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Ok, so I have a gripe about the Griot's PFM towel....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dspilot, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Feb 22, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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    dspilot

    dspilot [OP] Professional Nomad

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    The thing is impossible to wring out! I washed my truck today and dried it. Then washed the wife's Acura. After drying the Tundra, the towel was pretty much loaded up. I tried to use it to dry the Acura, but it was just streaking the water all over (not really drying). I was able to wring some water out of it, but not enough to make a difference. It really is an awesome product though.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:37 AM
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    That is why you need more than one. :) Actually I use the Harbor Freight: Grants Premium XL Plush Drying Towel for $5.99 and get some of the water off. Then use the Griot's towel. I was able to do 2 cars and my Tundra that way.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    Do you have the large 20x28 inch? It definitely soaks up some water and is tough to ring out. Amazon has a 2 pack of 16x16 for $19.00. I'm wondering if those would be more manageable.
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:46 AM
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    Istvank11

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    If you use the sheeting method you can dry multiple vehicles with it.
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:13 AM
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    TRD Pro suspension, +2 Coachbuilder shackles, 2015 TRD Pro headlights, 20% ceramic tinted windows, clear ceramic tinted front windshield, aFe drop in pro s dry air filter, TRD airflow accelerator, TRD oil fill cap, TRD 18 psi radiator cap, BDX Bullydog tuner, Weathertech floor mats front and rear, rear seat fold down mod, DNA hard trifold tonneau cover, Linex with uv protection, TRD rear swaybar, TRD center caps, TRD Pro grille insert with color matching surround and bulge, TRD PRO headlights, aluminum oil filter canister, Real truck tailgate seal, Pop-n-lock tailgate lock actuator, rear diff breather relocate, RCI front skid plate. 275/70 R18 BFG KO2s
    That’s what makes it a good towel. The water doesn’t come back out of it easily. Once it’s fully saturated, it’s done and you have to let it dry naturally. I have 3 similar. Take the nozzle off your hose when you’re done washing the truck, let that pour over the top of the truck and the sides. That will leave less water behind and you should be able to dry the entire truck with one towel. I then take a soft terrycloth or microfiber towel to get the jams and wheels with. That’s because I don’t want any black stuff on my good towels.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    My only complaint is that it holds so much water, it takes a while to fully dry out. I picked up several of the smaller ones at Pep Boys on sale to fill in
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:32 AM
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    That’s why I have three. I just hang them up in the garage to air dry and they should be ready for use in a couple days.
     
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