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Microfibre drying towels

Post by mikkelz » Tue May 22, 2018 2:53 pm

Hi all

I'm looking for some recommendations with regards to your preferred microfibre drying towels? With my recent interest in car detailing (OK, washing my own car, not quite detailing it yet), I find one area that is currently lacking is drying it.

I got a yellow "drying towel" with a microfibre wash mitt from Shield and whilst the size of it is nice, it doesn't do a great job when it actually comes to drying. It seems to leave very faint trails of water behind. And I usually end up having to take a smaller microfibre cloth and wipe up after it. Kind of pointless, right?

Locally available, it seems that Meguiars has a decent drying towel, but before I take the plunge and spend what seems like quite a lot of money, I'm interested to find out which towels you're using for drying after washing your cars? There doesn't appear to be a lot to choose from. And the shipping/import costs from overseas are painful.

P.S. Even though I'm in Cape Town, I still wash my car! With harvested rain water, of course. ;)
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Re: Microfibre drying towels

Post by Jeff_ZA » Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 am

1. Chamois cloth works great, it rubbery and absorbs water with ease.

2. Thick quality Facecloth also works great.

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Re: Microfibre drying towels

Post by xStatic » Wed May 23, 2018 3:29 pm

Found the below works best for me...

http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... cts_id=823
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Re: Microfibre drying towels

Post by mikkelz » Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 am

I'd be a bit worried about using a chamois as they feel quite hard and might scratch your clear coat? But I guess you need to make sure you've washed and rinsed thoroughly first.

That cloth from Crazy Detailer looks a good bet.
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Re: Microfibre drying towels

Post by Jeff_ZA » Fri May 25, 2018 8:58 am

mikkelz wrote:I'd be a bit worried about using a chamois as they feel quite hard and might scratch your clear coat? But I guess you need to make sure you've washed and rinsed thoroughly first.

That cloth from Crazy Detailer looks a good bet.

Follow the instruction, keep it damp when u store it in its container.

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Re: Microfibre drying towels

Post by mikkelz » Fri May 25, 2018 9:24 am

Thanks Jeff.
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Re: Microfibre drying towels

Post by STaX » Fri May 25, 2018 3:54 pm

Nothing wrong with the CD one but also look at https://pristinedetailing.co.za/collect ... cloth60x80 and https://pristinedetailing.co.za/collect ... dryer60x80

The problem with chamois is that if there is any debris left on the paintwork you could scratch the paint.
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