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v4shj16 Apr 11, 7:42pm - #440038 

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drying ur car

i hate drying my car after i wash it, it takes forever and i never dry it good enuf. I use just a regular towel which leaves little cloth peices everywhere, What do you guys use to dry ur car. and has ne one tried the mr. auto dry < does it work? THANKS
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i use the absorber thumbsup

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tastingcolors Apr 11, 7:47pm - #440040 
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yup the absorber works awesome. you can dry the whole car in just
a couple of minutes
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hombredelassrtas Apr 11, 7:47pm - #440041 

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MR clean works but is expensive. Best thing i have ever bought is a carwash squeegee. Its at pepboys, purple hangle and plastic blade. Was liek $12 its int eh carwash section. After you wash you car i hose it donw again to prevent waterspots, the use the squeegee all over the car, esp windows. U wont get ti all dray and will ahve some line but then run and get urslef a towel and finish'er up.

Now you will have lint all on ur car so you need ot get a clean teeshirt, then whipe the dry car down with that to get all the lint off smile Its an art. My neighbor was a car detailer and he told me all the tricks smile thumbsup

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beano457 Apr 11, 7:52pm - #440042 
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I use the absorber as well. works great. A little tip: after your done wash and rinsing you car. take the nozzle off of the hose and rinse the car with the straight stream of water. instead of beading up most of the water will just roll off.

Oh and ive used the mr. clean thing as well. Works ok if its not too hot outside. And the filters and "special" soap are way over priced for the 4-5 times you get to use them.
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v4shj16 Apr 11, 7:54pm - #440043 

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whats the absorber???
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jonnyess Apr 11, 7:59pm - #440044 

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Mr Clean Auto Dry works wonderfully...almost no drying needed.

You will NOT, however, get the advertised 10 washes per bottle. More like 4-5 depending on the minerals in the water in your area.

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l2pdrums Apr 11, 8:13pm - #440045 

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I use a chamois with a spong inside. Works fine with me.

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Virgilson Apr 11, 8:34pm - #440046 

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i used a Chamois...

works great.

also trying drying it in a shaded area... thumbsup
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v4shj16 Apr 11, 10:27pm - #440047 

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i still dont know what a chamois and a absorber is??????
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hombredelassrtas Apr 11, 10:42pm - #440048 

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if you go to pepboys they ahve all of this stuff mentioned. buy it all and see what works the best for you smile thumbsup i still say the squeegee was the best because you never had to worry aobut ringing it out and got the water right off. thumbsup

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Eman Apr 11, 10:48pm - #440049 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
MR clean works but is expensive. Best thing i have ever bought is a carwash squeegee. Its at pepboys, purple hangle and plastic blade. Was liek $12 its int eh carwash section. After you wash you car i hose it donw again to prevent waterspots, the use the squeegee all over the car, esp windows. U wont get ti all dray and will ahve some line but then run and get urslef a towel and finish'er up.

Now you will have lint all on ur car so you need ot get a clean teeshirt, then whipe the dry car down with that to get all the lint off smile Its an art. My neighbor was a car detailer and he told me all the tricks smile thumbsup



if not animal leather works best for me its that yellow cloth lookin thing about 20 bux.

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ExNihilo Apr 11, 10:49pm - #440050 
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An absorber is like an artificial chamois. I think the absorber is the better of the two.

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ToiletPaper Apr 11, 11:06pm - #440051 
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i use a california water blade to get most of the water off the car, and whats left i use a Chamois piece.
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Eman Apr 11, 11:07pm - #440052 

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^^^or use toilet paper.

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Haulin_A_Doo Apr 11, 11:15pm - #440053 
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Forget drying it, just wash & blast down the highway at 100MPH, the water beads right off. thumbsup
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Eman Apr 11, 11:17pm - #440054 

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^^^ghetto drying...sometimes i just get lazy and thats my procedure lol

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beano457 Apr 11, 11:25pm - #440055 
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LOL...ive been known to use a leaf blower from time to time...little trick my grandpa showed me. Oh and it also works as a pretty good way to clean your interior. Just open up both doors and the rear hatch and blast away LOL thumbsup
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05XRunner Apr 11, 11:33pm - #440056 

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Originally Posted by v4shj16

i hate drying my car after i wash it, it takes forever and i never dry it good enuf. I use just a regular towel which leaves little cloth peices everywhere, What do you guys use to dry ur car. and has ne one tried the mr. auto dry < does it work? THANKS


I use the Absorber..but when you do make sure to rinse it off a lot as you dry because it has no depth like a terry cloth towl and if traps a partical of dirt can scratch your paint..So I rinse mine like 4times per drying or if I see it pickup some dirt. It dries very nice. Dont use that POS mr clean thing..yea its nice it leaves your car spotless without drying..BUT once it rains or gets wet again it looks like your vehical has NEVER been waxed in its life I just think its way over rated and sucks
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andru514 Apr 12, 12:18am - #440057 

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i use a leather chamois

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RedCeli Apr 12, 12:28am - #440058 
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I use the california water blade...works great! thumbsup

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RookieGTS Apr 12, 12:28am - #440059 

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yeah what i usually do to dry my tires and rims i drive down the street really fast and dry her in the garage!
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GTS2003BLK Apr 12, 12:39am - #440060 

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Originally Posted by v4shj16
i still dont know what a chamois and a absorber is??????


