originally Posted by n737nc
Ehhh, to a point. I think it does pretty good to minimize the water spots when rinsing. I really don't like to too well for washing. But if you're doing something like what Bryan was using it for(a little more than rinsing it off), then yes, it works pretty well.
But actually washing your car the traditional way, always works best. Bryan is trying to minimize swirls on his car, and if thats your goal, then you should try it and see how it works for you.
Swirls are caused from touching things on your paint surface(wash mitts, drying towels, etc...). The less you have to touch your car with things, the less of a chance you are going to have to instill swirls in your paint. If you use a spotless rinse system, then you won't have to use a towel too much to dry your car(meaning one less thing touching your car and possibly scratching or swirling your car).
Using air,wether it be from a leaf blower, air hose, or whatever is best(I think). But you have to make sure your air source is CLEAN! if you have dirt in the lines, it's going to be just like sandblasting your car. We use a blower system to dry parts of the car, and to blow the water out of all the places water likes to hide. But I always hold my hand over the blower opening to make sure nothing harmful is coming out of it before I put it anywhere close to the car.