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This is a discussion on Absorber within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I saw Y2KPewterSS mention a thing called "The Absorber" the other day and since I was about to buy a ...

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    Thumbs up Absorber

    I saw Y2KPewterSS mention a thing called "The Absorber" the other day and since I was about to buy a leather chammy(sp?) to use for drying my car I decided to try this thing out instead. I was very pleased with it. I have a black car and it left not one streak or smear. I dried the entire car in about 15 minutes. It cost about 8 bucks at Wal-Mart. If you dont already have one get one they are awsome!!!!

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    yep, i have 2 of them, blue for the SS and red for the Exploder. used them for years now and never have had one rip on me yet...

    you a bad MOFO , Y2k for suggesting it. it's awesome!!!

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    I have been useing mine of years. I love it. No stains on it no rips.

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    I only use those for my glass now. They will swirl paint after a few washes.

    Waffle weave towel works MUCH better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I only use those for my glass now. They will swirl paint after a few washes.

    Waffle weave towel works MUCH better.
    I tried the meguiars waffle weave towel before and it left streaks all over.

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    Get a good one.
    Start drying with the towel dry.

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    I looked at my car today and it damn sure swirled my paint. I guess I will use mine for the windows only. I guess I am gonna go back to a microfibre towel. Our cars being black show swirls so easy.

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    aborber works great, but you gotta keep em clean. Throw in the washer with your detailing towels, just don't put it in the dryer.

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    My clean ones swirled my paint.

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    Never had an absorber swirl paint on any of my cars. Then again, never used one on a black car. I think air itself swirls black paint though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I think air itself swirls black paint though
    Very true.

    Done really well with the waffle towel though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Very true.

    Done really well with the waffle towel though.
    How much does a waffle towel usually run and is there any chance you could post a pic of it so we know what to look for. I have looked at a few places around here and can't locate one

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    I also have interset in this waffle towel you speak of. Thanks

    --Also used some pinnacle swirl remover and my PC and got it back lookin good. It needed it anyway. I have to wax it tomorrow. I wanted some pinnacle sovern wax but that shit is $70.00. I would prolly buy it if I had the extra cheese.
    Last edited by LETHALxLS1; 04-27-2007 at 06:07 PM.

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    The one I have is about $14.
    Let me research it more as it was a gift...and I will get back to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Never had an absorber swirl paint on any of my cars. Then again, never used one on a black car. I think air itself swirls black paint though

    Same here. None of the cars i dry with it have swirls. BUT i have dryed a black 02 zo6 with it and never any swirls.

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    i used to use a chamois (the manual said to). now i use a microfiber, and i must say Wowaweewah!! is VERY NICE! i like IT does it like me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    The one I have is about $14.
    Let me research it more as it was a gift...and I will get back to you.
    This is the one you've got---> HERE

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    Thanks Goose.
    I will be ordering a couple more for myself soon.

    Start with the towel dry and I don't even need to wring it out before my car is 100% dry.
    It didn't work that well on my glass though...I still use the Absorber for the windows.

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