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Jumbo Car Sponge - 30p each or 2 for 50P @ Asda!

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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Was in Asda earlier and saw they had Jumbo sized car sponges for only 30p each or two for 50p! Bargain!
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#1
Excellent price, heat and rep to you Sir.
#2
wouldnt use them on the car, cause loads of paint damage

cheap though
#3
"wouldnt use them on the car, cause loads of paint damage"

how come?
#4
AJD851
"wouldnt use them on the car, cause loads of paint damage"

how come?


He puts his sponge in a bed of nails before cleaning. Not sure your mixing a sponge up with a metal scouring brush maybe?
#5
Paint a face on it and, hey presto, a cheap Sponge Bob toy! Have some heat.
#6
THE GAFFER
wouldnt use them on the car, cause loads of paint damage

cheap though
A car sponge that damages the paintwork:whistling:
#7
andym6561
A car sponge that damages the paintwork:whistling:


He does have a bit of a point, but it's only a problem if you wash from one bucket, where all the grit and dirt stays in the sponge and dirty water. That's why I got three buckets (see my other post) too - that way, the sponge clears in the second bucket, and rinses in the third, before using the clean soapy water in the first. A hassle, but good for the paintwork :)
#8
ricaird
He does have a bit of a point, but it's only a problem if you wash from one bucket, where all the grit and dirt stays in the sponge and dirty water. That's why I got three buckets (see my other post) too - that way, the sponge clears in the second bucket, and rinses in the third, before using the clean soapy water in the first. A hassle, but good for the paintwork :)


Surely thats common sense, nothing to do with the sponge at all.:oops:
#9
Adam2050
Surely thats common sense, nothing to do with the sponge at all.:oops:


Common sense, the least common of all the senses.

I personally use a Lambs Wool Washmitt, but they're a damn sight more expensive than 30p.

Heat.
#10
Alternatively, I usually get sponges down at poundland - 4 for £1
#11
andym6561
A car sponge that damages the paintwork:whistling:


wash a dirty car with a sponge and all you are doing is rubbing the dirt around your paint causing scratching, the suface of the sponge cant absorb dirt it collects it on the surface and you then move it around your paint work, you will see it on a clean car when the sun hits it and it looks like the paint has loads of circular swirl marks, not a good thing
#12
THE GAFFER
wash a dirty car with a sponge and all you are doing is rubbing the dirt around your paint causing scratching, the suface of the sponge cant absorb dirt it collects it on the surface and you then move it around your paint work, you will see it on a clean car when the sun hits it and it looks like the paint has loads of circular swirl marks, not a good thing
So how come my car has no scratches, and i use a sponge to clean it.:whistling:
#13
THE GAFFER
wash a dirty car with a sponge and all you are doing is rubbing the dirt around your paint causing scratching, the suface of the sponge cant absorb dirt it collects it on the surface and you then move it around your paint work, you will see it on a clean car when the sun hits it and it looks like the paint has loads of circular swirl marks, not a good thing


Haven't you thought about rinsing?:p
#14
andym6561
So how come my car has no scratches, and i use a sponge to clean it.:whistling:


trust me if you wash with a sponge every panel will be, try looking at it under a bright light
#15
ricaird
Haven't you thought about rinsing?:p


i dont wash with a sponge, and my cars dont have these scratches, i know how to wash a car properly do you?
#16
andym6561
So how come my car has no scratches, and i use a sponge to clean it.:whistling:
You are either not looking close enough or you may be lucky enough to have a unique paint finish that no else has on their car! :whistling:

My dad and I each bought new cars in May and both of them happened to be black, which seems to emphasis paint defects more than any other colour.

He washes his with a sponge and I always use a mitt. When both cars are clean and the light is right, I can see lots of swirls in his paintwork that are barely visible in mine.

I wouldn't ever use a sponge on a new car now.
#17
5th Gear TV show did a test on this and proved that hand washing does indeed causes thousands of small scratches that dull paintwork.
#18
I like the swirls
#19
Same price in Wikos for two.
#20
abarthman
You are either not looking close enough or you may be lucky enough to have a unique paint finish that no else has on their car! :whistling:

My dad and I each bought new cars in May and both of them happened to be black, which seems to emphasis paint defects more than any other colour.

He washes his with a sponge and I always use a mitt. When both cars are clean and the light is right, I can see lots of swirls in his paintwork that are barely visible in mine.

