I’d consider doing the Adam’s version today, but these also do the trick. I think it’s obvious that one bucket is for rinsing and the other is for the soap, two bucket method.
I have tried and thrown away so many wash pads that I’m ashamed to admit how many have come and gone. I discovered these about three years ago. I have tried from expensive Microfiber to the high-end lamb’s wool mitt, and I like these synthetic, relatively inexpensive ones from Adam’s the best. Many have come and gone, but these just keep getting used.
They used to make a 9″ version that was too small and an 11″ version that was too big. They redesigned it recently in a 10″ pad. I think that is the perfect size. I also prefer a pad to a mitt.
I just throw these in with my normal laundry in hot or cold and then drop them in the dryer. Don’t wash them with your microfiber. Let’s just pretend that I haven’t either, but trust me on this one.
They have a new formula that I actually like even more. It’s a little slicker than the stuff in this photo. I’ll update my photo when I run out the gallon and a half that I still have left.
The smell is amazing and since it’s pH balanced, it won’t harm your paint or strip your wax. You are actually better off letting it dry with soap rather than rinsing it off periodically if you’re in the sun.
There are better versions of this on the market now, but I only have one of these laying around just in case I don’t want to get the pressure washer and foam cannon out. It certainly doesn’t work as well, but it’s better than nothing. I used this for years before I got my pressure washer.
I will typically fill with Adam’s Car Shampoo.
You will want to get a male Gilmour Quick Connect for this.
I don’t have a need to use this stuff much any longer since both of my current cars have carbon ceramic brakes (I know…snob…but they are amazing). But if you have lowly steel brakes this is the one.
I used to use Sonax Full Effect. It certainly works, but I like this stuff much better. Just spray it on, and let it sit for a few minutes. It turns purple, then agitate.
Unfortunately Griot’s Garage stopped making their Lamb Skin Wheel Washing Mitts. These aren’t bad, but they do turn your hands black. I use these to clean the face and spokes of my wheels
One of my favorite things on a car is clean, well maintained, and natural black looking rubber. I’ve used a bunch of other all-purpose cleaners for the rubber on my trim and tires. I’ve come back to Griot’s as I’ve gotten the best results from it.
Friends don’t let friends have shiny tires! I love, love, love Perl. It gives me that perfect flat/satin finish on my tires. I apply it about every other time I wash the car with an Adam’s Foam Block. Adam’s Super VRT is good, but this is better.
I’m sure you could get some foam and cut it into blocks, but I’m too lazy to do that. I usually grab a dozen or so when I order stuff from Adam’s. I use these to apply CarPro Perl on the tires.