How many trad cloths worth buying?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    2 days worth then can do all in one wash. I have 5 scrims, 12 micro fibres. (All for detailing.) And more than that in sill cloths- lots of the little micro fibres from B and Q for sills which soak up the dirt. This isn't enough detailing cloths, is it?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    It depends how much you need to detail
    I was wfp tops and tradding bottoms all last week and honestly only used 1 detailing cloth (wilkos glass cloth)

    If you are detailing more then try 2 cloths and leave 1 to dry on the dashboard while using the other and swap when needed so you always have 1 of them dry

    I use a lot of little sill cloths as i will just chuck it in the motor and get a new one once it gets grubby/wet
    Asda sell a 1 kilo box of microfibre in the motoring section for £7 which is 35 cloths
    Perfect for sill cloths
     
  3. Clisty1989

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    6 scrim last 2 of us 2 days when 100% trad
     
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    10 scrims, and 20 sill cloths minimum if you are full time trad imo. Save all the dirty ones up and bung them in one wash together when you get down to your last few.
     
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    1 scrim or micro can last me a week (3 days). 3 or 4 sill cloths a week!
     
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    2 scrims a day washed every day. Microfiber Sill cloth gets washed once a week
     
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    I used the same microfibre from last week today and swapping it tomorrow
    This 0 detailing lark is good
     
  8. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    I must be rubbish at squeegeeing as I will get through one scrim detailing a bungalow. I thought leaving a microfiber or scrim to dry to use a gain wasn't good as it had absorbed all the fairy liquid and needed a wash before drying and using again.
     
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    I used a scrim today for about 10 hours for detailing where needed, wasn't even damp. Will use the same one tomo and Thursday!
     
  10. windowsurfer

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    I use a lot of scrims and sill cloths every time I trad. Radiators full of drying cloths. My wife tells me I go overboard, but thats just me. Much prefer wfp saves the washing bill.
     
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