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    I get mine detailed every two weeks or so. Its dry when I pick it up.
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    http://autogeek.net/x2070.html - that works great! Won't scratch either!
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    so on this do you ring out the water like other towels?
    have you used this.... looks like a good product
    i like what meguires does
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    mehoff400,

    There may be a few factors affecting your drying problems.

    If you have hard water -- and you likely do if you're in the Northwest, you should be using a quality car wash. The premium brands may offer a little better water-softening and spot-prevention capabilities, which can also provide a better rinse and aid drying. If in doubt, try other brand of car wash. Try a quality sheepskin wash mitt, too.

    Drying is also easier if your vehicle is clean, smooth (has it been clayed recently?) and freshly waxed. Sometimes a spray wax or detailer during drying can really help glide the towel across the surface and add a little shine and protection while you're at it.

    My favorite drying towel is a waffle-weave microfiber drying towel, though they're hard to find at the stores. Pep Boys carries one, but I forget the brand -- it's not too bad. Also Meguiar's has one in their car line as well as in their marine line (check marine supply houses -- it's blue), but the best ones I've seen are online. The waffle-weave is soft, absorbent, and create less friction than the synthetic chamois suggested previously. Don't use a natural chamois as they can cause scratches and strip wax.

    Hopefully that helps.

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    thanks for the info Jim D...... yea it could be the water i'm off a well my truck was detailed not to long ago so i dont think it needs to be clay bar my uncle is in the detail business so he lets me know everything i should be doing but of course doesnt have an answer for me about drieing it off

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    years ago i got one of those car squegies it works well on trucks anyway. i think it was by the same company that maked those california dusters
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    years ago i got one of those car squegies it works well on trucks anyway. i think it was by the same company that maked those california dusters
    they work good!
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    I've got one of those too haha. Just MAKE SURE you don't have anything on the paint when using it. That's a no no lol.

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    I have an ABSORBER for every day of the week, and I love them but you definately have to watch out for anything that might be on the paint. A year after I bought my truck I was drying it off with one of those, and I must have caught a small rock in it and I put about a one foot scratch in my front fender! I still use them to this day because they work good, anything you use is going to have a risk involved.
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    I have to agree that The Absorber (http://www.outmotoring.com/mini-coop..._absorber.html) is the best thing I have ever used for drying a car or truck. I have detailed cars & trucks on and off for the past 20 years and I have one that is going on 14 years old, and still works great. Just rinse it out occasionally with clean water, and don't let it dry all the way, and it will last a long, long time.

    I do not like real chamois, as they break down and are 'slimey.' Those Shamwow things work like crap IMO, and a cotton towel will work, but leave lint and can scratch paint for the very picky.

    The $10 Absorber is my favorite, hands-down, and for the price, cannot be beat.

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