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Old 13-02-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question Using a drying aid with a larger drying towel

I'm mostly a novice when it comes to real detailing, but I'd like to think I have my regular wash routine down to quite a good level.

There's one thing missing though and that's a proper usage of a drying aid. I know the technique, that I've seen from AMMO NYC, where Larry uses regular sized MF towels and his Hydrate product to dry the paint.

But I have a larger, specially dedicated drying towel (Gyeon Silkdryer). So far I've used it only by lightly dragging the towel on the car, with only the towel itself providing the weight on the car. It does it's job very well, but I presume a drying aid could improve the slickness and decrease any risk of scratching the paint even further?

How should I be using a drying aid with a larger drying towel? Should I just spray the drying aid on the panel, section by section and wiping it off as I do usually? Or should I spray something on the towel itself as well?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
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Old 13-02-2018, 11:13 AM   #2
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I have a large towel also (In2Detailing "Drinker"). I usually just spray a few squirts across a wet panel and then lay the towel on it. I start with the roof to get the towel a bit damp, helps it soak up water on the rest of the car. Then I just go panel by panel. I don't spray anything onto the towel itself, it soon gets damp and picks up some of the drying aid anyway.
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Their are a few methods so experiment and see what works for you.

If I use a large drying towel I tend to spray DODO Juice Future Armour on each panel then proceed to dry, you can spray directly on the the towel if you wish
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Old 13-02-2018, 03:17 PM   #4
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i use a qd as a drying aid with my plush drying towel.
just spray the panel and wipe and if you like a couple of sprays on the towel will help
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Old 13-02-2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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I do a mix of pat and drag dry, spray on my qd with a nice plush mf.
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Old 14-02-2018, 07:21 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback guys!
Once the freezing tempratures are gone here in Estonia (around -7 and -12 for the next 1-2 weeks at least), then I'll start washing the car myself again. Will restock with some qd for that time, to use when drying.
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Old 14-02-2018, 09:09 AM   #7
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With my car wet, I just spray AM Details QD all over it and then dry the car with a towel. I still don't really know why I do it or what it does, smells good though.
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Old 14-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #8
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I use a mixture of AG Aqua wax and Sonax BSD presently as a drying aid - works very well and adds to the finish.

Did this on a neighbours car last year that had no wax etc at all on it and the difference was amazing, really enhanced the finish and added some gloss to the car, just with a quick spritz of this as a drying aid...
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Old 14-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #9
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I use a damp clean mf cloth with BSD or Aquawax (or sometimes a mix of the two). Fold it in four (to give a cushion) and just glide it around with no downward pressure.

Every panel i stop and wring out the water it has picked up, give it a good shake then refold it in four again and move onto next panel.



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I always use auto finesse finale as a drying aid just spray it on the towel to save product. Can sometimes look abit streaky at first but go's away it self
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