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    the best thing to dry yer car with?

    i usually let the car dry over the space of a day or so naturally before polishing. but in winter, it basically stays wet. what can i use to dry it off well that wont undo the work of washing in the first place, is absorbant enough to not have to rub the bollocks off the car for hours on end and errrrrmmmm, thats about it really..

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    Hey, a chamois works wonders and depending on the size it can dry a rather big area of car before having to dry it.

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    a squeedgy is best way for doing large areas, problem u have with it is if u getlil stones in they scratch the car to hell without you even realising.

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    Use a chamois, i always thought they were best.

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    I use a hydra-blade squeegee thing for the big areas, then a chamois afterwards for the awkward bits. Just give the squeegee a good wipe first to make sure there's no grit on it.

    You can also use a terry towel, Meguiars do them, basically a bath towel for your car.
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    I use a synthetic chamois....but please ensure that you rinse it regularly

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    chamois always. Surprised you let it dry naturally P_man having a black car they especially need drying off to avoid water marks.
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    I use a turtlewax squeegee thing and its great but you have to make sure its clean or it'll scratch your motor.

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    The auto glym synthetic cgamois works best for me

    Meguires do a special drying towl but I thought it was pretty poo especially in these winter conditions
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    cheers for the tips. I have a chamois which i use for polishing, cant use it for both purposes really. Tho when it gets involved with the drying it just doesnt seem overly absorbant... Ill get another big one.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    chamois always. Surprised you let it dry naturally P_man having a black car they especially need drying off to avoid water marks.
    yea, i usually take care of those via polishing, not exactly ideal.

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