Drying Towels

A few years ago I had just finished washing my truck and had planned on wrapping up with a wax and detailing the wheels and tires before dark set in. My truck sat there, its detail still in its infancy stages, but it was nicely prepped, with water droplets sparkling all over the freshly washed paint. I reached for my chamois to dry the truck. Precisely at that moment, the phone rang and I went into the breezeway to answer it. It was a semi-emergency call (let's leave it at that) and I got sidetracked, temporarily forgetting about my half-finished truck. Ten or 15 minutes later when I finished the conversation, I realized I was still clutching a chamois in my hand, but had left the truck to air dry. I gasped in dismay as I witnessed the water spots that had congealed on the otherwise pristine surface. Back to square one. Pollution plays a huge role in pesky water spots and rain etching. Both occur when beads of water evaporates too quickly. If evaporation takes place slowly, there usually isn't a problem. Water houses pollution, whether airborne, or from underground sources, and when rapid evaporation takes place, contaminants are left behind, creating spots of dirt and acid on the surface of your car. Water spots—Phase one—is the term for residue while it is still sitting atop the finish. These can be removed with a pre-wax polish, like Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer. Phase two—rain etching, referred to by some as acid rain, is much more serious. This is the result of allowing water spots to remain too long; they eat through the clear coat and can only be removed by buffing. Avoid both by manually drying your vehicle after washes and after rains before evaporation takes place. I know this isn't always possible, especially places like Florida where it rains daily over half the year. I keep a Water Sprite Plus in my trunk, just for these occasions. The beauty of the Water Sprite is that it's ultra-absorbent, and, after using it, you can wring it out and store it damp, and it still dries every bit as well next time! Moral of the story is dry your car, truck or SUV after washing, and after rains, when possible, before water spots show up. Save your finish, and the hassle, by drying. We have a variety of drying tools to choose from: some natural, some synthetic, and some even powered by electricity. Do it your way, but just do it.
Please see our detailing tips section on
How to Avoid Water Spots, Water Etching, and Acid Rain.

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  • The Ultimate Guzzler Waffle Weave By Cobra 28 x 44 inches

    The Ultimate Guzzler Waffle Weave By Cobra 28 x 44 inches

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $34.99
    The Ultimate Guzzler is 24% less expensive per square foot than the original Guzzler! This is the best value of any waffle weave drying towel available! When you see someone driving one of those enormous SUVs, do you think, “How do they dry that...
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  • Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel - 26" x 36"

    Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel - 26" x 36"

    Speed Master
    Price: $39.99
    Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel - 26" x 36" You gave it your all washing your car, now take a bit of a break by drying it with ease, with the Speed Master Notorious D.R.Y. Towel. The Speed Master Notorious D.R.Y. Towel is not another tiny towel!...
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  • Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel - 20" x 32"

    Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel - 20" x 32"

    Speed Master
    Price: $29.99
    Dry to the extreme! You gave it your all washing your car, now take a bit of a break by drying it with ease, with the Speed Master Notorious D.R.Y. Towel. The Speed Master Notorious D.R.Y. Towel is not another tiny towel! Coming in a whopping size of 20...
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  • Cobra Guzzler Hybrid Twisted Drying Towel

    Cobra Guzzler Hybrid Twisted Drying Towel

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $17.99
    The driest your car will ever be! The Cobra Guzzler Hybrid Twisted Drying Towel is a unique hybrid towel that is made out a twist-loop microfiber combination that allows for extra levels of absorbency. The Cobra Guzzler Hybrid Twisted Drying Towel is...
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  • Prince of Wales Chamois  4.5  Sq. Ft.

    Prince of Wales Chamois 4.5 Sq. Ft.

    Prince of Wales
    Our Price: $37.99
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    Give your car the best premium grade chamois for superior drying and shining! The best quality chamois come from England. This one is no different. It couldn't possibly be any softer or gentler to all surfaces. It is unsurpassed in drying and shining...
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  • Chamois 2.5 Sq. Ft.

    Chamois 2.5 Sq. Ft.

    Prince of Wales
    Our Price: $22.99
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    Give your car the best premium grade chamois for superior drying and shining! The best quality chamois come from England. This one is no different. It couldn't possibly be any softer or gentler to all surfaces. It is unsurpassed in drying and shining...
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  • The Guzzler  Waffle Weave by Cobra 16 x 24

    The Guzzler Waffle Weave by Cobra 16 x 24

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $15.99
    The safest towel for your vehicle just got even safer! If you asked me what job microfiber does best, I don't think I'd have an answer. That's simply because the material does so much and does it all equally well. Microfiber cleans, polishes,...
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  • The Guzzler Triple Kit

    The Guzzler Triple Kit

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $59.99
    Three thirsty towels for drying big SUVS, small cars, and everything in between! Towels are like money – you can never have enough! As many detailers will tell you, the best way to completely dry your vehicle is to go over it once with a large towel to...
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  • The Guzzler Combo Kit The Guzzler Combo Kit

    The Guzzler Combo Kit

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $29.99
    These towels don't just absorb water – they guzzle it! Microfiber has been making waves in the auto care industry for the last several years – and now it's soaking them up! The new Guzzler waffle weave towels by Cobra are a plusher, more absorbent...
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  • The Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave By Cobra,  20 x 40 inches

    The Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave By Cobra, 20 x 40 inches

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $24.99
    Soft, satin edges pamper your paint! Microfiber cleans, it scrubs, it polishes, it dries – it's the multipurpose miracle fabric! Could there possibly be a way to improve upon our Cobra microfiber towels? Of course, there's always room for...
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  • Cobra Guzzler HD Waffle Weave Drying Towel, 16 x 24 inches

    Cobra Guzzler HD Waffle Weave Drying Towel, 16 x 24 inches

    Cobra Microfiber
    Price: $19.99
    This heavy duty waffle weave towel is four times thicker than any other waffle weave drying towel! If you think all towels are the same, think again! Cobra's Guzzler Heavy Duty Waffle Weave Towel is an ultra-thick version of our waffle weave drying towel...
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