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Best rags to use for drying, wax application?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Zombie Runner, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I cant find a good drying rag anywhere! I bought some micro fiber cloths a few weeks ago and all they do is push the water around and make big smear streaks.

    what do you use and where did you get it?

    links if you got em please.
     
  2. May 27, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    jonny

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    love mine. (to dry the car after a wash) usually sold at autozone/kragen/walmart
    [​IMG]
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I just use some cheap automotive shop towels from walmart. They don't smear like microfibers but rey aren't reusable
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Sammys are a good option to. Use em all the time for swimming
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    dare I mention Shamwow? :laugh:
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Look at the waffle weave microfiber drying towels from detailedimage.com for drying and the all purpose microfiber towels for wax removal.
     
  7. May 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    dare I ask is the shamwow any good?
     
  8. May 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Same ones I use, these work great.
     
  9. May 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    alright so im gonna try and find some of those "absorber" towels for drying. What about wax application? I have some of that Ice spray on stuff.
     
  10. May 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    These things are awesome, I've had 2 over the past couple of years, and they dry autos like a champ!
     
  11. May 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    "They're made in Germany; Everyone knows the Germans make good stuff!" :D

    Silly commercials, but ya they actually work pretty well!
     
  12. May 27, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    I am no professional auto detailer...so dont quote me lol
    but i use a microfiber pad on my buffer to remove the wax and tough to reach spots i use a microfiber towels from autozone. never had any problems with this method
     
  13. May 27, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    :rofl:
    the soda/carpet part is effin epic! haha
     
  14. May 27, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    I have been using the absorber for over 10 years now, they work great.
     
  15. May 27, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    well last time I tried to apply the ice with a micro fiber cloth all it did was push it around and smear it and leave streaks...it would never actually fade into to body panel so i could move on to the next spot. I ended up throwing away 6 brand new towels
     
  16. May 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    i know autozone and walmart sell wax applicators...something like this or a circular one
    [​IMG]
     
  17. May 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    What up Zombie!

    I've been using a Carnauba gel wax...can't remember the brand...that is sold in AutoZone. Works great, goes on clear, dries clear, super easy to remove, a little goes a long way, and it holds through a number of washes afterward. It's in a grey squeeze bottle. If you're ever in the Zone, check it out. I'll tell you the brand name when I once I remember.
     
  18. May 27, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    possibly this one?
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  19. May 27, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    I use a small orbital sander with a foam pad it's the best way to apply wax to your paint then remove it with the microfiber towel.

    This is the one I have it's light 50 bucks at Home Depot
    [​IMG]
     
  20. May 27, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    travelingman

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    Been using these for years as well.Love em'
     
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