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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 AM   #26
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If you're going off of the link I put in the OP, that includes a huge bottle of clay lube too. So it's a pretty heavy package. Not sure that it's $25 heavy, but it's not just the towel.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #27
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Try $34.95 to Hawaii. The shipping is the only thing keeping me from ordering this towel. I tried putting in parents zip code in Illinois (which is 4,200 miles closer to Florida) same shipping according the the site $34.95.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:19 PM   #28
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Try $34.95 to Hawaii. The shipping is the only thing keeping me from ordering this towel. I tried putting in parents zip code in Illinois (which is 4,200 miles closer to Florida) same shipping according the the site $34.95.

I just don't understand that to Illinois. This was to Michigan, further than Illinois, and with a gallon of other stuff.


Qty Product Code - Product Name Price
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1 PB-SRWC128 - 128 oz. Poorboys Spray and Rinse Wheel Cl 39.99
1 DP-SMSSP580 - Detailer's Speedy Surface Prep Towel Com 59.99
1 camaro5 - 10% savings -10.00
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Sub-Total: 89.98
Tax: 0.00
Shipping & Handling: 17.99
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TOTAL: 107.97

But then again, I just paid $12.99 shipping for a tiny vial of GTechniq glass sealant and 2 glass towels to the same address. I have no idea how it's calculated.

I wish I knew more to help you out, but I just don't. Shipping charges are just a part of the game when you want these specialty car stuff.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #29
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Actually I just read the shipping options on their website. They do offer other shipping for Hawaii, Alaska ,and military. I didn't see it before. I clicked for military address and it is $17.99. This I can handle. Plus if I put in the Camaro5 code I save some more.

I guess when using my phone for internet stuff I don't read everything. My apologies. I should be ordering this towel sometime today.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #30
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have you tested this on getting bug guts off the front of the car after its been washed
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #31
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So thanks to CamaroDreams review, I went to my car shampoo place to pick up the towel. But, they only had the "Medium" grade towel (blue towel). After reading up on Todd's thread, I decided to walk out with no towel in hand :(

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Old 07-21-2012, 03:11 AM   #32
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Mad props to CamaroDreams for this review and many, many others that have helped my decision making process and fed my detailing addiction. And thanks to Autopia for my second order with many future orders already in the planning.

I wanted to refresh and hone my paint correction skills on a daily driver prior to tackling my new SS. The Wife's DD is a Escalade with over 70K on it. There is nothing small about the Escalade (with the exception of the oil filter - same filter as the Camaro btw). I started to clay a couple panels and lost my patience fast. The Speedy Surface Prep Towel is just that - Speedy. It does every bit as good a job as the clay bar and does it 10x as fast. Top quality product that is my new fav. Faster claying leads to more time on the PC correcting the scratches and swirls.

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Old 07-21-2012, 04:57 AM   #33
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:58 AM   #34
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Mad props to CamaroDreams for this review and many, many others that have helped my decision making process and fed my detailing addiction. And thanks to Autopia for my second order with many future orders already in the planning.

I wanted to refresh and hone my paint correction skills on a daily driver prior to tackling my new SS. The Wife's DD is a Escalade with over 70K on it. There is nothing small about the Escalade (with the exception of the oil filter - same filter as the Camaro btw). I started to clay a couple panels and lost my patience fast. The Speedy Surface Prep Towel is just that - Speedy. It does every bit as good a job as the clay bar and does it 10x as fast. Top quality product that is my new fav. Faster claying leads to more time on the PC correcting the scratches and swirls.

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Old 07-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #35
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Mad props to CamaroDreams for this review and many, many others that have helped my decision making process and fed my detailing addiction. And thanks to Autopia for my second order with many future orders already in the planning.

I wanted to refresh and hone my paint correction skills on a daily driver prior to tackling my new SS. The Wife's DD is a Escalade with over 70K on it. There is nothing small about the Escalade (with the exception of the oil filter - same filter as the Camaro btw). I started to clay a couple panels and lost my patience fast. The Speedy Surface Prep Towel is just that - Speedy. It does every bit as good a job as the clay bar and does it 10x as fast. Top quality product that is my new fav. Faster claying leads to more time on the PC correcting the scratches and swirls.

When I ordered my Nanoskin I didn't realize that there are medium and fine versions of it so after I saw the reviews where there was paint marring I returned it for some Wolf's Body Wrap and planned to stick with clay. Once all my clay is depleted, though, I have a feeling I'll be trying this out - just have to make sure I get the fine version.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:04 AM   #36
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Mad props to CamaroDreams for this review and many, many others that have helped my decision making process and fed my detailing addiction. And thanks to Autopia for my second order with many future orders already in the planning.

