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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:26 pm 
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Recently purchased a waffle weave drying towel and i must say it is the best thing i have ever used to dry me car after washing.
No streaks on anything, just a dry unmarked car
If you value yer paintwork i would ditch yer chamois or whatever else you have and get one

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i am not a bafty boy so hardly ever clean my car[lol]


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I use a hydra-blade and a microfibre cloth, works well for me and my Sexy van.

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i just wash it with wax on a non sunny day and let it dry natuarally or use my wiper blade as a squeegy lol

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jamiecliffe1988 wrote:
i just wash it with wax on a non sunny day and let it dry natuarally or use my wiper blade as a squeegy lol


do you not get water marks still letting it dry naturally ?

im not a fan of these blade thingys ( especially a wiper blade ) as i think they will drag crap across yer bodywork ( even after you have washed it )

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nope, most of the time its ok aslong as i use a decent wax in with the warted, only very rarely use a wiper blade if the sun suddenly comes out and it need drying befour it leaves warter marks.

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i loath them wiper blade things...

as said they drag alsorts of dirt across that you cant see..

ive usualy used a chamois.. get some links up to this towel though. it sounds intresting!


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i loath them wiper blade things...

as said they drag alsorts of dirt across that you cant see..

ive usualy used a chamois.. get some links up to this towel though. it sounds intresting!


http://www.detailedobsession.com

i got alot of my stuff from Gaz who as started the above
highly recommended ( hope he gives me a discount :-)

the drying towel i got is one of his best sellers
i had been using a Autoglym Agua Dry cloths for years. these are around a £8-£9 or more but small
the drying towel is huge compared to this and gives a better finish

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http://www.detailedobsession.com/catalo ... 037fe3c9c0

that one?

ask him if he would be interested in doing maybe a discount for Fsi ;) :P


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Mattyboy got me a hydrablade for xmas (or bday) and they are extremely useful on hot days! Rarely use it tho, as its never that hot lol! Ussually use a chamois, can't stand them microfirbre clothes they are crap for drying in comparisson.

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Ooooo, a cleaning topic, not the norm for FSi lol

I use a super smooth super absorbant sponge to get most the water off, IF I know I'm going to polish and wax afterwards, as it doesn't matter about anywatermarks then. But if I'm just drying it normally, I'll usually use the Meg's super terry towel, then go over the car with the detailer spray and a microfibre cloth to buff it up a bit.

However, I think I may have to invest in one of them waffle weave towels. I was looking at them before but was unsure of they're quality at drying. Now, hoewever, I know! lol

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set up a detailing section :P haha


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I'd be the only fooker that posts in there lol

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i think i will be cleaning my car more, i think its more to do with the massive dent i dont seem to care as much about how she looks

when thats finally sorted i think i will take up abit more bufty work as i really enjoyed cleaning her in the warm evening weather last weekend[cool]


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EvilDes wrote:
I'd be the only fooker that posts in there lol


and i would... i quite like detailing my car :P


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Hmmm, I'll discuss with Ry and Scott then, and see what they think.

Cleaning a car is one thing, and people usually post it in the members gallery, which is where that kind of thing would stay, but for detailing we could use a seperate forum. I dont know, we'll see, but it could just be kept in the members gallery.

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aah yes very true.. :)

go discuss :P


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yeah you have a point des


i haven't got the first clue what to do when it comes to cleaning my car properly[red], i have never cleaned it to the extent matt did to his rallye, that was a major task and the results he got were really good


so i would be interested to learn you pufty pro's on how to clean properly[lol]


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lol @ pufty pro's

its quite easy to get a good job done.. is all about attention to detail and taking your time really


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Yeah, it really is about focusing on one part and taking your time with it. If you want quick results, dont bother detailing! lol

It may take a long time, to even do one section, but you'll be pleased with the results and will know in your mind that it's all cleaner than clean!

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