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Old 09-25-2014, 08:34 PM
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Maybe a stupid question, maybe not... Drying the rig with them, recommended or not? Also, I have buffer pads for the wax and polish but not paint cleaner, so can I use the microfiber for application and removal of said cleaner?

Lastly, I was told (or read somewhere) that its better to dampen the microfiber a little bit before you use it. Just wondering if I'm alone in that.

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Re: microfiber towels

Yes, microfiber towels are the ideal way to dry your car, preferably the waffle type. That said I am extremely happy with my non waffle very thick drying towel, and I have a had a crappy chemical guys waffle towel that is good for next to nothing.
Re Wax & polish applicator, I love the Adam’s Hex applicators, very comfortable to hold and control, the colour coding is great too. I used a pad once, and it was painful as hell.
Then buff off with a thick microfiber towel, different ones for each product.

Dampen the cloth for what purpose? To buff off residue from polish and wax?? I would hope not, if they are decent products then a clean dry thick and soft towel is what you want.
For drying? It will get damp itself pretty quickly.

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Yes, microfiber towels are the ideal way to dry your car, preferably the waffle type. That said I am extremely happy with my non waffle very thick drying towel, and I have a had a crappy chemical guys waffle towel that is good for next to nothing.
Re Wax & polish applicator, I love the Adam’s Hex applicators, very comfortable to hold and control, the colour coding is great too. I used a pad once, and it was painful as hell.
Then buff off with a thick microfiber towel, different ones for each product.

Dampen the cloth for what purpose? To buff off residue from polish and wax?? I would hope not, if they are decent products then a clean dry thick and soft towel is what you want.
For drying? It will get damp itself pretty quickly.

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Looks like I am going to purchase that Adams product.. I have their plastic cleaner and it works great.

As for the dampening of the towel, I read it was to clean off any of the residual dust and dirt from the packaging..

A few months back, I purchased the meguiars buffer drill attachment and it works awesome.. Very easy to control and does the whole care in way less time.
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Re: microfiber towels

I remember that thread, use that to buff only, not ant cutting/polishing, you should have a Dual Action for that.
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Re: microfiber towels

Ideal is to blow it dry.
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Re: microfiber towels

I bought a large waffle microfibre towel to dry the car off a detailing guy down my way who sells the chemical guys stuff. Apparently using the chamois is a no no these days, just drags the grit across your paint work. The waffles trap the dirt and keep it off the car, or so I'm told. He then gave me an hour lecture on a whole lot of detailing stuff, ie. TBM (the two bucket method) etc. It was quite funny, used a lot of acronyms, as if to mystify the entire process, thereby justify charging heaps! However some good info.

Will use a paint sealant this weekend to seal and harden my paint, then wax! Good to go then.
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Re: microfiber towels

If you have a pristine car, and know you have a pristine wash, then a genuine leather chamois dries the best. For the 99.9% of the rest of us, a microfibre cloth is safer to use.
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Re: microfiber towels

I'm a huge detailing freak and I don't use a MF except for the final wipe down to remove lint, etc. The rest of the time I use terry towels. I personally don't see the big appeal of MF and to me there isn't enough "nap" to trap dirt.


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If you have a pristine car, and know you have a pristine wash, then a genuine leather chamois dries the best. For the 99.9% of the rest of us, a microfibre cloth is safer to use.
A weed blower works pretty well, but best if Jet Dry or similar is used in final rinsing.
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A weed blower works pretty well, but best if Jet Dry or similar is used in final rinsing.

Phew I thought I was the only strange person to use one lol , I always use my weed blower after washing the car because I hate bloody water running down the car after washing and drying 😡😎🍺


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Phew I thought I was the only strange person to use one lol , I always use my weed blower after washing the car because I hate bloody water running down the car after washing and drying 😡😎🍺


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Leaf blower here. I use that on my bike (lots of nooks and crannies) and car to get the water from below the chrome window trim. I hate that area bc it always traps water.
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