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Old 20-12-2019, 11:52 AM   #11
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It is commonly regarded by some to not reuse a MF after dealing with sealant. Even buffing off the MF will do its job and grab them.
I am sure Jon on the FDC on YouTube did a review and test. Even after washing there was clear evidence they did mar the paintwork after being used on sealants.
I will not use those on paintwork thereafter, just my choice. It's so difficult to be sure of the MF's after use and washing if they are damaged, but you can monitor how and what you use them on though and remove the "Risk".
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Old 18-02-2020, 05:09 PM   #12
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It is commonly regarded by some to not reuse a MF after dealing with sealant. Even buffing off the MF will do its job and grab them.
I am sure Jon on the FDC on YouTube did a review and test. Even after washing there was clear evidence they did mar the paintwork after being used on sealants.
I will not use those on paintwork thereafter, just my choice. It's so difficult to be sure of the MF's after use and washing if they are damaged, but you can monitor how and what you use them on though and remove the "Risk".
You’re confusing sealants with ceramic coatings. Using a cloth with the latter renders it useless.
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It is commonly regarded by some to not reuse a MF after dealing with sealant. Even buffing off the MF will do its job and grab them.
I am sure Jon on the FDC on YouTube did a review and test. Even after washing there was clear evidence they did mar the paintwork after being used on sealants.
I will not use those on paintwork thereafter, just my choice. It's so difficult to be sure of the MF's after use and washing if they are damaged, but you can monitor how and what you use them on though and remove the "Risk".
This is interesting, I haven't watched this yet but im assuming he tested them agains a Microfiber that had also been washed without using a sealant to rule out the washing of the towel to cause any marring
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You’re confusing sealants with ceramic coatings. Using a cloth with the latter renders it useless.
No, just throwing it in here as to what will affect actually MF
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Old 18-02-2020, 06:24 PM   #15
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This is interesting, I haven't watched this yet but im assuming he tested them agains a Microfiber that had also been washed without using a sealant to rule out the washing of the towel to cause any marring
The video is for ceramics, not sealants.

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Yeah using anything with hardening properties (hardcore ceramics, Cancoat etc) means you've to bin the cloth.

Don't believe coating toppers/sealants would warrant the same, though they obviously impact a towel's absorbancy over time.
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Old 18-02-2020, 08:32 PM   #17
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Yeah using anything with hardening properties (hardcore ceramics, Cancoat etc) means you've to bin the cloth.
You don’t need to bin MF’s used to remove/level/buff ceramic coatings - just drop them into a bucket of water containing an APC after every couple of panels and you will stop the coating from curing or hardening.

Wash as normal when you are able and they will be fine to use again.

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The video is for ceramics, not sealants.

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In that case, I won't worry I only use ceramics on my alloys and use a throwaway towel
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I do the same as Alan W. Have a bucket with microfibre wash in it and dump the towel I'm using after each panel. Do similar when cleaning glass, fabric or leather coats etc. It definitely prolongs their use.
I bin ceramic applicators.

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You don’t need to bin MF’s used to remove/level/buff ceramic coatings - just drop them into a bucket of water containing an APC after every couple of panels and you will stop the coating from curing or hardening.

Wash as normal when you are able and they will be fine to use again.

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Yeah you're most likely right. Given that applying ceramic (for me) is an annual event and I use inexpensive cloths for levelling ceramic or spreading something like cancoat it's not a big deal to use and chuck.
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