3”x5”x”1 striped applicator
Poly-sponge encased with white cotton
Excellent to use when applying dressings, conditioners, sealants, and other protective films to plastic, leather, vinyl, dashboards, trim pieces, and glass
Cotton has slight cleaning ability properties when applied with the right product due to the texture of cotton
Choosing the right applicator can sometimes be frustrating due to all the options available, but we will make it easy. Our Striped Dressing Applicator is encased in cotton but contains a poly-sponge inner material. Why would you use this type of applicator over a microfiber towel?
Using an applicator allows you to spread the product you are working with evenly while minimizing waste. When using a product such as a microfiber towel, you are essentially applying the product, removing the product, and absorbing the product all at the same time.
However, when using a poly-sponge type of product, while the sponge does absorb the product, merely squeezing on the applicator, the product is further dispensed from the sponge onto the area you are working it. It is no waste, more comfortable maneuvering in tight spaces, easier to identify what to use it for, and prevents decontamination when washing your microfiber towels.
Silicone and other chemicals are tough to remove on many surfaces. If silicone transfers from your applicator pad onto your detailing towels, even after washing, the silicone MIGHT be left behind, causing issues with your towels. Using an applicator allows you to keep all applicators separate and to quickly identify what items should go together for your wash load.
While many detailers cringe when they hear the word cotton, it still has its place. Cotton can provide a light “cut” due to the nature of the material. The "cut" cotton provides is perfect when applying light cleaners, all-in-one dressing cleaners, and other protective films with light cleaning properties. When using light pressure, this applicator will not only spread your product but also provide a slight “cut” or cleaning ability to the applied surface while remaining gentle.
The only area where we would not recommend using this product is on an area where the surface is susceptible to any abrasion. For instance, soft clear coat vehicles such as specific BMW colors, Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Porsche, and many other Japanese manufactures. These paints are easily affected by micro-marring and other light defects from the mildest abrasive type of materials. “Finishing” these vehicles out to a perfect finish is what separates a true professional from an enthusiast when the car is placed in direct sunlight.