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Old 19-12-2019, 07:08 AM   #1
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Will drying aid products damage drying towel?

Hello,

I have few QD in my arsenl like BSD, Hybrid V7 and turtle seal and shine, and i also bought new drying towels - silverback xl and wooly mammoth.

I was wondering if those type of products, which some of them have hydrophobic abilities like sealants will damage my drying towel?
because I do have dedicated towel for my PL sealant.

should i have dedicated towel for a drying aid?

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Good question. I've never had any issues with my towels after spreading sealant and washing them but logic would suggest that the washing doesn't remove all properties that make it so hydrophobic.
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Will drying aid products damage drying towel?

Not sure if I’d call it ‘damage’, but yes the chances are with certain drying aids, the drying towel will become impregnated with the product after a while, so potentially then effecting it’s performance.
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You are right to be concerned, as some of the manufacturers state not to use their product with drying aid type of product. For example my Drying Duo from Klin is not suitable for using with drying aid and also Chem. Guys MF wash should not be used. Your best bet is to check manufaturer's website or contact them directly.
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For this concern I'll do a general pat dry with a drying towel then finish off with a drying aid and a regular MF cloth.
I noticed that my drying cloth comes out the washing machine less absorbent than the rest.
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I have first hand experience with this. Especially BSD which is my go to product.

If you use this product with your drying towel, then the product soaks in to your towel, thus making the towel null and void. I also found that washing the drying towel with proper microfibre products and tumble drying didn't work at all and the drying towel is now used for wheels and/or trim drying.

Be wise with what you use it for. I now have a designated towel(s) for BSD, one for applying then one/two for buffing off.
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I've used BSD and Prizm as drying aids and it hasn't affected my drying towel as far as I can see.
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I really appreciate the informative answers, so thank you all.

I think my conclusion is that its better to have dedicated drying aid towel, in order to prolong the life of the main drying towel, so i will swap my current drying towels, that have leftovers of QD products into drying aid towel.

I will check if i see any improvements in the long term.

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I find that bsd leaves all my towels clogged and unable to absorb water but once they all get like this I leave them to soak in a strong apc solution overnight and then wash as normal and they come back to life.
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I have first hand experience with this. Especially BSD which is my go to product.

If you use this product with your drying towel, then the product soaks in to your towel, thus making the towel null and void. I also found that washing the drying towel with proper microfibre products and tumble drying didn't work at all and the drying towel is now used for wheels and/or trim drying.

Be wise with what you use it for. I now have a designated towel(s) for BSD, one for applying then one/two for buffing off.
I use BSD with a Polished bliss premium drying towel and wash with boots sensitive laundry liquid and it comes out as absorbant as the first time I used it
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