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so what are you using for a wash mit and for drying?

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it's time to replace a few items in my detail cabinet.

so it seems that the preferred wash mits (in order) are:

1) microfiber
2) sheepskin (good, available at Target & on-line but don't last)
3) chenille (available at Target & on-line )
4) synthetic (available almost anywhere)

can anyone vouch for this? what are you using?

I've been fairly satisfied using The Absorber but am looking to retire it to wiping down the interior and using something new for drying the paint. I already sheet the majority of the water off the car using a hose with low pressure and no nozzle. I won't go to a leaf blower :eek: but am seeking a new way to get the remaining water off of the car.

I'll pass on the California Waterblade.

the P21S drying towell seems to be a very popular choice.

what are you using and how do you like it?
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Chenille mitt and Big Blue towel

I've been using a chenille wash mitt for a couple years with good results. I just changed my drying method two weeks ago. I had been using a California Water Blade followed by an Absorber and a 100% cotton terry towel. I wanted to see if I could find a better drying solution, so I splurged on a variety of microfiber towels as well as a P21S drying towel. I tried various combinations of drying tools and decided that I will continue using the water blade for glass surfaces but replace the Absorber and 100% cotton towel with a Big Blue Drying towel from Classic Motoring Accessories. The Absorber will be relegated to drying my wheels and tires. After hearing so many folks rave about the P21S towel, I found it to be somewhat disappointing (about equal to an Absorber but inferior to the Big Blue). As always, your mileage may vary.
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31st330i said:
so is there only one "California Water Blade" or are there several brands that carry the same product with the same name. there's one sold at Target under the "Sol" brand.
My local Target store carries a couple types of car drying blades under the Baja Sol label. The one with the name "The Original California Water Blade" does appear to be a genuine CWB.
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