chamois okay for drying?

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  1. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    They work good, but are they safe??
    If not, what's better to use to dry with? Our water here sucks, If I don't dry it up right away, before the sun does, there are massive water spots, that most of the time look dirty from the crappy water.
     
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    terry towels :dunno:
     
  3. black 3g

    black 3g Guest

    :nono:


    Microfiber will work the best. Terry towels and chamois will scratch. If you want to get fancy, pick up a microfiber waffle weave. I have one and love it.


    You might also want to pick up a good quick detailer(Meguiars is good). Spray it on while your car is still wet, then dry the vehicle. This will help reduce any water spots that might be left behind.
     
  4. RenaultFreak

    RenaultFreak OMG

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    what about those drying blades? those scare the crap out of me :o
     
  5. millennium328

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    i have had good expirances with drying blades... you dont try and get all the water with those. you get the big pools on flat surfaces such as you hood, side panels, trunk, ect... then after get get the majority of the water with that go over it with a towel.
     
  6. toconnx

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    the autopia guide says that drying blades made specifically for your car work well and will not scratch. Although I'd still be scared of picking up some particles and scraping them along the car
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Honestly, I'd just stick with microfiber towels.
     
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    Anyone else use the lamb skin dryers?
     
  9. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    Ya you just have to be really, really carefull. If some thing were to get on the blade and you were pulling in accross your paint. :noes: It takes me way to long to dry my car that way.

    I wash my car with Quick&Easy wash one panel at a time and dry with a few waffle weave microfibers.
     
  10. Buck-O

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    Personally i use an absorber syntehtic chamis to wipe off large portions of water. Almost like a squeege/waterblade, then imidiatly spot dry with a large microfiber drying towel to get the little droppletsand prevent spotting.


    I personally have never had much of a problem with the absorber scratching the paint.
     
  11. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    same thing I do
     
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    Large plush Microfiber and (or just a) I use a 320 mph Echo backpack blower for the trapped water.
     
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    diapers work best.
     
  14. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :eek4: No nap, if anything gets between the diaper and paint you will get scratches.
     
  15. 93CivicEX

    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    is 'the absorber' show and shine approved?

    I like it :dunno:
     
  16. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I used a microfiber last time I dried, felt like it was sticking almost to the surface of the car. I thought maybe I was using one I used to wax or polish with and just didn't wash it good enough, so I broke open a brand new one and it did the same.
     
  17. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    :dunno: sounds like you might need to clay.
     
  18. Buck-O

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    Werd...mad paint contamination.
     
  19. nosaj

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    I use the absorber and like it.
     
  20. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I did clay it, before I put polish/sealant/wax on for winter
     
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    I use air to blow off most of the beads, then use microfiber waffle towels to dry it off.
     

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