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Thread: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

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    Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    I was wondering which one of these methods you guys prefered and why...i bought a small leafblower with like max power at 200 mph so i figure that it was a good investment. I have chammies but i have heard that these are not good and leave scratches behind. I have basically heard pros and cons for each...please if anyone can give a solid answer i would appreciate it
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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    I test microfiber towels for Zaino, the MF towels are very inconsistent from batch to batch even from the same manufacturer, some work great and other will scratch your clear coat. Chammies while they do hold a lot of water, they have no nap, so if you get the smallest piece of dirt or a part of a leaf caught under it can scratch. Leaf blower, really do down side unless the area you are using it is unpaved, or on dirt. The leaf blower with a good coat of "wax" will allow you to blow most of the water off while mabe using a towel or two to finish the job, remember 100% cotton towels, white in color and made in the USA.

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    The best combination for me is to dry the windows with microfiber, dry the truck with electric leaf blower, and then what is left wet with 100% cotton towels.

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    Microfibers are great for windows.

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    I have found that the only microfiber towels that are good are the ones that have a very short nap, these are very good, some of the ones that have the long nap are only good for windows and will leave microscopic scratches on the finish.

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    I appreciate it guys...I just bought a leaf blower and hopefully will be getting it soon...i appreciate the great comments and help
    Sean

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    I start with my Sears electric leaf blower, using it for about 10-12 minutes. Then, I do the door jambs, lowest part of the rocker panels with a cotton towel. I also use the blower on the wheels & tires.
    We are in the middle of 9 days of rain right now, which was preceeded by 2 nice days, which was preceeded by 6 days of rain. In 17 days, we've had 15 that rained. The two that were nice, I was sick! All cars here are very dirty. They say by May 28th we'll have no rain. Expect them to announce a water shortage on June 1st!!!

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    There has been extensive discussion on this topic in the Detailing forum.

    Stop by and pay us a visit!

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    i just tried the mr. clean auto-dry (i think that's the name) and it worked great. i was shocked. but in 45 min i had washed 2 cars, done the wheels and tires, and cleaned everything up. you just have to make sure you do it at dusk so the sun or heat doesn't dry it too quickly. it really does work like they say. both windwos and body. i have a black blazer i tried it on and there were no spots.

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    Re: Chammy vs Microfiber Towel vs Leaf blower

    Many of us, including myself in this forum have used the Mr. Clean Autodry. From my personal experience and other members experience, the performance of this product is OK. Personally I would not rate it with extraordinary performance but just with an OK if you are in a hurry and need a quick wash. It is better than to go to an automatic carwash, unless it is a touchfree automatic carwash. If you have plenty of time you should try out the Zaino products, wash your car with their carwash shampoo, and then use a leaf blower to dry your car, use microfiber towels to dry your windows, and use a 100% cotton towel, american made to dry the rest of the car that did not dry out with the leaf blower. This procedure is tested and true, and many of us here in the forum go for it.

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