The best way to dry a car without causing scratches is to use a soft, plush and clean microfiber towel,. Never use a water blade (squeegee), bath towels or chamois leather to dry a car or it is likely to cause scratches.
Don’t skimp to use the towels for car cleaning
Much of the focus for any detailing project is usually placed on products and of course this is important. But the quality of your microfiber towels are just as important. And, when it comes to your car’s paint it’s actually more important. Why? Because everything that touches your car’s finish MUST be clean, soft, and uncontaminated. It takes hours to perform paint correction and only seconds to put scratches back into the paint. Avoid the risk and make sure you have plenty of clean, soft, uncontaminated microfiber towels in your detailing arsenal to keep your car’s finish swirls and scratch-free.
It's also vitally important to have clean laundry hampers or storage containers to store dirty microfiber towels until you’re ready to do your microfiber laundry as well as a clean place to store your microfiber towels after they come out of the dryer and are inspected and folded for future use.
The most common root cause for swirls and scratches in your car’s finish comes from the things that touch the paint and for must of us this means the wash mitts, microfiber towels and drying towels. If you don’t already have a process in place to take care of your microfiber tools – start today. It’s much easier and faster to avoid swirls and scratches because your microfiber towels are clean, soft, plush, and uncontaminated than it does to machine compound and polish your car.