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floydbloke

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#275672 3-Sep-2020 11:17
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Has anyone here used a rapiddrytowel?

 

https://nz.rapiddrytowels.com/ 

 

Is it as good a they claim?

 

Got confronted with a FB ad with lots of positive comments but I'd rather hear firsthand from trusted fellow GZ'ers.





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MikeB4
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  #2556219 3-Sep-2020 11:21
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They are microfibre and work to a point. We have a few for the caravan as they do dry fast but I am not convinced that they dry the skin completely. My wife hates the feel of them as much as she hates using polystyrene as a mouse pad.


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  #2556273 3-Sep-2020 11:48
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I bought one years back, and have been using it every time to dry my car (mainly after a wash)! 

 

They do work as they claim and they dry nicely too. 

 

I don't just use it for my car though, i often take it with me to playgrounds after a rainy day when the slides / swings are wet, they are super handy in wiping them down for my son to play with. 

 

Even after years of use, they still work as advertised, so i'd recommend it :) 

 

 


 
 
 
 


hsvhel
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  #2556438 3-Sep-2020 14:58
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i recommend them, easiest thing i have ever used to dry the car after a wash.....other than a leaf blower

 

 


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  #2556447 3-Sep-2020 15:22
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Look like a standard drop shipping company. Just get some microfibre towels from Kathmandu, briscoes or AliExoress.

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  #2556448 3-Sep-2020 15:26
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hsvhel:

 

i recommend them, easiest thing i have ever used to dry the car after a wash.....other than a leaf blower

 

 

 

 

 

 

A really good quality Shammy is the best thing I have used, and lasts for years if well looked after.


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  #2556563 3-Sep-2020 16:30
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When my partner worked for a Tauranga airport shuttle company he bought 2 of these Large Microfiber Gym Towel | Gym towel, Microfiber to dry the vehicles down after each wash. At the time New World was selling them at approx $6 ea. A quick NW search I can not find them now. He swears by them. We now use them on our own 2 cars instead of shammies skins.

 

Microfibre cloths are ab fab ๐Ÿ˜€

 

We also use microfibre cloths for spectacle lens and interior car windows. For those uses we use Spick N Span Microfibre Cloth For Glass L: 400mm, W: 400mm Light blue from mitre10





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  #2564196 15-Sep-2020 09:17
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Pros: Compact, gets you mostly dry, the towel dries very quickly if hung up somewhere with a bit of air movement 

 

Cons: Feels awful, leaves residual dampness.

 

Good product for tramping etc, or any other use case where a compact, rapidly drying towel is required.  I would not use one at home.

 

 





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Soarin
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  #2564263 15-Sep-2020 11:11
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I just got one. Works really well. I was using cheaper large Aliexpress microfibre towels to dry my cars but this one is much more absorbent so you don't need to wring it out.

 

Loving it so far.


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  #2564274 15-Sep-2020 11:24
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mattwnz:

 

hsvhel:

 

i recommend them, easiest thing i have ever used to dry the car after a wash.....other than a leaf blower

 

 

 

 

 

 

A really good quality Shammy is the best thing I have used, and lasts for years if well looked after.

 

 

A chamois is honestly the worst thing you could possibly use to dry your car. Microfibre towels pick up debris and move it deep within the pile away from the paintwork. A chamois will simply drag the debris all over the paintwork causing scratches and swirls. 

 

If you value your car and take pride in its appearance then do yourself a favour and replace the chamois with a good quality microfibre drying towel. While you're at replace the sponges with a good quality microfibre wash mitt.

 

 


floydbloke

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  #2564354 15-Sep-2020 14:03
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Thanks for all the replies and advice.  Mrs Floyd Santa has gone ahead and procured one and I'll be getting it for Christmas.

 

To those who say they're not  comfortable, I'll be using it on a car body, not a flesh one๐Ÿ™‚ (hence I posted in the Transport forum).





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