From left to right, I use a "Detailer's Choice" body brush, a tire/wheel brush I got from Target, and a "Detailer's Choice" mitt on a pole for the roof. To Dry, I have an Absorber synthetic chamois, and an assortment of microfiber and 100% cotton towels.
I just bought something called, I think, chenille, to wash the car with. It looks like a really long, shaggy (about 3/4" nap) carpet, and the pile is most likely synthetic, possibly cotton.
Do you guys and gals know anything about this? Is it a good idea? I bought a mitt, and also one on a stick for the top of the car. If it's a bad idea, I can go buy a lambswool mitt, but I didn't see an on-a-stick version of the lambswool.
I thought about it and I usually stay away from ANY item that may contain nylon or synthetic fibers when it comes to washing the paint. Nylon scratches very easily and that's why I use the lamb's wool mitts.
If you're absolutely sure that it's 100% cotton, then I would go ahead and use it.
Another thing you may want to do depending on how anal you are is to cut off those nylon tags on your cotton towels. They will very EASILY scratch the heck out of that clear coat!