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    Caring for drying towels - less absorbent once washed and dried?

    I got a new Sonus waffle weave drying towel a month or so back. Care label says 'No Softener' and 'Tumble Dry at 90c' if I'm reading the label pictures correctly?

    I know that when I first used the towel from new (so not washed first by me) it was amazing, it just sucked the water up straight away. Now, after washing as per instructions, it takes a good bit of going around the car before the towel starts to absorb water as well as it did when new. It seems to like being a little damp first before it does a good job.

    Is this how they are or should I be doing something else with it? Maybe wash and air dry or something?

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    Mine doesn't give any drying instructions. Tbh, you're not going to need to wash it often are you? Your car should be clean!

    Can you not just wring most of the water out, and then just dry it over a radiator? Then laugh as your little'ns make dens out of the tent sized towel!
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    I wash it after every car dry, along with any of the MF cloths I've used aswell.

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    OK, after jsut using mine for the first time, it acts like that too. It got the bonnet and roof bone dry immediately but it seem to quench it's thirst pretty quickly

    What I am impressed with is the SRP. Hides swirls and scratches pretty well. I'm too sore to carry on (2.5 hours seems brutal enough on my back), so tomorrow's task is to complete the trim and polish, and give the car a good wax.
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    they do seem to do that. my miracle dryer was/is like that but after using a different detergent its a lot better.
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    I've only ever washed it in soap flakes which I figured would be the best - might try normal powder next time?

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    liquid seems to be best. as there is no chance of any undissolved bits getting stuck in the cloth and causing damage.
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    Hmm...might have a go then!

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    i found this at first until i got some washing up stuff with no condtioner, no softner and non bio and it works a treat every time

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    Best thing I've found to wash my cloths in is that Surf concentrate, then leave to dry in the airing cupboard.
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