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Washing -

1. Microfiber
2. Sheep wool

Drying -

1. Microfiber
2. Chamois
3. Synthetic Chamois
4. California Water Blade

What does everyone personally use? I've been using sheep wool and a synthetic chamois. But I think using a syn chamois leaves little swirls. I might be changing to the water blade after seeing it in action at the New York Auto Show.
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I don't remember what the mitts I'm using to wash the car are made of but I use a synthetic chamois to dry. I don't wipe the car down too much though. I kinda of pat it dry with the occassional wipe.

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I use those typical wash mits you get at PepBoys and Walmart to wash the car. To dry it I use 100% cotton very old and very worn bath towels. I use probably two full size ones to get the car dry and another to get all the cracks and wheels.
 

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100% cotton terrycloth for everything. When washing, rinse frequently to get any dirt or grit out of it.
 

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Forget those cheesy orange 5 dollar synthetic mitts at the auto parts stores. I use a sheepskin one from Griot's Garage--about 13 bucks. Makes all the difference.

I use 100% cotton towels for drying. Chamois is great too. I would feel silly drying my car with a plastic blade!
 

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Washing: "Sheep Wool" mit
Drying: Water Blade w/expensive(soft) cotton towel


You ought to pick up a water blade... I love mine. It speeds things up so much. You can actually get the car dry before it starts evaporating and spotting. Some parts of the car you just can't get with it though so I carry a towel around with me. When I finish, the car is completely dry and the towel is barely damp.
 

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This is what keeps "LUDECRS" clean and swirl free:
1. At the coin wash, I spray the car down quickly on a soap setting (about 2 minutes).
2. With the remaining time in the bay I fill a bucket with soapy water.
3. Scrub it with TERRY CLOTH wash mitt (it's a WHITE MITT that's kinda 'stringy')
4. Put in another $1.50 for 4 minutes and use a bit of soap for a once over and then use the rinse.
5. Drive home to air dry. After washing the car I always drive it a bit to get the standing water off.
6. Use towells (100% cotton) to get the remaining water off and more importantly clean/dry all the jambs (doors, truck, gas, hood).
Basically, use terry cloth everything. I use a synthetic chamois every so often.
I've found that you should really take your time washing the car. Scratches happen when the car isn't completely washed and you end up dragging dirt all over the car when drying.


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Use sheeps wool mitt when washing, use meguirs gold calss and get it real sudsy, wash in back and forth motion not in circles, rinse, dry the the Absorber. Total = $20 + no towels to wash and no swirls
 

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when your done washing the car take the nozle off the hose then barely turn on the water, like the amount of milk that comes out of a gallon container and let the water run on the car starting on the roof then working your way down. if your car is waxed you won't have to dry your car because the water will roll right off but if it leaves some droplets of water gently pat it down with a cotton towel.
oh yeah if you use this method you wont need a cal blade. if you dont want scratches i recommend 100% cotton towel.
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i cant believe no one has mentioned Absorber! anyways, i wash with a typical large dog bone sponge and another small rougher sponge i use to scrub out hard surface contaminants.

then drying i use Absorber, and man i love that thing! dries ur car perfectly with no streaks and does it in half the time of typical cotton towels

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ng Luder:
i cant believe no one has mentioned Absorber! anyways, i wash with a typical large dog bone sponge and another small rougher sponge i use to scrub out hard surface contaminants.

then drying i use Absorber, and man i love that thing! dries ur car perfectly with no streaks and does it in half the time of typical cotton towels
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That's what I use and I'm looking for something better.
 

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The Absorber is so fresh and so clean....and clean. It kind of depends though, my absorber has gotten kind of dirty, so I use a real chamois. I guess i could just take the time to wash my absorber. Nah.......

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Californian Water Blade.
WoW! So good! Best £10 I've spent in ages!
No Streaks!!! There is a god!
 

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I've got the blade too.....the nuts

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