The Absorber

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The Absorber

Postby rasermon » Sun Sep 01, 2002 1:06 pm

If you like drying your car after a wash, I would recommend this product over a leather chamois.

http://www.theabsorber.com/
I bought one at Advance Auto for $10.00.
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Re: The Absorber (rasermon)

Postby ullbergm » Sun Sep 01, 2002 11:15 pm

i agree
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Re: The Absorber (rasermon)

Postby NSimkins » Sun Sep 01, 2002 11:21 pm

I also agree.. and use this product. Takes a little time to get used to (over terry cloth towels), but leaves a great finish!

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Re: The Absorber

Postby NovaResource » Sun Sep 01, 2002 11:41 pm

Ditto. I've used one for about 10 years.

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Re: The Absorber (NovaResource)

Postby old man winter » Mon Sep 02, 2002 8:31 pm

I have used a chamois for twenty years because fine dirt has less of a chance to get caught in the material and scratch the paint surface. What is the texture of this stuff, it sound like it is absorbs but will it trap the grit.

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Re: The Absorber (rasermon)

Postby Vibrato » Mon Sep 02, 2002 11:28 pm

Short of disturbing the neighborhood by cranking the yard blower up to blow-dry the car , I use a water blade to squeegee most of the water off. Then do touch ups with a chamois. This approach minimizes scratching and saves time.
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Re: The Absorber (old man winter)

Postby rasermon » Wed Sep 04, 2002 7:12 am

quote:
What is the texture of this stuff, it sound like it is absorbs but will it trap the grit.

The texture feels like rubber when wet and has a sponge-like pore structure that you can't see. There web page says: professionally proven to dry without scratching.
I just bought another one the other day to dry my dog off after a day of duck hunting.

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Re: The Absorber

Postby ou.grizzly » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:38 pm

How has this product held up?
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Re: The Absorber (ou.grizzly)

Postby vibedrivermatt » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:26 pm

I have an Armor All branded one and another one which I can't recall the brand name. It really is an excellent thing for drying your car. Its definitely better than a ShamWow.

The only problem I've run into with mine was that it got a bit of a mildew smell after a while from having to keep it in the plastic container. I was able to fix the problem by throwing it in the washing machine.


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Re: The Absorber (vibedrivermatt)

Postby Whelan » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:32 pm

Used them back in our swimming days to dry off quicker when out of the pool. I have always used them on my car. If it falls on the ground, a quick rinse and squeeze and they are clean. It's crazy how much water they can hold. I always put it away damp so it does not dry out. Otherwise they are a pain to get back to good use again.
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Re: The Absorber (Whelan)

Postby Blueridge9 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:00 am

Whelan, Thanks for the tip.
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Re: The Absorber (ou.grizzly)

Postby keithvibe » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:18 am

Quote, originally posted by ou.grizzly »
How has this product held up?

I've had the same one since 2000, still works perfectly, just keep the container it comes with and put it away damp.


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Re: The Absorber (rasermon)

Postby waveresponder » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:23 am

i have two of them (bright neon yellow, bright blue) only bought the second one cuz first gotten pretty dirty from wiping things i usually dont, also kinda matches color of car, havnt even washed it yet


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