A lot of us have grown to love the Nanoskin Autoscrub system. It is a time saver when decontaminating the paint. In my article on the Nanoskin Foam Pads I discussed the benefits of the system, and how to properly use them.
I love the pads for vans and larger vehicles, but for smaller cars I found myself always using the pads by hand. Why by hand?! For me, I like to be able to feel and hear the contamination on the paint. Sound is a big thing, the tone of the pad being moved across the surface changes when the contaminates are removed, when using a polisher this isn’t something you can hear over the machine.
Because of the above reasons, my new go to is the Nanoskin Wash Mitt. I am able to use my hand inside the mitt to better feel and hear contamination being removed. My procedure for using the wash mitt is to start with a standard 2 bucket wash method. I like to remove any particles that may be on the surface. Although, it can be used without the wash, I err on the side of safety. After my wash, I will fill up a new bucket with my CG Citrus Wash and Clear, and dip my Mitt. I will then gently go over the surface in small back and forth motions, decontaminating a panel at a time. After each panel, the mitt is rinsed the the bucket. This allows more soap to be used ensuring there is not marring to the surface.
Be very gentle on hard body lines and edges. Too much pressure and the polymer on the Mitt can transfer to the painted surface. Also, don’t use any of the Nanoskin products around solvents like Tarminator, these products will cause the polymer on the Mitt to “melt” or soften them to the point that the Mitt could be useless.
As always thanks for reading!