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    Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car



    Can somebody explain to me why I wash my car and I think I do a good job maybe Iím just not scrubbing hard enough but every time I dry it with a white microfiber itís like the car was never washed is this normal??? Thanks


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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    What car soap do you use?
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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    Could this be from dirt that's inbedded into plastic or seams? Dirt that may be hiding in the grill, rearview mirrors or license plate? Dirty water that's coming from inside the gas cap or from under the trunk lid?

    I get the same thing when I apply sealant to windows. Get too close to the edge where the plastic/rubber borders are and the applicator picks up black.

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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    I use chemical guys my pink and the yellow citrus one , at first I thought it might be the corners and stuff but the pic I posted is a door panel in the middle after I power rinse the car then foamed it rinsed the foam off, foamed it again and. Then washed it with two clean wash mitts


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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    There must be some type of road film left on the paint even after a thorough wash and rinse. I know sometimes this has happened to me before, on a light green towel I have and it is disconcerting for sure!

    I’ve used the CG citrus wash and found it to be great, thought it cleaned well, had great slickness, nice scent which always helps and felt the car looked much better after it’s use. I’ve only used a small bottle of Mr. pink, not being overly impressed and stuck with the Citrus one, buying a gallon even.

    Is it possible the soap may not be cleaning as well as hoped?
    The towel seems to also have some pink staining, is this possibly the soap?
    Do you use a drying aid of some sort?

    I know my wash media can be affected by rinseless washes as they encapsulate dirt and then being lifted from the surface by the drying towel(s). Wonder if something similar is happening here..
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    Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    Oh no the pink is the red off of a red mf towel I washed with it the other day, thatís a good point maybe itís some kind of road grease that the soap canít get off maybe Iíll try a degreased if some sort before I foam it up and hell yes itís very disappointing I feel like going back to a dark towel my ignorance was bliss lol


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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    Go with Meg's HyperWash. Best wash I have ever used.

    I'll be willing to bet your next pic of that white towel after a wash will be very different...........
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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    Is it clean white prior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bgates222 View Post


    Can somebody explain to me why I wash my car and I think I do a good job maybe I’m just not scrubbing hard enough but every time I dry it with a white microfiber it’s like the car was never washed is this normal??? Thanks


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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    It was yes


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    Re: Help why is my white mf towel always dirty after I wash my car

    Itís the second time Iíve had this happen the first time I just figured ok maybe I wasnít paying attention during the wash but this time I made sure to


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