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Old 09-03-2006   #1
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what do you use to dry your car?

i have been using like old pool towels and **** like that but i hate using them, they just spread the water around and barely absorb any water. I think i heard cotton isnt good to use on cars but i dont know if thats true....whats a good cloth to use to dry cars and where can i get them? thanks
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i use a silicone squeegee thingy to take all the excess water off my car, then i go around with "The Absorber" and get all the little dropletts... it does the job pretty well
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I have a bunch of microfiber towels that I use. I use one to pick up the excess water, wring it out, pick up more water, etc. Then use dry ones to get the rest.
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i just get most of it with the wiper, then get the rest with microfiber cloth. but usually im lazy and just drive on the freeway for a bit. only leaves a few spots.
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The absorber. Ignore the haters, i've been using it for like 6 years now, great stuff.
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never heard of the absorber

i guess ill use microfiber next time

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i use the california blade **** does wonders. then i just go over the car with a microfiber towel for the stuff i missed.
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Anything on the page below is great, I highly suggest the water magnet drying towel. The water blade works well and then use this to get up the rest in cracks and so on. For a really professional job make sure to dry inside the door sills and the gas filler cover. Also make sure to get underneath the mirrors, blow the water out and soak it up as it runs down, otherwise the first time you see wind you will have streaks, the same goes for the lug nuts on your wheels, commonly overlooked but can help keep the overall appearance for longer with less effort and frustration.
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where can i pick this stuff up, rep for everyone by the way
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The absorber all day everyday.... You can get it at autozone, pep boys etc......
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i use the mr clean auto dry car wash thing and i just let nature take its course
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that thing sucks for caked on dirt, its only good for pollen and dust....i had it and threw it out
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um i think when you wash your car, you need something to actually wipe the car down. ofcourse spraying water wont clean it off.
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i try not to let dirt get caked on therefore ive never really had a problem with it. i mean yeah a few spots here and there but other than that i like it.
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well with the mr clean thing you use the filtered water attachment thing and you are supposed to let it air dry because "it has no spots" since it is filtered

i didnt like it tho, its hard for me to wash my car often to where there is no caked on dirt. Today was the first time i washed my car in almost a month since there was rain like every other day

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yeah. i try to wash it about once a week and i try to wax about once a month. but sometimes it doesnt work out that way for me lol
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You should be able to get most of these products at any auto parts store. Autozone, pepboys, oreillys, advance auto and so on, in fact I think walmart sells some of it.
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California water blade. then chamois what's left. It doesn't have to be "the absorber" either.
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after washing the car, i actually go for a drive

60mph, for like 2 minutes

come back, and just start the rest
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i use mr. clean autodry and if i get restless, i'll use microfiber towels. what is the absorber anyway?
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i use mr. clean autodry and if i get restless, i'll use microfiber towels. what is the absorber anyway?
Some sort of drying towel that absorbs water like no tomorrow.
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i used the microfiber towels last weekend, they did a good job but didnt absorb that well
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The absorber. Ignore the haters, i've been using it for like 6 years now, great stuff.
yeah the absorber works great
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absorber is the win!
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just use an air gun!!! hehehe.. hen a dry towel
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california wiper blade, then finish it off with a soft towel.
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Well my bro finished washing his car one day and I just finished some yard work out back with a leaf blower so... longs story short I helped him blow the water off and he went over it with a towel. It actually worked pretty well, got the water out of all the cracks and wheels too
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I use some kind of armor all carwash which works pretty well. I then use the microfiber towel to dry it.
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I use a California "Water Blade" to get the brunt of it off and then get the remaining with "The Absorber". For the door and trunk sills, I use a real Chamois.
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