I wanted to refresh and hone my paint correction skills on a daily driver prior to tackling my new SS. The Wife's DD is a Escalade with over 70K on it. There is nothing small about the Escalade (with the exception of the oil filter - same filter as the Camaro btw). I started to clay a couple panels and lost my patience fast. The Speedy Surface Prep Towel is just that - Speedy. It does every bit as good a job as the clay bar and does it 10x as fast. Top quality product that is my new fav. Faster claying leads to more time on the PC correcting the scratches and swirls.

Cool thanks for the review and the business. Remember to use Camaro5 in the coupon box to save 10% as well!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #37
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I wanted to say thanks so much for reviewing (love all your reviews) this product as this is one of THE BEST (if not the best) detailing products I have ever purchased!

Based on your review I ordered one from Autopia and it showed up today. Anxious to try it I ran outside and did my hood and all I can say is holy shizzzz, this towel is the bomb! I am far from the detailing expert and was never, ever able to fully get my paint smooth with clay no matter what I did, but 5 minutes with this towel and my hood was perfectly smooth and the paint looked so clean, almost had a different color. I finished off with a quick Adams polishing and seal, will toss a coat of Americana on tomorrow. This weekend I plan to do the rest of the car.

This towel does all the work, with little to no effort. I found no marring like I would get with clay and after the baggie test there was absolutely ZERO contamination. I was totally shocked as clay never got may paint 100%.

I will never use clay again (except for small imperfections) and highly recommend this to everyone.
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I wanted to say thanks so much for reviewing (love all your reviews) this product as this is one of THE BEST (if not the best) detailing products I have ever purchased!

Based on your review I ordered one from Autopia and it showed up today. Anxious to try it I ran outside and did my hood and all I can say is holy shizzzz, this towel is the bomb! I am far from the detailing expert and was never, ever able to fully get my paint smooth with clay no matter what I did, but 5 minutes with this towel and my hood was perfectly smooth and the paint looked so clean, almost had a different color. I finished off with a quick Adams polishing and seal, will toss a coat of Americana on tomorrow. This weekend I plan to do the rest of the car.

This towel does all the work, with little to no effort. I found no marring like I would get with clay and after the baggie test there was absolutely ZERO contamination. I was totally shocked as clay never got may paint 100%.

I will never use clay again (except for small imperfections) and highly recommend this to everyone.
Glad you had such positive results!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #39
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Hey this is not a knock against Todd at Autopia or any other forum sponsor out there. This is just me trying to save my Camaro buddies on shipping.

If you order from Autogeek and your cart is over 50 dollars, then you use the coupon code "ship" you get FREE SHIPPING if you are in the Continental US.

If you like to order from Autopia, you can call them and tell them this, and they will price match. So for the poster who was in Illinois, this is another route.

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Try $34.95 to Hawaii. The shipping is the only thing keeping me from ordering this towel. I tried putting in parents zip code in Illinois (which is 4,200 miles closer to Florida) same shipping according the the site $34.95.
And back to the main thread, CamaroDreams, thanks for the review. My order was placed yesterday for this!
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #40
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you can get the towel for like $55 shipped and the towel and clay lube for $65 shipped.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #41
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I'm not in Illinois, I'm in Hawaii. I corrected myself after looking deeper into the order and shipping part of the site.



Actually I just read the shipping options on their website. They do offer other shipping for Hawaii, Alaska ,and military. I didn't see it before. I clicked for military address and it is $17.99. This I can handle. Plus if I put in the Camaro5 code I save some more.

I guess when using my phone for internet stuff I don't read everything. My apologies. I should be ordering this towel sometime today.[/QUOTE]
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #42
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Great review, gotta try this. More important though...who is the Goddess in Kiss My SS's av?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:22 AM   #43
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this review came just in time, especially since i'm re-analyzing everything i thought i knew about detailing! Thanks CD07
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Thanks for sharing your review, I like clay but it does take a long time.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #45
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Hmmm, kind of wish I saw this thread before I ordered my clay!
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:24 PM   #46
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I bought this kit and think it is worth every penny!I use it and would tell anyone out there that this the Bomb!!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #47
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I bought this kit and think it is worth every penny!I use it and would tell anyone out there that this the Bomb!!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #48
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Anyone experience paint marring?
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #49
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #50
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Anyone experience paint marring?
You may find some minor marring on the softer paints found on Hondas etc. Most GM and Ford paints fall into the harder catagory. There are always exceptions so first do a test spot and re-check before doing a whole car only to find you have done more damage then good. When using one of these towels use light to moderate pressure with plenty of lube to prevent marring.

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