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What is the best wash mitt out there? The Uber wool mitt or what?

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I just bought an Über wool mitt that came in yesterday. I haven't used it yet, but holy crap is it super soft and plush. I'll test it tomorrow. I've been washing with microfiber wash mitts before the Über wool.
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I just bought an Über wool mitt that came in yesterday. I haven't used it yet, but holy crap is it super soft and plush. I'll test it tomorrow. I've been washing with microfiber wash mitts before the Über wool.
I'll be anxiously awaiting your thoughts on the mitt after using it. I am needing a new mitt, just want to make sure it's worth it before I drop $35 on one.

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Jumbo, I'm about to start ordering stuff but had another question. Might be dumb, but gotta make sure since i have to do headlights first on the gfs car. I see that griots has a 3" da as well, would I be able to use just 3" pads on the larger da as well?

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Jumbo, I'm about to start ordering stuff but had another question. Might be dumb, but gotta make sure since i have to do headlights first on the gfs car. I see that griots has a 3" da as well, would I be able to use just 3" pads on the larger da as well?

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I would like to know this as well because Ive been eying the Griots 3" myself. I know theres a 3" backing plate for the PC, but I dont know if its got too much power, or if its unwieldy with such a small pad.

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Jumbo, I'm about to start ordering stuff but had another question. Might be dumb, but gotta make sure since i have to do headlights first on the gfs car. I see that griots has a 3" da as well, would I be able to use just 3" pads on the larger da as well?

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Yes, you can order a 3" backing plate for your big Griots and use 3" pads with it. A lot of guys do that, but I like having the little 3" Griots simply because its smaller and fits into tighter spots. When I first bought my 3" Griots, I wasn't really sure how much I'd use it. But I was pretty surprised just how handy that little sucker is.

Price wise, it's obviously much cheaper to go the route you're wanting. $10 backing plate vs. a $100 3" Griots makes much more sense. But if you've got $100 burning a hole in your pocket, the 3" Griots is a fun machine.
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20% Off at AutoGeek!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In my cart it says 20% off but it only calculates as 11.7%? Anyone else notice this? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

I can get 10% off at DD + free shipping. They have a nice package with the Griots, backing plate, 5 Uber 5.5" pads, 6 Uber MF towel, FG400, SF4000 and PL for $299 - 10% = $269.10 shipped

Or with the 20% (11.7%?) discount at AG I can get the Groits, LC backing plate, 6 LC 5.5" pads, FG400, SF4000 and PL for $254.35 shipped

The Uber pads are slightly better I think I remember reading? Do you think it's better to get the Uber pads (5) plus the Uber MF towels instead of the LC pads (6) for $14.75 more? Thanks!


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Use coupon code NEWBIE for 15% off at Detailers Domain. I used FALL13 last week for 15% off as well, but not sure if that one still works.

AutoGeek has really good customer service, I'll bet if you called them and explain the math, they'd fix it for you.
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Thanks for the coupon code and quick response! I tried that code before but must not have had it in caps. That pretty much makes the decision for me
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Yes, you can order a 3" backing plate for your big Griots and use 3" pads with it. A lot of guys do that, but I like having the little 3" Griots simply because its smaller and fits into tighter spots. When I first bought my 3" Griots, I wasn't really sure how much I'd use it. But I was pretty surprised just how handy that little sucker is.

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Awesome. Thank you for your help sir

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Hey guys, I did the BHLM yesterday and now the exterior of the lens has a haze to it. I believe it's from being too close to the heating element in the stove. The haze disappears with window clearer, only to reappear when it dries. It's almost like a film u can wipe away with your finger, to a degree. Any thought on making a pass with the DA and some Menzerna FG 400? I should also mention, I had went over the lights with FG 400in the past and sealed it with PL...not sure if the wax played a role in the hazing or not.

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Make another pass with 400 and see where youre at.
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I had the same haziness on my lights after the bhlm. I hit them with 1500 and 4000 while i was doing the rest of the truck. They came out great.

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Hey Jumbo, have you had a chance to try out that new wash mitt and what are your thoughts compared to microfiber mitts?

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