Top 10 best car washing tools

Top 10 best car washing tools

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Although washing your car seems simple enough, many people don’t realize that most of the scratches on your paint are created during improper washing. If you’re interested in learning how a pro detailer does it, you can check out our Autoblog Details series right here. The video above is part of that series and features AMMO’s Larry Kosilla as he goes through the 10 best tools for washing your ride safely. We’ve included links to the products below. 

VIKING Mesh Bug Sponge – $7.79

A bug sponge like this one is designed to remove stuck contaminants like bugs or tar stains without damaging your paint. You’ll probably only want to use this one when absolutely necessary, but it’s a great secret weapon to have. It has a high-density core that’s covered by microfiber mesh, making it great for attacking that nasty debris that can build up after a few long drives.

Standard Waffle Weave Towels (3-pack) – $9.95 (50% off)

The waffle weave towel is a specialized kind of microfiber towel excellent for cleaning glass. This one has over 300,000 fibers per square inch and is made to withstand hundreds of washings. Make sure not to use your glass towels on the paint!

Griot’s Garage Paint Cleaning Clay (8 oz.) – $21.99

With this product, according pro detailer Larry Kosilla, “The trick is to clay your paint during the wash process to utilize the water and soap lubrication already present on your paint.” However, you don’t want to use this material on every wash, only when your paint is rough to the touch. This Griot’s Garage option provides 8 oz. of clay for use.

Mothers Premium Lambswool Car Wash Mitt – $18.99

Lambswool mitts lift dirt away from the surface of your paint rather than dragging it across, minimizing scratches that might occur by using a standard sponge or rag. Keep in mind, even though this mitt was made to get soaked, you’ll always want to air dry this product.

SIN SHINE Compressed Air 3.0 Multi-Use Electric Air Duster – $54.59

Even after drying your car with microfiber towels after a wash, often there’s still water left over in places like your mirrors, lights, door jams, and other hard-to-reach crevices. Compressed air or electric blowers like this one are great for blowing the water out of those spots to be more easily dried. This “electric air duster” can blow at 67.5 mph, has a 10 foot long…

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