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    What to Think About When Washing a Coated Vehicle: The GYEON quartz Safe Wash Trifecta

    Good Day Autopia!

    I want to start a discussion on what we should be thinking about when we are washing our coated vehicles (much will apply to non coated vehicles as well) and how to do it using a few items from GYEON quartz.

    This ties in to staying focused on the reason we have installed a long term protective coating in the first place. We coat cars so that the vehicle`s surfaces do not feel the long term degradation when exposed to UV and harmful environmental contaminants. We also want to create an environment where the regular cleaning and wash maintenance of the vehicle is easy, safe, and highly effective. Aside from the exposure to UV and environment contaminant, the build up of regular dirt and debris when left on the surface for periods of time degrades the finish as well. The coatings will allow for a highly repellent surface so that the surface is easy to clean.

    Knowing that the coated surface is going to provide an anti static surface that should get dirty less often, and create a surface that wants to freely repel the build up of dirt and contaminant during normal use, we know that our responsibility is to now evacuate that loose dirt and debris as safely as possible without inducing any light surface marring. Washing is where the vast majority of "swirl marks" and light surface scratches are induced. We can chat in another article on wash technique, but lets look at some of the tools and components to a safe wash first, as these are the mediums through which we are physically touching the paint and will have a huge impact on whether or not we induce swirl marks.

    1. Your Wash Soap
    The wash soap should be thought of as more than a cleaner or detergent to break down loose dirt and grime. It also needs to function as the lubricant between the wash mitt and the paint itself. Using a high lubricity wash soap that feels very slick when moving the wash mitt across will help immensely in terms of keeping the finish scratch free. The product in the GYEON quartz line that focuses on high lubricity cleaning is Q2M Bathe. This soap is ph nuetral so it will not degrade any wax, sealant, or coating. It can be used in a foam cannon if desired. Use 15-20 ml of product in a 4 gallon bucket and you can truly feel the slickness it produces in the transfer.







    2. Your Wash Mitt
    The wash mitt is the tool that you are going to ask to pick up loose dirt and debris, hold it within the wash mitt, and then deliver it in to the rinse bucket of the 2 bucket wash method. The important aspect here is a clean and plush wash mitt that uses long fibers to pull loose dirt away from the paint and hold within the mitt, not rub it around the paint surface and induce scratches. The GYEON quartz Q2M Smoothie Wash Mitt is designed for exactly this function. It is constructed of high quality microfiber with a foam insert that holds tons of soap as well as effectively holds loose dirt off the paint when cleaning.







    3. Your Drying Towel
    The final point of contact, and the point of contact with the least lubrication involved is drying the vehicle. The choice in drying towel is very important. We want a highly absorbent towel with long fibers designed to safely move over the paint without trapping any contaminant that could scratch the finish. The GYEON quartz Q2M Silk Drier does this very well. It is a dual sided microfiber towel with long pointed fibers designed to absorb the water from the paint surface. The back of the towel is made of a tight knit weave designed to store the water that the long fibers on the downward facing side of the towel have drawn up.





    In summary, the goal of washing any car is to evacuate the loose dirt and contaminant (which are little tiny rocks waiting to scratch the heck out of the paint) safely and effectively without creating unwanted wash induced marring. The tools in which you choose to perform that process are very important.
    1. High Lubricity Wash Soap
    2. Long Fiber Wash Mitt
    3. Long Fiber and Absorbent Drying Towel

    Have fun!!
    Jeff McEachran
    National Brand Manager
    GYEON quartz USA
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    Re: What to Think About When Washing a Coated Vehicle: The GYEON quartz Safe Wash Trifecta

    Thanks for the write up Jeff.

    The Gyeon Silk Dryer is a nice drying towel. Now I know the idea behind the tight knit weave side of the towel.
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    Re: What to Think About When Washing a Coated Vehicle: The GYEON quartz Safe Wash Trifecta

    Smaller (16x16) Silk Dryers also make for great glass cleaning towels...

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    Yes sir!
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    Re: What to Think About When Washing a Coated Vehicle: The GYEON quartz Safe Wash Trifecta

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Smaller (16x16) Silk Dryers also make for great glass cleaning towels...
    Agreed!!
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    Thanks!
    I was always wondering about the other side of my silk dryers.

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