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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:17 pm 
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I was wondering what people use to dry their cars with apart from chamois (sp?).

I have had several and all have lint crap coming off them including my last one which was mcguiars. Whats a good lint free alternative that you can buy from a local store e.g. autobarn, supercheap etc

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:26 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:33 pm 
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thats what i normally do, wipe it down with a chamois, that i have hand washed a few times... take her for a spin round the block, then wipe her down again....

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:02 pm 
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Its not drying thats the problem its the lint that stupid chamois leave. I hate washing the car only to dry it and end up with little bits of lint on the paintwork.

Any good lint-free products people could reccomend?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:13 pm 
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i bought a chamois from supercheap, i think, not sure of the brand, was like 30 bucks roughly,and was lint free... but had heaps of oil in it, so much that it would leave a horrible mark on ur car... washed it a few times, hand washed, and bobs ur uncle.... or aunty, if things are sick and twisted in thier head...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:11 pm 
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i have 2 maguires chamois, not 1 of them has left lint behind.

think you got a dud!!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:13 pm 
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I use a chamios no worries aswell. Think mine also Meguires!
As for taking it round the block, stuff that, the dirt and that sticks to the water and that. Wait till she's fully dry before driving.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:14 pm 
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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

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:46 pm 
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Get a Synthetic one, they should feel a bit rubbery, dont bother with the leather ones can damage yor paint if not used correctly.
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:03 pm 
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yea i have the synthetic Meguires one which has been lint free since purchase, hmm dam quite a while ago...years?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:05 pm 
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Try a microfibre cloth or even brush over the car with one afterwards..
I do this with microfibre cloths n get perfect finish, no artifacts left on the paint.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:10 pm 
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These microfibre cloths can you get them easily? Cant remeber seeing microfibre cloths before even though i have a microfibre wash mit.....maybe i just wasnt looking hard enough.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:23 pm 
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They can be found in most cleaning sections of stores, not just auto stores.
Also the internet has many for sale; they are everywhere really; just keep ur eyes open for em.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:00 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 2:42 pm 
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get a leather one man it might cost a bit but you dont get that lint effect
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