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Do you guys dry with a chamois or towels? I have always used a real chamois (not synthetic) but it looks like I'm getting the swirls on the paint from it. I use a microfiber wash mitt so I don't think it is from that. What do you guys suggest? And if you do use a chamois how do you know when you should replace it? After a certain amount of washes?
 

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Swirls are not from your chamois. It's from your wash mit. Clean it really good before starting and in between soaping. You don't dry the car in a swirl pattern, you do it in a straight line pulling the chamois around.
Swirls are not that bad, just get a polish and spend an hr or 2 on it then finish with a wax,
 

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Chamois can leave mar marks, and remove wax from your car. A waffle-weave microfiber towel does a great job drying. You can also use a leaf blower to get water from nooks & crannies (not my advice). Save the chamois for the windows.
 

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California water blade -> absorber towel -> microfiber + quick wax
 

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Costco microfiber then quick wax or quick detailer of choice
 
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