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Old 01-20-2013, 05:05 PM
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Hey everyone, so it's getting about that time that it is going to start warming up (at least for us in the south lol) and I'm gonna probably have my first big wash on my new Monte Carlo. On my oldcar that I just got rid of I used to use just normal towels and I had tried chamois though I didn't really like it all that much. I have thought about getting fake chamois as I have heard it's more absorbant and cheaper then real chamois to try it and see how it does. But I wanted some opinions and maybe get some ideas from all of you, when you wash your cars what do you guys use?
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:21 PM
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Genuine chamois and/or microfiber towels is what I use. I tried a couple different artificial chamois and didn't care for them. They left little ***** of material on the finish so I would have to follow up with a towel to remove them.
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:53 PM
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I like the XL Absorber - works like a charm!
 
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I'm stuck with the microfiber towels, get a bag of about 50 at Sam's Club for like $16 and use the heck out of them on the cars exterior, then evolve them as they wear to wiping the engine, wheels etc. . Yet I also us the California Water Blade first which removes about 75% of the water before I use the towels. Walmart has them or eBay too.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:40 PM
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I've been using this blue sponge-like drying towel I got from walmart a long time ago...I don't think they sell it anymore. ): Its not like some of the fake chamois that have the faux texture, its more spongey & does not trap dirt. Its probably the best cloth I've ever used.
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:06 PM
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Invest in a good quality, Waffle weave microfiber towel, they are designed for drying

Cheapo ones are prone to scratching,
Waterblades will scratch becuase we do not detail in a vacume chamber there is always dust( if you truly want to use one of there i sugest using a quick detailer while drying )
 
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Originally Posted by Red Nightmare View Post
I've been using this blue sponge-like drying towel I got from walmart a long time ago...I don't think they sell it anymore. ): Its not like some of the fake chamois that have the faux texture, its more spongey & does not trap dirt. Its probably the best cloth I've ever used.
It's probably an Absorber. They still exist, I have 2.

With my rinseless car wash system, I got "The Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave By Cobra, 20 x 40 inches" and I have to say... it's by far the best thing that I have dried my car with.

The main thing to realize about drying a car, is to lay the cloth on the paint flat, and then lightly press down to absorb the water, try not to wipe the cloth back and forth.
 
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Hi iMuf,

To dry I use the "Water Blade" (works great)

My leaf blower after the water blade to blow out the water in the doors, trunk/hood etc..
If you have a good wax on your ride, the remaing water just blows away....(Be careful with the blower not to hit your ride) I put rubber molding on my blower outlet for extra protection) I've learned it pays to protect (wow)

Finish with a good chamois...

Then spray detail with mirco towels...the complete exterior/door jams/trunk, under the hood etc.
Clean inside windows/interior & dress tires...
Then, I'm ready 2 roll/cruise & get out on the highways to enjoy
 

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Budsjlm View Post
Invest in a good quality, Waffle weave microfiber towel, they are designed for drying

Cheapo ones are prone to scratching,
Waterblades will scratch becuase we do not detail in a vacume chamber there is always dust( if you truly want to use one of there i sugest using a quick detailer while drying )
Go to Adams and get a waffle drying towel there great and no scratching.
Adam's Great White Microfiber Drying Towel
 
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I use a gas pedal and an interstate. 80mph and all the water is gone after about a mile or two. Also the quickest Ive found lol.
 

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