I wouldn't ever use a sponge on a new car now.
Guess i must have a unique paint finish then! rinse car, then use sponge to clean. and no scratches. Never known anyone that produces car sponges to be sued by car owners.:whistling:
#21
andym6561
Guess i must have a unique paint finish then! rinse car, then use sponge to clean. and no scratches. Never known anyone that produces car sponges to be sued by car owners.:whistling:


rinsing your car doesnt remove the grit, salt and mud.
sponges dont scratch you car its the dirt on the surface of the paint that does the scratching think about it
#22
THE GAFFER
wash a dirty car with a sponge and all you are doing is rubbing the dirt around your paint causing scratching, the suface of the sponge cant absorb dirt it collects it on the surface and you then move it around your paint work, you will see it on a clean car when the sun hits it and it looks like the paint has loads of circular swirl marks, not a good thing


Hey it's only a car - how long are you expecting it to last! If you can afford something interesting, fast and valuable pay someone else to wash it. :whistling:
#23
THE GAFFER
rinsing your car doesnt remove the grit, salt and mud.
sponges dont scratch you car its the dirt on the surface of the paint that does the scratching think about it


This is why I jet it down with the pressure washer before washing it.
#24
THE GAFFER
rinsing your car doesnt remove the grit, salt and mud.
sponges dont scratch you car its the dirt on the surface of the paint that does the scratching think about it
Pressure washers are not that good are they.:whistling:
#25
Dave-T
Hey it's only a car - how long are you expecting it to last! If you can afford something interesting, fast and valuable pay someone else to wash it. :whistling:

wouldnt trust anyone to wash it, may only be a car but still needs to be looked after, moron

ricaird
This is why I jet it down with the pressure washer before washing it.
em pressure washer doesnt remove all the dirt,

andym6561
Pressure washers are not that good are they.:whistling:

depends on your machine :whistling:
#26
THE GAFFER

em pressure washer doesnt remove all the dirt,


Correct - that's why I wash it afterwards :-D

Seriously, it seems that you're good at telling everyone what NOT to do, and how bad everything is, but haven't really contributed much in terms of what SHOULD be done instead.
#27
I never wash my car for fear of damaging it ;-)
#28
ricaird;4058032
Correct - that's why I wash it afterwards :-D

Seriously, it seems that you're good at telling everyone what NOT to do, and how bad everything is, but haven't really contributed much in terms of what SHOULD be done instead.
xxxxx

this is not forum for car detailing, im only saying that the sponges damage the paint end of!
banned#29
THE GAFFER
moron

this is not forum for car detailing, im only saying that the sponges damage the paint end of!

Post reported. Although you are right about sponges causing thousands of scratches
1 Like #30
Ok, I'm a self-employed car valet so I thought I'd throw in some constructive advice.

On the sponges - yes they do cause damage to the paintwork, basically the dirt gets trapped in between the sponge and the paintwork, thus causing the swirls. Even if you rinse your car beforehand...

What you should be doing, is buy a wash mitt, no need to go for a super expensive one, but they are infinatly better than sponges at absorbing dirt and the like. Also, you should really use two buckets, one to rinse off the dirty mitt and other one obviously with your shampoo water.

So... Basically, what I do when I'm washing my car at home: Quick jet wash to remove majority of the **** (if you're feeling particularly clever get some citrus degreaser for this stage also!) > Wash from top to bottom with washmitt and two bucket method > Sheet water off with unpressurized hose ("Sheeting" the water off greatly reduces the amount of water left on the car, so less water marks for those of you in hard water areas!)

You could go into infinate depth regarding car detailing but I feel this is basic stuff anyone should try and do so that their paintwork is kept as nice as possible!
#31
Same at Wilko
#32
I use these to wash myself - am I likely to damage my skin with trapped particles of dirt?
Also use the ASDA shower gel at 8 pence a bottlehttp://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm151/regcarf/P1070397.jpg
#33
regcar
I use these to wash myself - am I likely to damage my skin with trapped particles of dirt?
Also use the ASDA shower gel at 8 pence a bottlehttp://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm151/regcarf/P1070397.jpg


Laugh if you want, but sponges trap dirt. Paying 30p for a sponge and using in on a car that costs over £10K is madness. Much like those who spend £600 on a TV and £9 on a wall bracket.

This isn't like HDMI cables where minimal difference can be seen under an election microscope.
#34
androoski;4057154
5th Gear TV show did a test on this and proved that hand washing does indeed causes thousands of small scratches that dull paintwork.


Here`s the video of that test:- http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1701276842?bctid=5705773001

Here is another video on the best way to wash your car:- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7598756069207401372&q=showcargarage.com (yes, he does have a metal leg)

I would`nt use sponges if you care for your car, and I always use the 2 bucket method:)
#35
bigbak;4060986
This isn't like HDMI cables where minimal difference can be seen under an election microscope.
"election microscope":lol::lol: oh that's a good one!
#36
My car goes through a car wash, and doesn't come out covered in scratches :thumbsup:
#37
2 for 50p in wilkinsons - has been for a long time

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