It may be a basic fundamental of detailing and valeting, but It’s a step that’s all-too-often often skipped by the uninitiated, but we can’t emphasise enough how important it is to dry your vehicle after washing, especially in hard water areas.
The truth is that tap water – the water you’re most likely to wash your car with – isn’t pure like rainwater or distilled water. It actually contains all sorts of mineral impurities and, if left to air dry naturally, will inevitably leave behind these contaminants as the water molecules evaporate off.
Removal of these unsightly water spots on paintwork, glass and trim requires the use of other car care products such as Finale Quick Detailer
and, in extreme cases, even polishing using a suitable abrasive, like Tripple All-in-One Polish
Drying effectively - and this includes all the little drips that tend come out from recesses like panel shuts and wing mirrors - is easy with a good quality, heavy pile microfibre drying towel. These physically absorb these contaminants with the water and keep them away from surfaces to eliminate the risk of scratching. You can see more about microfibre, the different types and how it works in our article – Microfibre Car Cloths: Getting The Right Towel For The Job
We offer a range of specialist drying towels famed for their absorbency and easy, scratch-free, use. These include:
Aqua Deluxe Drying Towel
: Constructed from super-plush (and super-thick) 1200GSM pile, and featuring a super-absorbent inner core, our Aqua Deluxe Drying Towels are engineered to soak up water, fast. These heavy-duty towels will simply glide over surfaces quickly absorbing water, making the drying process not only safe but effortless. For extra paintwork protection, they also benefit from a special scratch-less edging. Aqua Deluxe Drying Towels are sized at 700x500mm.
Aqua Deluxe XL Drying Towel
: Just like our original Aqua Deluxe Drying Towel – but in a larger 940x570mm side, the Aqua Deluxe XL is the perfect detailing product for large vehicles and for repeated professional use.
Silk Drying Towel
: This twisted-loop design is the ultimate for seriously fast drying, without abrading waxes and coatings. This design offers the most efficient absorption to safely tackle everything from paintwork and glass to wheels and trim. The extra-large, 920x620mm Silk Drying Towel can take on any car of any size.