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Old 21-10-2019, 11:43 AM   #11
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I've never managed to NOT find some dirt on my drying towel after each wash. So, they get one use before the washing machine, but I have a few just in case I've been washing someone elses car(s).
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Old 21-10-2019, 02:31 PM   #12
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I'm kinda surprised that some folk don't wash their drying towel after each usage. I certainly use a fresh towel on my own car and with customers cars.

The biggest issue is when you're drying the extreme lower parts of the cars. Sometimes the towel picks up bits of dirt underneath.
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Old 21-10-2019, 03:31 PM   #13
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At the end of the day, you don't need to dry so low. I tend to only go to the bottom of the doors therefore keeping my towel clean. I am very thorough with the cleaning too so never expect to pick up any dirt at all, just clean water but inevitably it does happen sometimes.
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At the end of the day, you don't need to dry so low. I tend to only go to the bottom of the doors therefore keeping my towel clean. I am very thorough with the cleaning too so never expect to pick up any dirt at all, just clean water but inevitably it does happen sometimes.
I dry the lowest bits last. What's the point in not drying them and with the chance of water spots?

I like to keep it very simple - dry the car with a towel and wash towel after.
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I dry the lowest bits last. What's the point in not drying them and with the chance of water spots?

I like to keep it very simple - dry the car with a towel and wash towel after.
Ive got GTech Ultra on. Very little drying (especially the sides) needed.
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Old 21-10-2019, 10:03 PM   #16
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Thanks for all of the replies guys.

A bit of background to the question... We don't have a drying machine here since the washer/dryer broke and I replaced it with a washer only because the door seal on the washer/dryer was not economical to repair.

My thin drying towels do air dry but my concern with a better quality, more plush towel is that if they consume and hold so much water, how will it ever escape if left to dry naturally?

Pretty sure my towels are currently too harsh on my paint but I want to buy right this time and not hit any more snags.
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Thanks for all of the replies guys.

A bit of background to the question... We don't have a drying machine here since the washer/dryer broke and I replaced it with a washer only because the door seal on the washer/dryer was not economical to repair.

My thin drying towels do air dry but my concern with a better quality, more plush towel is that if they consume and hold so much water, how will it ever escape if left to dry naturally?

Pretty sure my towels are currently too harsh on my paint but I want to buy right this time and not hit any more snags.
I have a Chemical Guys Woolly Mammoth and a KKD Silverback as well as an Auto Finesse Aqua Deluxe and they usually take about 24 hours to air dry inside the house as opposed to 3 - 4 hours for ordinary plush 16x16's.
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Old 22-10-2019, 10:31 AM   #18
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I just air dry them after every use, for a month or so, then give them a wash.
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I have a Chemical Guys Woolly Mammoth and a KKD Silverback as well as an Auto Finesse Aqua Deluxe and they usually take about 24 hours to air dry inside the house as opposed to 3 - 4 hours for ordinary plush 16x16's.
Thanks RS3, that's useful.

Of the 3, which would you buy again?
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Thanks RS3, that's useful.

Of the 3, which would you buy again?
I'm gonna stick my neck out here as all the reviews iv'e seen go against my choice which is the Auto finesse Aqua Deluxe. I just love the size and feel of it and the fact iv'e had one which is still pristine after at least 5 years. Too many towels such as the Silverback and Wooly Mammoth are far too big and awkward to handle (although both are lovely and soft) but the 50 x 70 is spot on and it absolutely guzzles water.

TBH, nowadays I tend to flush the car with free flowing water, then apply a spray sealant as a drying aid which means there is hardly any liquid to lift off the car so I often get away with 2 ordinary 16 x 16 Eagle Edgeless or similar, 1 for top half and 1 for bottom.
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