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Drying cloths + Wax prep

Adam14 Sep 29, 2018

  1. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Hi all,

    Having just cleaned the car today, felt the need to get advice from the various people on this forum. When drying my car I currently use a Auto finesse aqua deluxe drying towel, which whilst it does dry, it leaves shed loads of lint / fluff on the car, which is highly annoying. I've washed it a few times and the lint remains.

    So looking for suggestions for various drying cloths, a main towel for the car body, one for door jams and lower areas of car and one for wheels.

    Also with us heading into autumn I'm thinking of waxing my car for the first time. So looking for suggestions on tar remover, fallout remover and clay bars in order to prep my car. I've currently had good recommendations for the above from Amdetails.

    Apologies for the long post, thought it best to ask all questions in one post.

    Cheers

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  3. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    I use the same drying towel mate how are you washing the towel as this can affect the microfibre in the towel ie linting, and all drying towels leave some form/trace of fibre when drying, only way to avoid the linting is use a drying aid ie a quick detailer of your choice, either spray it on the drying towel or on to the car, this reduces friction between the paint and towel thus minimising linting.
    Bilt hamber korrosol for a fall removal, tar remover? Angelwax one is great as are most of them but don't spend too much on these
    You'll need a pre wax cleanser =Dodo juice lime prime light is one of the best
    Wax well there's a bucket load of them out there so it's budget dependent mate Fireball fusion wax, Autoglym UHD wax are pretty unbeatable but both are pricey
     
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    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Hmm. I just wash at 40 degrees with no chemicals. I'll try your tip next time, got some dodo juice quick detailer.

    Thanks for the other recommendations I'll look into them :)

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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Chemical guys drying aid is really good mate but not all quick detailers can be used as a drying aid
     
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    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Funnily enough I've bought these before and found the drying to be pretty naf. Leaves behind water, gets the bulk but leaves water imo. Although do use these to apply cleaning products, like plastic cleaner and leather cleaner.
    Thanks for the suggestion though.

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    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    My method which I kind of made up but seems to work really well -

    I first use either a Gtechniq MF2 zero scratch drying towel or a Kent extra large drying towel (both are good) and just ‘rest’ it on the panels to dry the thick of the water, no rubbing or anything I literally just place it on. I then use Gtechniq QD as a drying aid/gloss enhancer by spraying each panel then dry/buff off with a Gtechniq MF4 diamond sandwich drying towel. The latter towel being a real quality product, it doesn’t really have a lint to it like the big fluffy towels, it leaves a great finish.
     
  9. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Awesome thanks mate! Appreciate the info! I think I'm going to end up getting a "rag company" drying towel and getting an air blower to help! But will use these tips too!

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    Drying is the most annoying process of the cleaning routine. IMHO. The worst part.

    Like most been using 2 x extra large drying towels (5ft x 3ft) + smaller towels for edging etc.

    Gone back to using a T-Bar blade on the large flat areas first. Then mopping up with above.

    But use this with EXTREME CARE!

    It speeds up the drying process in the cooler months.

    Agree this will not be everyone's cup of tea.
     
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    Ace61 New Member

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    Saw that on Amazon. Will check it out again.
     
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  13. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Sportback Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    I bought one of those blade things, before I bought the quality super absorbant towel I have now. Not really seen the need to use it plus worried about scratching of course..
     
  14. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Think I'll just get a couple more rag company drying towels for the lower areas and invest in a blower to help dry the annoying areas like mirrors, lights and front grill.

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