Drying the car is crucial to ensure that you don’t end up with water spots on it. Whilst it is actually possible to dry a large section of the car using a slow stream of water when it has a high quality level of protection on it, it is still necessary to dry the remaining parts.

Duel Autocare Triple Twisted Loop Drying Towel, Green
Autoglym Instadry
Glart 443TPO 3 Super Absorbent Microfibre Thick Plush Cloths 40 x 40 cm, for Car Drying, Detailing, Polishing, Cleaning, Wash, Anthracite
Gtechniq MF4 Diamond Sandwich Microfiber Drying Towel - Streak Free Finish, Significantly Higher Absorption Rate - 70% Polyester, 30% Polyamide & 60x60cm In Size| Can Be Used On Wet & Dry Surfaces
Duel Autocare Triple Twisted Loop Drying Towel, Green
Autoglym Instadry
Glart 443TPO 3 Super Absorbent Microfibre Thick Plush Cloths 40 x 40 cm, for Car Drying, Detailing, Polishing, Cleaning, Wash, Anthracite
Gtechniq MF4 Diamond Sandwich Microfiber Drying Towel - Streak Free Finish, Significantly Higher Absorption Rate - 70% Polyester, 30% Polyamide & 60x60cm In Size| Can Be Used On Wet & Dry Surfaces
Duel Autocare Triple Twisted Loop Drying Towel, Green
Duel Autocare Triple Twisted Loop Drying Towel, Green
Autoglym Instadry
Autoglym Instadry
Glart 443TPO 3 Super Absorbent Microfibre Thick Plush Cloths 40 x 40 cm, for Car Drying, Detailing, Polishing, Cleaning, Wash, Anthracite
Glart 443TPO 3 Super Absorbent Microfibre Thick Plush Cloths 40 x 40 cm, for Car Drying, Detailing, Polishing, Cleaning, Wash, Anthracite
Gtechniq MF4 Diamond Sandwich Microfiber Drying Towel - Streak Free Finish, Significantly Higher Absorption Rate - 70% Polyester, 30% Polyamide & 60x60cm In Size| Can Be Used On Wet & Dry Surfaces
Gtechniq MF4 Diamond Sandwich Microfiber Drying Towel - Streak Free Finish, Significantly Higher Absorption Rate - 70% Polyester, 30% Polyamide & 60x60cm In Size| Can Be Used On Wet & Dry Surfaces

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Duel Autocare Triple Twisted Loop Drying Towel

This drying towel from Duel Autocare is a seriously super absorbent towel, which is thanks to its GSM of 1400. On the surface of the towel there are thing noodles which act to fully absorb the water that is on the panel.

I found that regardless if I patted the panel down, buffed off the panel or slid the towel across it, each time the paint work was left bone dry. It’s as simple as wringing it out if it gets too wet and you’re back to drying the car again.

I was really impressed with how quickly I could dry the car with this, and it makes the chances of suffering from water spots extremely low.

The added bonus is that it feels like a high quality product and is something that will last time and again. I really like that Duel Autocare provide a sealable bag to store it in when it’s not getting used. It’s a nice little touch. In terms of size, it’s 40cm by 60cm so more than enough to do wonders on the car. I also tested it on the glass since Duel Autocare claims it works great on it, and they weren’t wrong at all. You could buy a second one and use it to dry the windows on your house after you’ve washed them since it gives a streak free finish on glass. It is available on Amazon, as well as directly from Duel Autocare.

Due to the high GSM, high quality overall and how much water it absorbs, I’m happily giving it the number 1 spot on this list.

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Autoglym InstaDry

Autoglym have thrown their hat into the ring and partnered up with Vileda to bring out the InstaDry. It is a thin microfibre cloth with the addition of a PVA coating. This literally attracts the water from the panel onto the microfibre cloth and leaves the  paint work dry.

It is really easy to use and it absorbs a lot of water in one pass. When the cloth is “full”, it takes mere seconds to wring it out and then it’s simply back to normal again so you can dry the rest of the car. It’s a unique prospect in a cloth since other vendors are going for a special weave, or an ultraplush cloth. I’ve not seen any other supplier using a special coating on their drying cloths.

Size wise, it is 44cm by 47cm. It’s not the largest, but since it makes short work of the drying process, it really isn’t an issue, size wise.

What I also really like about it is that it also works great at drying car glass. It can be a troublesome task, especially if the sun is on it. However, every time I’ve dried the glass using the InstaDry, it has been a streak free finish.

I have heard one or two people having issues with the PVA coating breaking up, but after using this once a week for three months as part of my testing, I personally never had any issues with it. If in the unfortunate event that you did have an issue, Autoglym would always be on hand to help. I had an issue several years ago with a bottle of Super Resin Polish bought from Amazon and Autoglym still replaced it for me. This was 6 months after it was purchased.

Autoglym Instadry
  • A super-absorbent, specially coated microfibre cloth for a quick, streak-free finish on paintwork and glass.

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Glart Super Absorbent 3 Pack

I’m a big fan of the Glart Super Absorbent cloths. They’re not overly big measuring at 40cm by 40cm, but they’re extremely absorbent. They effortlessly mop up any excess water that is on the car, making drying it a real breeze.

The GSM of them is 600, so they’re great for drying as well as other applications around the car as well. What I also really like about them is that the edges of them have a soft fabric surrounding them. This means that you wont damage the paintwork when drying the car. I’ve used these cloths for not only drying the car, but also removing polish and wax and they have never caused any marring of swirls on the paint work.

My recommendation when using these is to pat the surface dry using them, and then for any final streaks of water, wring out the cloth and then buff it away. My first batch of these is nearly a year old, and they’re still as soft today as they were on the first occasion.

Glart 443TPO 3 Super Absorbent Microfibre Thick Plush Cloths 40 x 40 cm, for Car Drying, Detailing, Polishing, Cleaning, Wash, Anthracite
  • Perfect for car care as microfibre car drying cloth and car polishing cloth; excellent car care, paint polish & streak-free drying; car detailing and professional car preparation through perfect polishing without holograms

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Gtechniq MF4 Diamond Microfibre Drying Cloth

This is an interesting choice from the Gtechniq brand. Unlike the Glart 3 pack mentioned above, there is only one in the packet. Also, it’s a very thin drying cloth. However, in spite of this, it does a remarkable job at drying the car. There are diamond shaped pockets within the microfibre which lets it absorb a large amount of water. I was genuinely surprised (and impressed) with just how much water it could absorb. The size of it is really good as well, with it measuring 60cm by 60cm meaning that you can dry your car pretty quickly with this.

It has also held up extremely well, even after using it for the past 6 months during my tests. This is to be expected though with Gtechniq, they always make high quality products, and the MF4 Diamond is no exception. It also works really well when coupled with a drying aid, it glides along the panel leaving a 100% dry body.

Gtechniq MF4 Diamond Sandwich Microfiber Drying Towel - Streak Free Finish, Significantly Higher Absorption Rate - 70% Polyester, 30% Polyamide & 60x60cm In Size| Can Be Used On Wet & Dry Surfaces
  • STREAK FREE FINISH: Gtechniq’s MF4 Diamond Sandwich drying towel will provide a streak-free, scratch-free finish. This drying towel is perfect for dusting, polishing, cleaning chrome, wiping the glass and removing grime. A quick and easy cleaning solution that is great for everyday use. You can clean delicate surfaces without leaving streaks

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