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dedicated drying towel worth the money? #5401942 04/13/20 11:56 AM
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Been using old bath towels for years . they are getting worn out. thinking of splurging and getting a dedicated drying towel. they are not cheap though. recommend me one.

Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5401945 04/13/20 11:59 AM
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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5401951 04/13/20 12:04 PM
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I've been using the same Absorber for over 10 years. Never a scratch because I don't have to drag it across the paint.


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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5401965 04/13/20 12:16 PM
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Meguiars has a three pack of their basic microfiber that is a very good deal: https://www.meguiarsdirect.com/meguiars-supreme-shine-microfiber-towel-3pack.html, I bought them from amazon I think for $6-7. Thier waffle weave pattern towel worked wonders for a while, and then within a few months it became just a large normal microfiber. I don't think I'd buy that one again. But if you really want to save money, and don't have a pickup or large SUV, the meguiars three pack will do you fine. Two of them dry my Highlander just fine--one to get most of the water, a second one to get stray bits of water left by the first one. I do have to wring it dry 7-10 times over the course of drying the highlander but that's not a problem. The second one I use doesn't collect enough water to need to be wrung out.

If you want to spend more money, Autogeekonline.net has a Cobra supreme shine 530 towel that is very very abosrbent. This link is for a 3 pack, but they probably have other offers that will sell just one or two. Also, keep in mind that this towel comes in different sizes. https://www.autogeek.net/cobra-530-microfiber-towels.html

That 530 just soaks up the water like there's no tomorrow. A great time saver that I'm especially grateful for when I know I have to wax after the drying. When the first one I had got lost in the garage, I ordered another one to replace it.


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Been using old bath towels for years . they are getting worn out. thinking of splurging and getting a dedicated drying towel. they are not cheap though. recommend me one.


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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5401969 04/13/20 12:18 PM
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I have dedicated microfiber drying towels. I have both the Griots Garage ones and Chemical Guys. If anything dedicating towels to a specific purpose helps mitigate contamination and scratching.


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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5401989 04/13/20 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
I've been using the same Absorber for over 10 years. Never a scratch because I don't have to drag it across the paint.

That's what I've been using, and they work great.


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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5402021 04/13/20 01:04 PM
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I used to use Absorber, now using Water Sprite after a recommendation from this forum.. I would recommend some kind of dedicated drying something, maybe not a bath towel, seems too harsh.. but something.

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Water sprite synthetic Chamois, keep it moist always. Bought mine in 2002 and it’s still going strong. I have a new one as a spare but haven’t needed yet.

https://www.amazon.com/Arnold-Water-Sprite-Synthetic-Chamois/dp/B002INTCHY#customerReviews


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Originally Posted by double vanos
Water sprite synthetic Chamois, keep it moist always. Bought mine in 2002 and it’s still going strong. I have a new one as a spare but haven’t needed yet.

https://www.amazon.com/Arnold-Water-Sprite-Synthetic-Chamois/dp/B002INTCHY#customerReviews


Cool gonna order one of these

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long time water sprite user here, like 40 years.

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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: bdcardinal] #5402075 04/13/20 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcardinal
I have dedicated microfiber drying towels. I have both the Griots Garage ones and Chemical Guys. If anything dedicating towels to a specific purpose helps mitigate contamination and scratching.




Agree. I don’t own one I’ve heard great things about the Griots drying towels.


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I use cheap bath towels from Walmart. I got black ones so the lint doesn't show so much. They work fine.


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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5402099 04/13/20 02:09 PM
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Chemical Guy's Wooly Mammoth is my current fav. It is giant (36x25), which makes it pretty heavy when wet and a bear to wring out, but it holds a ton of water.

Waffle weave is great for drying glass.

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Adam’s drying towels are the best. 2 pack gives you a back up


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Re: dedicated drying towel worth the money? [Re: WhyMe] #5402139 04/13/20 02:57 PM
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I suppose you can't get real Chamois any more? Or is it really expensive?
Anyway, I have had a real one for 25 years and it still works fine. Just squeze, don't wring.

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