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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:50 pm 
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The days of the chamois are gone. They still are worth having around to wipe down the dash or remove stains from seats though

The best thing available today is an ultra microfibre waffle weave drying towel
They are 60 x 90 cm and one can dry the entire car (use a second one or chamois for door and boot jams)
No wringing, simply hang up to dry and wash after each use for best results

No lines, streaks or stripping of waxes or sealants
Far less surface friction than a chamois and will outlast a chamois by a country mile


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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:22 pm 
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ok Aurora 98 you've convinced me to get rid of my chamois, i never liked the french anyway!!!

Where would one aquire an ultra microfibre waffle weave drying towel ?

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:51 pm 
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Lets just hope all those words fall out of your mouth in the correct order when you ask for one at an auto shop .............

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:54 am 
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i just use a towel... After a spin around the block... I figure a towels get me dry after a shower.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:58 am 
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ok Aurora 98 you've convinced me to get rid of my chamois, i never liked the french anyway!!!

Where would one aquire an ultra microfibre waffle weave drying towel ?

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Ditto on all accounts. French are bastards.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:07 pm 
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Driving the car around the block during summer would probably be ok but in winter would cause some road grime to stick to the damp car

Here's a question for everyone
Do you dry the door, boot and engine bay
If not, that can accellerate rust and cause the buildup of grime in there

It takes extra time yes however is a great rust preventative and keeps it looking spectacular

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:24 am 
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My AUII normally drips water from around the door handles and beltline mouldings for an hour after its been chamoised. Had it washed and polished at a detailers, they use an air blower hooked up to a compressor to dry out the door jambs, handles etc.
There was an article in Australian Muscle Car about the best way to wash and dry your car. Some of it seems a bit extreme, but worth doing if you are going to keep your car for a long time.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:21 pm 
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Don't buy any magazines so didn't see that article but sounds good
Yes you can use a blower to get rid of the excess but I still prefer to fully dry them by towel

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:22 pm 
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Aurora 98 wrote:
Don't buy any magazines so didn't see that article but sounds good
Yes you can use a blower to get rid of the excess but I still prefer to fully dry them by towel


Hey Aurora have you heard of the Ultra Microfibre Tricot " FBZ" Super Plush Towel? I was searching on google for the ultra microfibre waffle weave drying towel and found that.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:11 pm 
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Yes those are the ones I used a few years ago
Very nice high quality absorbent towel but IMO and that of autopians, the waffle weave is the best

The fbz drying towels are available in two types, one has a drying side and a buffing side, the other is thinner with drying only
Waffle towels are all drying and have the advantage of silk binding and more absorbent and a bit cheaper

The FBZ buffing towels are excellent as well although can't compare IMO with a monster fluffy

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:03 am 
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So what sort of price are we talking about for these towels?

And where can I find one?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:01 am 
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GTBob wrote:
Best thing for drying a car after chamoising is an old well washed nappy as thet dont leave streaks or lint :shock: :D :D :D :D
Not one of your own is it Bob :D

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:01 pm 
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GTBob wrote:
Best thing for drying a car after chamoising is an old well washed nappy as thet dont leave streaks or lint :shock: :D :D :D :D
Not one of your own is it Bob :D
NAA all mine wore out 40 years ago (were used on several early fords) a 36 coupe and a 48 mercury Gee I wish I still had the coupe would be worth a mint now :cry:

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:47 pm 
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I can help you with your microfibre needs
Drying towels - $25 each, 2 for 46, 4 for 90
they will outlast a chamois by ages. 300 washes, probably a good year or two or more if you wash them in cold to warm water and use white vinegar as a fabric softener
Also have a range of top quality buffing, polishing and glass towels, ultra plush, ultra thick and ultra fine

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:42 pm 
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Can anyone recommend a good cutting compound which is good restoring oxidised paintwork, which is also safe for clear-coats? I was recommended by my local auto shop to use Mother's scrath remover followed by a coat of Mother's sealant and glaze. Worked ok for a day then the paintwork just returned to normal. I also gave T-cut a go, just the polish, but to no avail. Is T-Cut original safe for clear-coats? If it helps my car is heritage green.

 

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