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Old 02-11-2016, 03:15 PM
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Hey guys, I'm pretty new to detailing, etc. I have always washed my own cars, but have never had the correct towels, etc in my arsenal. Do you have suggestions for good microfiber towels for drying, interior, etc? I'm looking at pak shak and microfiber tech brands right now. Thanks
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I buy mine at costco, something like 30 of them for like 12$. Easy.
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Get waffle weave drying towels from someone like AutoGeek ... and the Costco towels above.
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Haha. Thought I was going to get flamed for recommending the Costco microfiber towels. Looks like a lot of us use them.


After a few washes, they are no longer in my exterior arsenal and move into my stack of interior towels. A few more washes and they become my wheel towels, then oil rags. They are cheap enough to cycle them through and not feel too guilty on the wallet.
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I use them a lot and if treated well will last a long time before I move them fron wax/sealant removal to interior .. Wash in mild unscented soap in a HE .. white vinegar for fabric softener then gentle dry .
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Haha. Thought I was going to get flamed for recommending the Costco microfiber towels. Looks like a lot of us use them.


After a few washes, they are no longer in my exterior arsenal and move into my stack of interior towels. A few more washes and they become my wheel towels, then oil rags. They are cheap enough to cycle them through and not feel too guilty on the wallet.

Exactly, when new they're for paint and small cleaning, as they get older, they go to tougher shitter jobs and in the end, oil rags and into the trash.
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Thanks guys, I'll see if anyone I know has a Costco membership. I have Sam's so I'll check there also. I've heard from more than one person that Waffle Weave is a must for drying after washing so I'll pick up some of those as well.
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Most work well, provided they don't have edges that will scratch, but PakShak is highly recommended for use on paint.
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I use two of these for exterior drying:

Cobra Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave Drying Towel, 20 x 40 inches

I have a stack of these for polishing and polish/wax removal:

Supreme 530 Microfiber Towel, 16 x 16 inches

I use these for interior, glass, wheels, or anything rough duty:

Griots Garage Interior Cloths - 4 Pack

If properly cared for, high quality microfiber towels will last forever. Some of my drying towels are going on ten years old.
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Cobra HD Guzzler is my favorite out of the ones I have tried. Mothers drying towels are good also.
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Good Microfibers at a good price

Check out theragcompany.com have been using there edgeless blue Microfibers, waffle weave Microfibers for drying, and there glass microfibers over the past few years with great success. The usually run sales around holidays and other promotions. The edgeless MF are good for applying Garry Dean Infinite Use Detail Juice after every wash.
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I have used 100% cotton towels for washing and car wax removal for years. I recently bought what kirbman recommends above on Amazon for $20.95 with Prime. Specifically, the product is: The Rag Company 16 x 16 edgeless 70/30 blend microfiber auto detailing towels. They come in a 10-pack. I have used them once with great success. I should have purchased these years ago.
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Microfiber Towels

Check out the Griot's Garage website for expert tips on choosing the correct microfiber towels for your ride. Contrary to popular belief, there are different towels for different uses. Also, be careful buying brands made in China that are sold and many retailers.

https://www.griotsgarage.com/home.do...FchKDQodztsOSQ
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Meh. I too have been using the Costco microfibre cloths also and have never had any issues. I have a near brand new car (bought with 1200 miles on the odometer), and the paint was in pristine condition at time of purchase. Not a single swirl in the clear coat. Here I am 13 months later, 5000 miles later, and countless car washes later and the paint is still flawless. Those Costco cloths work just fine. If you start getting any swirls, it simply comes down to washing technique.

I never use a cloth more than once on the exterior. At $12 for 30, it's cheap enough to use only once. I then move them to interior duty for a cycle and then toss them. If I drop it at any point, out it goes. If I was a professional detailer I could see it making sense getting specific cloths, etc. But for a hobbyist who just wants to keep his car looking pristine, it makes no difference.

The worst thing with those specialty cloths is the price. If you drop it, welp, good luck!
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I've been using towels from Amazon, 50 for $20 and they work for me!
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Originally Posted by kirbman View Post
Check out theragcompany.com have been using there edgeless blue Microfibers, waffle weave Microfibers for drying, and there glass microfibers over the past few years with great success. The usually run sales around holidays and other promotions. The edgeless MF are good for applying Garry Dean Infinite Use Detail Juice after every wash.
I don't see any waffle weave blue with no edge on the web site. Do you have an SKU number?

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