1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Halfords Drying Towels

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Dani_B19, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Dani_B19
    Online

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,270
    Likes Received:
    3
    Just been to halfords for some coolant and whyll i was there i had alook at the cleaning section and saw halfords own make drying towels, 2 pack for £4.50 compared to other places that cost £10 for 1. They any good or not? Also there was two types, microfibre and a chamois type one?
    #1
  2. richs2891
    Offline

    richs2891 I cant spell !

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your paying for two things with a drying towel, its absorbency - which is easy to do - if for example you laid a bath towel on your car it would soak up the water.
    2nd thing paying for is its ability not to scratch your paintwork.
    Things to look for in a towel are sewn edges, no labels etc on the towel.

    One method to test this is to rub it across the data side of a cd if it scratches / marks the surface it will do the same to your paint work.

    Same test can be applied to a wash mitt.

    Not saying for one minute the towels that Halfords sell are bad in any way , but I would deffo steer clear of the chamois ones and would try the cd test first.

    Than have a look at http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php?

    Richard
    #2
  3. Dani_B19
    Online

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,270
    Likes Received:
    3
    ill defo do that first, cant afford anymore damage to my paint work :keule:
    #3
  4. WX51TXR
    Offline

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    We used to rely solely on these, and they were very good...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/poorboys-waffle-weave-towel-wash.html

    ...but these newer luxury towels are quite frankly incredible in terms of softness, plushness and absorbancy...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/deep-pile-luxury-drying-towel-wash.html

    So good in fact, that we switched the towels we include in all of our wash kits as a result. Worth nearly £10 each? Yes, once you see and feel one in the flesh, and realise they can be washed hundreds of times with no let up in softness, then absolutely.

    :icon_thumright:
    #4
  5. paul_a3_tdi130
    Offline

    paul_a3_tdi130 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    WX51TXR
    Would one of the second towels dry one car or would i need two or more?
    #5
  6. markwiggy
    Offline

    markwiggy Third Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thes towels are the business, bought one myself recently and I can dry the whole car without having to wring it out, super soft and plush also

    Mark
    #6
  7. WX51TXR
    Offline

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers for answering above Mark, haven't been on for a week now, crazy busy! Aye, on a well waxed or sealed surface, one towel is all you need. If you are tackling unloved paint with no beading/sheeting at all, then a few to hand can be very handy... :yes:
    #7

Share This Page