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    The Absorber?

    Anyone use the Absorber to dry their cars? Any cons with it? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: The Absorber?

    i have been using this for years, i think it works great, never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01devilledts
    i have been using this for years, i think it works great, never had a problem.
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    I also have one, and its worth the $$$

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    Re: The Absorber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blown Z
    Anyone use the Absorber to dry their cars? Any cons with it? Thanks in advance!
    FYI: "The Absorber" is a synthetic chamois for drying your auto. It's made of a Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) material that has a three dimensional and interconnected open-cell structure, rather like a sea sponge. It is highly absorbent and the interconnected cell structure allows debris it picks off the paint surface to wick back into the material and therefore it is less likely to scratch when wiped across the auto's surface.

    A typical PVA product description can be found below:

    http://www.autobarn.net/absydrch27x1.html

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I've got one, works great.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I use a leaf blower

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    Re: The Absorber?

    The only problem with the Absorber or real chamois is there is no nap to protect your finish if you get a piece of dirt or leaf part under this type of drying device like you do a towel. If you use these things carefully they can work good. I have used an electric leaf blower for almost 10 years now and a cotton towel or a DF cotton microfiber towel.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I first use a California water blade, followed by an Absorber. Drying the car is easy this way.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    i used the absorber...does good work...and 2 of my vehicles were/are black

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I used to use the absorber religiously, until I got a hold of Meguiars Water Magnet Drying Towel. It is a micro-fiber type towel that has a waffle like pattern that is less likely to push dust or other contaminants across the paint resulting in hairline scratches like a flat absorber can tend to do. I use 2 of them, use the first one to remove the majority of the water, then the second one to remove the rest of the water. I do one section of the car at a time squeezing the water out of the first one like a chamois. I have considerably cut back the amount of swirls compared to the absorber. I primarily wash and detail black cars that love to swirl and I hate to even hand dry them, but if I have to I use the Meguiars water magnet. The water magnet works wonders on a friends black Acura NSX which seems to have a softer paint than most cars I've done (and it loves to swirl), possibly because it's an aluminum car. I do still love to use the absorber on lighter colored cars though. It may or may not be better I just prefer it.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I just bought the water magnet to replace a six year old chamois that lost its softness. Over at meguiarsonline.com, the consensus seems to be that the WM is better than the absorber. It's a waffle weave micro-fiber I think.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I also use the California water blade and then finish with a Meguiar's Water Magnet Drying Towel.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I agree with the water blade and the microfiber towel. Just make sure the microfiber towel stays clean. Rinse it thuroughly and allow to air dry.

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    Re: The Absorber?

    I love the Abosrber, I have been using it since it was released. This 2 yr. old Cad Escalade is washed on a weekly basis and never has been polished. No scratches or marring.













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    Re: The Absorber?

    I use the new Original California Jelly Water Blade (the handle is also flexible) followed by a chamois. My setup includes a wringer to squeeze the chamois. I occasionally use my Metro Air Force Blaster when detailing the engine bay, not so much to dry my cars (more on the motorcycles). Tried the Absorber, but still prefer a chamois.

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