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Old 17-09-2016, 11:13 PM   #21
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It's bleedin wet, no matter how clean it is, so it can't be a DRYING aid !!!!



So I'll go all in on my dry MF cloths!

Yes it can.

Using a QD gives added lubrication when towel drying, reducing the risk of marring.

Using a completely dry MF is about as close a guaranteed method of damaging the paintwork as you can get.

Ideally you open hose as much water off as possible then go to your preferred drying technique.
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Old 17-09-2016, 11:14 PM   #22
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It's bleedin wet, no matter how clean it is, so it can't be a DRYING aid !!!!

So I'll go all in on my dry MF cloths!
Main reason you dry the car? Water spots.

Water filter, no water spots. So I would class it as an aid for drying in detailing terms.

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Main reason you dry the car? Water spots.

Water filter, no water spots. So I would class it as an aid for drying in detailing terms.
Yeah, got that, but while you pour your millyin an a half gallons of filtered water over your car, mine will be dry and probably not marred, with my MF towel!

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Yeah, got that, but while you pour your millyin an a half gallons of filtered water over your car, mine will be dry and probably not marred, with my MF towel!



Have you seen open hose drying technique? I bet that's how the earlier poster uses the filtered water. Touchless drying is preferable over anything as virtually no risk of marring.

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No drying aid. Give the car a quick wipe over with a drying towel along with a few old MFs for the tyres/alloys. Then return with whatever QD I have handy at th time and apply/buff each with a plush MF. Removes any little water marks remaining with ease.
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No drying aid. Give the car a quick wipe over with a drying towel along with a few old MFs for the tyres/alloys. Then return with whatever QD I have handy at th time and apply/buff each with a plush MF. Removes any little water marks remaining with ease.
This method for me also
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Yeah, got that, but while you pour your millyin an a half gallons of filtered water over your car, mine will be dry and probably not marred, with my MF towel!
Million and a half gallons? Probably the exact same amount anyone would use if rinsing there car using an open hose, filter or no filter.

As for marring the paint, your rubbing a towel over your paint where as I'm not. Who's going to cause more marring?

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