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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

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    Does Big Blue Drying Towel absorb more water because it's much heavier (e.g. 1200 g/m2) compared to Guzzler Waffle Weave (e.g. 350 g/m2)?
    I think the reason is real simple, there's more fiber MASS enabling the mass of fibers to hold more water.



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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    I have 2 of these and it took a bit getting used to;no wringing them out.
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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    If these are better than the Griot's PFM, I would love to hear any comparisons.........
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    Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    Iíd be extremely impressed if they beat Griotís PFM
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    I can only compare to my Cobra guzzlers which I give the slight edge to. However I do use the Big Blue (to mix things up a bit) as I tend to pat dry and thus seems to be a gentler drying process (I do blow dry most water off the car prior to any towel drying)
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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    Quote Originally Posted by mpulsiv View Post
    Does Big Blue Drying Towel absorb more water because it's much heavier (e.g. 1200 g/m2) compared to Guzzler Waffle Weave (e.g. 350 g/m2)?
    The big blue is nice but itís to thick to manipulate compared to something like Griotís PFM, Gyeon Silk Dyer, CarPro DHydrate. It also gets heavier than the ones I mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    If these are better than the Griot's PFM, I would love to hear any comparisons.........
    The GFM is still better.

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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

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    The big blue is nice but itís to thick to manipulate compared to something like Griotís PFM, Gyeon Silk Dyer, CarPro DHydrate. It also gets heavier than the ones I mentioned.
    Is it really thicker? After all Griots Garage PFM Terry Weave is 1120 GSM and Big Blue Drying Towel is 1200 GSM

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    If these are better than the Griot's PFM, I would love to hear any comparisons.........
    Mike mentioned this earlier.

    Griots Garage PFM Terry Weave 1120 GSM.
    Closed loop nap.
    More stout feel and more like terrycloth compared to the Big Blue Drying Towel.
    These types of microfiber towels are not soft and limp but more stout or course. They are still GENTLE to paint surfaces because they use microscopic fibers as compared to cotton fibers used to make terrycloth, (like a bath towel), so they keep you from working backwards when wiping off compound.

    Big Blue Drying Towel 1200 GSM
    Open nap, not a closed loop.
    Softer feel, more like fleece than terrycloth.

    The Guzzler Waffle Weave are way thinner (e.g. 350 GSM) and less prone to contamination due the flat weave of the material.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    The GFM is still better.
    Better because it holds more water due to it's size (e.g. 25x35)?
    On paper, Griots Garage PFM Terry Weave is actually lighter/thinner with closed loop nap design, which is more prone to contamination, no?

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    Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    Quote Originally Posted by mpulsiv View Post
    Is it really thicker? After all Griots Garage PFM Terry Weave is 1120 GSM and Big Blue Drying Towel is 1200 GSM



    Mike mentioned this earlier.

    Griots Garage PFM Terry Weave 1120 GSM.
    Closed loop nap.
    More stout feel and more like terrycloth compared to the Big Blue Drying Towel.
    These types of microfiber towels are not soft and limp but more stout or course. They are still GENTLE to paint surfaces because they use microscopic fibers as compared to cotton fibers used to make terrycloth, (like a bath towel), so they keep you from working backwards when wiping off compound.

    Big Blue Drying Towel 1200 GSM
    Open nap, not a closed loop.
    Softer feel, more like fleece than terrycloth.

    The Guzzler Waffle Weave are way thinner (e.g. 350 GSM) and less prone to contamination due the flat weave of the material.



    Better because it holds more water due to it's size (e.g. 25x35)?
    On paper, Griots Garage PFM Terry Weave is actually lighter/thinner with closed loop nap design, which is more prone to contamination, no?
    Better in overall performance and yes you get includes water absorption. I gave my big blue towels away to other forum members. You can find my review on them here in this forum.

    The guzzlers are nice for glass.

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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    The Grey PFM’s of any size are THE BEST drying towels out there. They just touch water and make the surface dry. No constant wiping, patting or any of that. Just use matador method and let the towel do it’s thing!

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    Re: Review: The Big Blue Drying Towel

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    The Grey PFMís of any size are THE BEST drying towels out there. They just touch water and make the surface dry. No constant wiping, patting or any of that. Just use matador method and let the towel do itís thing!
    Iíll second every word of this!
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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