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What towels have people found that they like to use drying your C7 after a wash? Looking for something effective but that won't scratch or leave marks. Any suggestions on what type to use or which one to get?
 

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I first use a "California Water Blade" that gets 90% of the water off and use the towel just for the small remaining amount of water.
Google it, they're available on eBay and other places. Super soft silicone blade and quite safe on the paint.
 

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The best towel is a type- made by many.....detailers use a WAFFLE WEAVE microfiber....clean/wash it as soon as you finish...

Great buys at microfibertech.com, they supply 90 pct of the web detailing sites.....
 

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I use Costco yellow micro-fiber towels after I have first wiped off most of the water with "the absorber" towel.
 

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Chamois? Are these a no-no?


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Chamois? Are these a no-no?


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The Absorber is a Synthetic Drying Chamois that remains super soft. I have used one for years without problems. I don't actually wipe with it but rather lay it on the car and gently pull it and all of the water off.
 

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My electric leaf blower gets most of the water off safely and without any scratching. It also blows the water out of the seams. Of course, I turn the blower upside down so it sucks air from above instead of sucking air from below, which could pick up stuff from the ground. As for final drying, as needed, I use a micro-fiber towel.
 

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My electric leaf blower gets most of the water off safely and without any scratching. It also blows the water out of the seams. Of course, I turn the blower upside down so it sucks air from above instead of sucking air from below, which could pick up stuff from the ground. As for final drying, as needed, I use a micro-fiber towel.
Sounds ingenious! Anyone have any reason I shouldn't do this?


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Pool the water with I very light stream of water. Spray with detail spray. Use a combination of waffle towel and electric leaf blower or Master Blaster.
 

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Learn the trick pro detailers use: on your last rinse take the nozzle off the hose and let the open hose sheet the water across the paint......what's left is half the water that a nozzle mist leaves....
 

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Learn the trick pro detailers use: on your last rinse take the nozzle off the hose and let the open hose sheet the water across the paint......what's left is half the water that a nozzle mist leaves....
Wow! Brilliant!


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