Best way to dry the car after washing?

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JamesC
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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by JamesC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:49 pm

FiestaRed wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:13 pm
davidw wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:24 pm
I'd say avoid using a Chamois as it can cause scratches from dirt getting trapped. Same as the squeegee blade. Your best bet is a good microfibre drying towel. I've had a few but the best one I've used so far is this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06 ... UTF8&psc=1

You can easily do the car with this and anything you do miss just get a finishing towel to mop it up.
The Silverback is a good towel but you can now also get "edgeless" ones from The Rag Company too. https://www.ragmasteruk.co.uk/brands/Th ... mpany.html
What one would you recommend on here?


FiestaRed
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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by FiestaRed » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:59 pm

I use their Dry Me A River towels. They're not cheap and there are better ones out now but I like them. Another thing to remember is to wash any microfiber towel before you use it, they seem to work better that way.

If you take a look at the "Detailing Channel" on YouTube, there's a full review on quite a few different drying towels. I think the Silverback came out top but the good thing with this video is you can see how Jon uses the towels. He simply lays them on the car and then lifts the towel off again. Below is a link to the second part of the review, Jon always goes into great detail about the stuff he reviews

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JamesC
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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by JamesC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:12 pm

Thanks matey, I will take a look over the weekend! :D


FiestaRed
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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by FiestaRed » Thu May 03, 2018 5:03 pm

Just to add to the long list of towels from the Rag Company, I've just found this YT video review done by White Details here in the UK.



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eusty
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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by eusty » Sun May 06, 2018 1:53 pm

Please don't lynch me......

I used to just chuck loads of RO water over it after finding, never any water marks!


Scotty_b
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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by Scotty_b » Thu May 10, 2018 12:22 pm

I've used these for years with great results.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/microfibr ... d_634.html

:D
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by JamesC » Thu May 10, 2018 2:18 pm

Cheers mate!

Do you wet the towel before using or not?


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Re: Best way to dry the car after washing?

Post by Scotty_b » Thu May 10, 2018 6:40 pm

No use dry
Astra K 1.4T 150 SRi, Summit white. De-Chromed with gloss black.


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