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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up The Absorber

Best $10 I ever spent. I washed my car today and used the Absorber to dry it. Now, having a black car, the last time I washed it I used towels....big mistake. They just moved the water around and left all little flakes and bristles on the car. The Absorber is pretty amazing. It's better than a chamois, sucks the water right up. After a few passes over a section, it's completely dry with no water spots or anything. Just thought I'd give ya a heads up, especially for those with darker cars. I picked mine up at Walmart.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 09:05 PM
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I bought a chamois 6 years ago whe nI started driving and it has been the best thing I've used...it's starting to fall apart now, but still works. I haven't been able to find one like it, so its good to know someone else tried a substitue and it works.

I bought one about 2 years ago and it disintegrated after 4 washes...left yellow flakes everywhere...
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I was a loyal chamois user for many years, until I washed my Mom's minivan a couple years ago and dried it with her Absorber. After that I picked one up for myself, and haven't looked back.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 09:59 AM
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I have tried all kinds must have spent 100 bucks
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it seems that i cant get any of them to work right, what is the exact name of the one from wall mart? It sounds like it would work for me.
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It's just called "The Absorber". It comes in a cylindrical plastic tube. It should be hanging up where the towels and applicator pads are and stuff.

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I use the Absorber as well on my black G6. It's great and it comes in different colors.

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the absorber is the best tool for drying after a wash
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Best 10 bucks you will ever spend.

If you can't beat them...arrange to have them beaten...
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i would just be careful, as goes with any drying medium. if you get any dirt particles lodged in teh medium it will scratch your car. this goes for the absorber, towels, microfiber, the water blade, etc. one way to rid the car of most of the water is, take the nozzle of the hose and let a medium stream of water run over the vehicle from top to bottom. this will cause a sheeting action and of the water will run off. then take your towel/absorber and tidy up.

i cheat however and use deionized water that leaves no water spots. i can wash a black car in the sun (i live in vegas btw) and not dry it. still no water spots.
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Also make sure when you dry the car off to blot the towel, not wipe.
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Gotta ask, how does one get ahold of deionized water?

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You guys have sold me. Bought the Absorber today at Advance for a little under 10 bucks. I'll find out if it's worth all the hype!

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It is, trust me. The Absorber dried my black Firebird like nothing I've ever used. Just make sure you squeeze it out when the water starts to not pick up as well.

Other than that, the California Water Blade + Absorber = spot free car.
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OMG! I bought this yesterday to give her a bath for the first time. (By the way that was only after 200 miles) I cant tell you how much I love this thing. I just found the perfect present for every guy i know.Thanks so much!
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