The Absorber;

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000381.php

chamois faq

http://www.chamois.co.nz/faq/

How-To Wash & Dry Your Car

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/inf-wash.html
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05XRunner Apr 12, 12:40am - #440061 

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Originally Posted by RedCeli
I use the california water blade...works great! thumbsup


I wouldnt trust that..Think if you are using that down your paint...Then wamm a small piece of dirt gets jammed in there and nice scratch all the way down your paint
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RookieGTS Apr 12, 1:15am - #440062 

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^^^ yeah you got a point
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KickScrew Apr 12, 1:23am - #440063 

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Originally Posted by andru514
i use a leather chamois
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Teknikal Apr 12, 2:58am - #440064 
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Originally Posted by 05XRunner
Originally Posted by RedCeli
I use the california water blade...works great! thumbsup


I wouldnt trust that..Think if you are using that down your paint...Then wamm a small piece of dirt gets jammed in there and nice scratch all the way down your paint


Same with a chamois
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v4shj16 Apr 12, 4:37am - #440065 

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Man you guys are super helpfull thanks alot. thumbsup
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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
i use a california water blade to get most of the water off the car, and whats left i use a Chamois piece.


that's what i do too

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DaBigTickett Apr 12, 4:56am - #440067 

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
i used a Chamois...

works great.

also trying drying it in a shaded area... thumbsup


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unstopable Apr 12, 5:15am - #440068 
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dude i worked at a detailing shop and we used a shammy. Not fucking absorber. Its a damn shammy. Use a shammy its the shit.
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Teknikal Apr 12, 12:27pm - #440069 
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Umm, it's chamois mister detail shop
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2003cbgts Apr 12, 12:37pm - #440070 

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absorber thumbsup
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05XRunner Apr 12, 12:46pm - #440071 

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I like the absorber to. I hate leather chamois.
I bought one once. It stunk, had like an oil film in it that wouldnt rinse off. Sucked at drying my truck. I threw a $20 leather one away after 1 day cause I think it was garbage. I like the absorber alot. Just gotta make sure you rinse it off a lot when drying
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05XRunner Apr 12, 12:48pm - #440072 

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Originally Posted by unstopable
dude i worked at a detailing shop and we used a shammy. Not fucking absorber. Its a damn shammy. Use a shammy its the shit.


Just cause you work in a detail shope doesnt mean you know all about car care...look at car dealers they dont know squawt about cars usually. The techs there to. The dont know everything either cause they are techs
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Teknikal Apr 12, 2:00pm - #440073 
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I personally wouldn't use a natural chamois, but an artifical one such as the absorber. Mainly due to cost and it does seem to work better.
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Originally Posted by 05XRunner
I like the absorber to. I hate leather chamois.
I bought one once. It stunk, had like an oil film in it that wouldnt rinse off. Sucked at drying my truck. I threw a $20 leather one away after 1 day cause I think it was garbage. I like the absorber alot. Just gotta make sure you rinse it off a lot when drying
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you must've gotten a bad chamois then... cause mine have all worked great thumbsup they suck when you try to wring them out though... i'm weak.. haha

i've never tried an absorber... i heard they work really well though... i want to try one... but i don't want to buy one... i've never even bought a chamois... i just use my dad's

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ipath1 Apr 13, 4:06am - #440075 

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the absorber whip

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Originally Posted by unstopable
dude i worked at a detailing shop and we used a shammy. Not fucking absorber. Its a damn shammy. Use a shammy its the shit.


hey mr. detail shop... don't hate... haha.. as far as i know... and absorber is a synthetic CHAMOIS.. so it would be just as good if not better than a leather CHAMOIS... plus animal friendly thumbsup

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hi ho silver Apr 13, 4:49pm - #440077 

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i started using the water blade first, then the absorber after that.. and then my air compressor to get into the lil cracks and weatherstripping and sideview Mirror and stuff. oh and on my wheels.. then wipe that down withthe absorber..


the water blade is awesome.. makes the job go by a lot faster (less wringing(sp) out the absorber).. and you dont use it like a squeegee.. you just use it to fling most the water off.

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CRBN BLU Apr 13, 5:10pm - #440078 

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I use the Mr. Clean Auto Dry most of the time, but when I dry by hand I use 100% cotton baby diapers. You know, the kind you have to wash, not throw away. They're super absorbent and don't leave lint. Most proffessional detailers will sware by them.

For cleaning the glass I use a microfiber towel. It attracts dust and lint and leaves little to no lint.

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hombredelassrtas Apr 13, 6:20pm - #440079 

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Originally Posted by hi ho silver
i started using the water blade first, then the absorber after that.. and then my air compressor to get into the lil cracks and weatherstripping and sideview Mirror and stuff. oh and on my wheels.. then wipe that down withthe absorber..


the water blade is awesome.. makes the job go by a lot faster (less wringing(sp) out the absorber).. and you dont use it like a squeegee.. you just use it to fling most the water off.


yea thats the thing i was talking about smile

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