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Bowden's Own Big Green Sucker Microfibre Towel $19.99 (Was $39.99) C&C or + Delivery @ Supercheap Auto [Online Only]

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This popular deal from last year is back

For me the Kmart drying towel is hard to beat @ $4.50

Features
40cm x 66cm
Super absorbent microfibre towel that literally sucks water into its fibres
Ultra soft and thick fibres minimise any chance of dirt or grit micro-scratching your paint
Super plush, makes it safer than any waffle weave or chamois type drying cloths
Uses micro-soft edges, with recessed stitching, so it won't inflict swirls or scratch delicate paint

Don’t forget Cashback

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2019

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    Wooo. Been waiting for this!

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    Is the Kmart one the yellow and black detailing towel?
    I remember clicking on that link a year ago and it being different

    • +1 vote

      https://www.kmart.com.au/product/supreme-drying-towel/747825

      $4.50

      There is also a detailing towel (thicker but smaller)

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        Awesome! Will give this ago as well.

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        I currently use 2 of the detailing towels for drying - the actual drying towel (which I have) doesn't glide well and sort of sticks to the car and it makes me uncomfortable using it on the car. Its not particularly absorbent either but i'd be fine using it on dirt bikes or other vehicles other than a car with nice paint.

    • +6 votes

      There is a Kenco one at autobarn for $11 that is almost the same as the Meguires one and works just as good as the bowden one. That one is black and red and the same size roughly.

      https://www.autobarn.com.au/kenco-m-fibre-detail-twl-2-in-1-...

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        Have you tried them both and compare?

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          I've tried the big green sucker and they work the same, can't tell them apart aside from the colour lol! I haven't tried the meguires but looking at them in store they are identical.

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            @Calvin27: 1000gsm too?

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              @muppet: No idea. But I did pick all three up in store and felt the same. The big green sucker has a different weave though so it might be more or less absorbent? Dunno, but for the DIY cleaning they both work and I use both for car cleaning.

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            @Calvin27: Meguiars one doesnt hold much. Half an suv and i have to wring it out for 10mins

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              @DisabledUser280389: 10 Minutes?! Are you using your tiny insect hands or two fingers to wring out the cloth?!

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        Smaller though.

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      Kmart one is just OK. Good for a second cloth but it's thinner and wets out faster.

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    I can dry a 4wd ute with this and not need to squeeze it once.

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      Yeah.. same here.. it's great

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      Bought from last click Frenzy from Repco, just used yesterday I can dry two cars and no need to squeeze, so good.

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    Had to pick up a second one to add to the collection for this price. Great towels!

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    Now to wait and see what Cashbacks we get today! Hopefully it doesn’t go out of stock.

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    Bought this the other day (not on sale unfortunately) but can confirm the quality is excellent. Was able to dry the entire car without having to wring it out once. Quicker and much less effort than a traditional chamois cloth.

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      buy new one if you have kept the old receipt return it with the old receipt for refund or ask for difference as a credit

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    Awesome product

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    Super absorbent microfibre towel that literally sucks water into its fibres

    OK I'm Sold

    Edit: Damn. No one has stock around my area

  • +3 votes

    A friendly reminder to NOT wash this with regular laundry detergent as it WILL stuff it up and reduce the absorbency.

    I highly recommend using a micro-fibre wash (such as Bowden's) to keep it in tip-top condition :)

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      Do you know of a cheaper alternative to Bowden's microfibre wash?

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        Just use cheap plain liquid laundry detergent. Home brand stuff is fine. As long as you don't use any type of powder you should be fine.

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          No, do not do this. I actually made that mistake first off and the Big Green wouldn't do the job afterwards. It felt a bit oily and would not hold the water.

          It took a couple of washes with the micro-fibre wash to get it back to how it should work.

          I also used the micro-fibre wash on my other cloths and they continue to work well and you can definitely notice the difference.

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            @JonShannow: Done it heaps of times and it works just fine

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            @JonShannow: Did you use fabric softener?

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              @corbz:

              Did you use fabric softener?

              I think he may have, can't use fabric softener.

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              @corbz: No, just regular detergent.

              Bowden's even say to use a microfibre wash but if people are using normal detergent and seeing no adverse effects then more power to them :)

              If it works it works!

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        Sorry, I've only used Bowden's. However you don't need to use a lot and you can wash them by hand or wait until you have a few and do them together in the washing machine.

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        Fabric softeners mess with the water absorbency? of towels and micro fibre products.These are often added to "premium" laundry detergents so pick one without any "miracle ingredients" and you should be right;)

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          So the best way to clean them is just clean them in a bucket with microfiber wash when done?

