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Old 13-03-2018, 08:43 PM   #1
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Drying Towels - 'residual dampness'

I have used a few drying towels over the years, and all, once they are noticeably damp (so well before the point where you would be able to wring anything out of them) have experienced leaving a damp film over the surface (noticeable in particular on glass). This is irrespective of weather conditions

The only way to get rid of it is to go over with a bone-dry MF/towel.

Is this normal?

I was thinking of truing a silverback; do they do this too?
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Old 17-03-2018, 10:02 PM   #2
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I only dry glass with a waffle weave towel- currently race glaze

For bodywork- I switched to lightweight drying towels years ago and never looked back, in my opinion superior in every way to the heavier towels which never worked well for me, particularly when it came to washing and drying- which took forever
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I've found with thick/plush towela that there is always some dampness or water streaks left. I normally then buff the car with a MF and QD I've found the twisted pile stuff from in2detailing was more effective at drying. Then again, I've always buffed the bodywork with a MF and QD after a maintenance wash.
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Had this with loads of drying towels until I bought Gyeons. Its a game changer so bin all your other ones and get one of these. You won’t be dissapointed.
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I find if they are not washed properly I get that, as they do not absorb the water correctly.

I always use wash liquid and vinegar in the softener drawer.

Tumble dry on a low heat, but not until bone dry. I then let them dry naturally.

I too prefer the smaller towels, and use Purple Monsters.
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I've found with thick/plush towela that there is always some dampness or water streaks left. I normally then buff the car with a MF and QD I've found the twisted pile stuff from in2detailing was more effective at drying. Then again, I've always buffed the bodywork with a MF and QD after a maintenance wash.
The in2detailing double sided Korean Twist is next on the purchase list.
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Had this with loads of drying towels until I bought Gyeons. Its a game changer so bin all your other ones and get one of these. You won’t be dissapointed.
I am just about to buy, what I believe to be a very similar towel from in2detailing, so hopefully will solve my problem.
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