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I usually use the bog standard sort that you get for a quid at Halfrauds and the like. Always no probs but their longevity is questionable.

 

So, are there 'posh sponges' out there that do a better job long term? Not looking for wash mitts, before they're suggested - thanks. :D

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Synthetic bog standard sponges hold grit and will scratch the finish, better with a proper lambswool mitt imo, much more expensive but will last years and help keep the grit away from the paintwork. Minimum I would use would be a microfibre one that can be had for less than a tenner.

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2 hours ago, dan101smith said:

I find most of the sponges you buy can struggle to get the fine dirt off. For that, I tend to use a Brillo pad, then go over the area afterwards with some scrunched up tin foil and goose fat.

 

Do that in straight lines though, otherwise you'll end up causing swirl marks & cobwebs . . . . . .:lol:

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On 2/27/2018 at 3:39 PM, WRussell said:

Got one of these the other week and it's brilliant 

 

https://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/products/flexipads-merino-wash-mitt

With those straps they could be used as carpet slippers around the house too!

 

Thanks for the link....

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1 hour ago, cableguy said:

I’ve found a few of them in pairs of knickers in the past.....

:shock: 

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On 5/12/2018 at 11:30 PM, Retset said:

I bought a £1 Halfords sponge!

 

I'm pleased to say it was to cut up and turn into applicators for tyre dressing :lol:

 

I buy Asda smart price washing up sponges for that job.

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