Best way to dry my car

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  1. 9 Apr 2018 at 5:39 PM #1
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    Finally had enough of smearing the f##k out of my car with my chamois and generally moving water to another area of the car rather than soaking it up ! Can anyone recommend something from the 21st century that will do the job. I have a blade to take off most of the water, just looking for something that will soak up the rest and not leave any water marks, is chamois still the best, are micro fibres any good ? any advice would be great.
     
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    If you get a water filter you won’t have to dry the car. Let it dry on its own and it won’t leave any water marks. It’s the impurities etc in the water that are left behind when the water drys that leave marks.

    You don’t have to get a car specific water filter either as they’re stupidly overpriced. You can get a DI vessel and resin that will do the job. I’ve has one for years and never touch my cars to dry them after washing and rinsing :)
     
  3. 10 Apr 2018 at 10:30 AM #3
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    I got a filter as well, although I've only used it the once so far it worked nicely.

    I had a towel like this one:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Martin-Cox-Water-Wizard-Large-Waffle-Microfibre-Magnet-Drying-Car-Cloth-Towel/401015948101?epid=27017013132&hash=item5d5e69c345:g:q1EAAOSwkZhWRi~u

    Fairly large waffle weave job. Plenty of capacity between wringing out.

    A blade and towel method does leave the risk of more 'swirls' or light scratches going in to the paint. A damp microfiber towel and a detail spray is another way to go. A bit more lubrication from having the spray to reduce scratches, plus you will add a bit of shine and protection each time you use it.
     
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    Or get a leaf blower to blow it off!
     
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    I use a leaf blower. Was £25 from Amazon and has been great. Saves inflicting any marks when drying and also gets water out or crevices etc.
     
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    Please do not use the blade on your car, thats exactly how you will end up with fine scratches.

    Buy either a demin vessel (DI vessel) and just rinse and leave, but be aware of resin changes and maintenance of the vessel etc.

    A blower - In the detailing world many use the air blasters, 'air force blasters' and such like.

    But the cheaper preferred option by most is a seamless drying towel, plenty on the market, the large purpose made drying towels by company's like autobrite direct, auto finesse, wax addict, wowo, etc etc will suit your needs.

    Also look at how you dry your car using the drying towels, place the large towel on the paint and allow to soak up rather than moving it around.

    Sorry maybe getting carried away...............buy a drying towel lol
     
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    No chance of scratches from drying if you use the pet blower..
     
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    Worth noting its best to have some wax or sealant on the car to help move the water. Dont have to spend much, some Sonax Turbo detailer would do nicely as a one stop product. Any decent microfiber towel would do but I'd avoid waffle weave, and store your drying towels in a plastic storage box and take care of them
     
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    Couldn't you just go for a really fast drive?
     
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    Chemical guys woolly mammoth drying towel... swear by it!,,,,,
     
  17. 27 May 2018 at 8:18 PM #17
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    I,m using this one http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washing-and-drying/drying-towels/gyeon-q2m-silk-dryer/prod_1630.html and my neighbour reckons i,m an actual wizard:D

    To be fair its great for now and its amazing how you just literally pull the water off with it but i,ve always found with any drying cloths they only last so long and then just stop working so on a value for money basis,just stop being fussy:).Obviously everything only lasts a certain amount of time,and i dont want to diss any product,but i was dissapointed with wooly mammoth and big yellow as i found after a pretty short time they just spread the water rather than lift it.

    As loads have said already,i also use a 0ppm filter which i,m about to change for the DI Vessel and resin as it will work out much cheaper,but having used the filter,it really does leave the car spotless and i usually only use a drying cloth if i,m waxing the next day and i want the car totally dry

    Steve
     
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    I like microfibre. Just ordered onesey suit made of microfibre so i can roll myself over the car and get maximum area
     
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    Auto Finesse drying towell - very thick and can do a complete car with ease - although I can see the benefit of blasting the water off with compressed air.
     
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