          I have been putting everything for quick wash in machine :/

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            @GerrardLFC: Use a washing machine but like Mauricem said, don't use any fabric softener or powder detergent. Just use cheap home brand liquid detergent.

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        I bought Bowden's microfibre wash on ebay last night for $18.36. Cheaper than normal. So I bought two!

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        Detailer here just use coles wool wash and a splash of vinegar been washing this cloth this way for over a year and its perfect

        I also out in dryer to get it extra fluffy

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        Commented twice oops

  • +3 votes

    Great product, its a game changer! Nobody should be drying with chamois towels in 2019

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      The game changer is using my petrol blower to dry the car, it's faster, less work and the less dragging of drying cloths across the paintwork the better. :)

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        Definitely true! I've seen electric blowers cost over $200, it seems they are what the pro's use https://www.carcareproducts.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=m...

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        I'm going to try that next time. Thanks for the tip!

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        I did it with a battery blower before I use the green sucker.

        I have ceramic coating on my new car easier to blower water away. The old five year one also with ceramic coating but not as good as the new coating.

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        Doesnt work if paint condition is less than excellent.

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          Depends on how powerful your blower is, my 4wd and ride-on mower have less than excellent paint and i use my petrol blower all the time and it works great.

          I've tried it with my little Makita 18v blower and it doesnt work so good. But it doesnt work on my other 2 cars with excellent paint either.

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        Is it better to run a towel over an almost dry panel, or over a wet panel? Which one will create less scratch….. hmm

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    Am I the only one who misread this as Broden's Own?

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    Saw this in the email this morning. Jumped out of bed and ordered my second one. Been waiting for it. This is better than the 40% off bowden's range that I got my last one for.

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    Could this hypothetically be used as a personal towel for multiple day bushwalks with a high likelihood of rain? Ala the Overland Track?

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      Maybe give it a go on a smaller hike or at home first….

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      wondering the same… but thinking it might take a long time to dry?

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        Yeah once they absorb water they do take a fair while to dry, and get fairly heavy. Don't think it would be suitable for a multi-day hike. Great for drying cars though

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      Better off getting the thinner smaller hiking/travel towels from outdoor stores, it'll weigh a quarter what this does, this big one you won't be able to wring out properly so youll be carrying a heap of water weight around with you.

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    Broden in disguise

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      Sucking up all the bargains

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    Thanks OP. Purchased.

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    Can you just go and pick up in store without ordering online?

    They want unnecessary details to complete the order. Ie personal address for click and collect.

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      No. Its online only.

      And have you never did a click and collect order before?

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      If you ask nicely, you might be able to get it for the online price in store without ordering online - I just did.
      Otherwise it's on sale for ~$27 in store.

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      You can put any address for click and collect. 69 Downunder St, Sydney or whatever.

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    Been using this towel for over a year and its still as good as the day I got it. Can do my whole car (large station wagon) without needing a wring.
    Super absorbent and glides well over paint work.
    Edit : as a comparison, I need two waffle weave towels to do the same job

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    This deal sucks big time.

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      Don't be such a wet blanket.

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    Thanks OP
    stacked with discounted gift card through Youi Rewards

    *SCA have an online order limit of 1 per transaction. Not sure if same applies in store.

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    The big green sucker is so good. it is the only one I use these days.

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    Bowden's Own microfibre towels are all made in Korea, if that's of any meaning. I've got their Big Softie and Big Green Sucker and both are one of the better towels I've used for a while. I got mine at 40% off, so 50% for this is a bargain.

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    Thanks for posting this. I did a window shop last night on their website, keying up all the products I'd need.
    Going to detail the car this weekend before L2 water restrictions come in next week.

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      before L2 water restrictions come in next week.

      Same did it yesterday.

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        Good stuff. I just did a wash yesterday.
        Really need to knuckle down this weekend. How long did it take you?

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    got one of these and currently use it on a weekly basis, easily one of the best drying towels I've come across at this price range.
    Works way better than microfibre cloths

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    How much better is Big Green than Bowden Drop Bear for drying?

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      I own both - they are both very thick and high GSM. Big Green is 1200GSM while Drop Bear is 960GSM. The Big Green does absorb liquid better.
      Main difference is the size. Since the Drop Bear is smaller, it makes for a good buffing towel. You'll want the bigger size of the Big Green to dry off a whole car property, unless you got a compact car or motorcycle

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    No stock around me, shattered!

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    Hey guys,

    How do you store this drying towel after use?

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      In a plastic storage box with all other microfiber cloths. 7 bucks from bunnings.