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Towels by Doctor Joe Think Thick Dark Red 16" x 27" Super Absorbent Car Wash and Detailing Towel, Pack of 12

4.3 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

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  • Heavy weight, 16 inches x 27 inches, towel absorbs water like a mop
  • Dark red color allows you color code for specific tasks and is less likely to show stains after washing
  • Thick full terry pile absorbs water quickly
  • Only need to wash and machine dry one time in order to perfectly break-in this towel
  • These towels weigh 4.5 pounds/dozen
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Size: 16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12) | Color: Dark Red

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Size:16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12)  |  Color:Dark Red

Technical Details

Brand Towels by Doctor Joe
Item Weight 4.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 17.1 x 13.4 x 4.2 inches
Origin Pakistan
Item model number D-16274.5-REDI
Manufacturer Part Number D162745REDI

Additional Information

ASIN B003YCINJQ
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #874,883 in Automotive (See top 100)
#1,029 in Automotive > Car Care > Tools & Equipment > Cloths & Towels > Chamois
Shipping Weight 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 4, 2010

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Product Description

Size: 16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12) | Color: Dark Red

Think Thick was the first towel actually manufactured for the car wash industry. It is the oldest and most successful car wash towel that was ever made. There have been more than 3.5 million pounds sold to customers worldwide. These towels are thick, durable and absorbent. These towels will be perfectly broken-in and super absorbent after only one wash and dry, Towels- By Doctor Joe guarantees it.

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Size: 16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12)Color: Sky Blue Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I didn't follow manufacturer recommendations and used these towels without machine washing and drying them first. You know what, they still worked well, and with only a little lint and streaking on my cars' finish. The second time I used them "the proper way", there was no residue at all. I prefer them over microfiber cloths because they have that strange "sticky" feel. These little towels are the perfect size for car washing -- larger than a dish towel but less bulky than a bath towel. Drying my mid-sized sedan used only one towel while my wife's mini-van took two. I find it amazing since these Doctor Joe's Towels seem quite thin, though much plusher than your standard shop towel. They just absorb and absorb and absorb, and still soak up more after that, leaving a streak free finish.

They aren't bulky so you can more easily use them to clean and dry hard to reach places like the spokes on rims or in small crevices. I use one to buff the wax off my paint's finish and it worked great for that as well. A dry towel easily clears of the hazy film from inside my car windows, and they work well applying Rain-X too. I keep one in my glove compartment in case my windows fog in the humid Florida weather.

I really like the idea of the twelve pack since these towels are so useful. I find them a good value since they appear to be holding up well to heavy use. If you don't mind their plain appearance, I think they work even better in the kitchen than regular dish towels due to their larger size. They soak up spills quickly as well.
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Size: 16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12)Color: Sky Blue Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
"Only need to wash and machine dry one time in order to perfectly break-in this towel."

When I got my towels and that is what I did. Machine washed and dried like usual using no softeners. When I pulled them from the dryer, four of the twelve towels started to rag at the edges. Badly. It's a little disheartening as I can see these will be short-lived towels.

They function well as towels to do what towels do. I use mine for all sorts of misc. housework as well as for the car. I have no complaints there. My only concern is how quickly these towels have started to shred. As I re-washed the used ones, some of those started to rag at the edges too.

Otherwise good towels for those wet, messy jobs.
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Size: 16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12)Color: Sky Blue Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a great multipurpose towel.

Really what's not to like about a towel roughly the size of a dish/hand towel that is soft absorbant and inexpensive. I know these are pitched at car detailing towels but I am using them to wipe/dry my dogs feet when he comes in from the outside. (otherwise I have him tracking all kids of stuff throughout the house).

Other great uses would be as a golf towel, a cleaning rag, etc. Really there are a million uses for a towel like this. Probably why Home Depot sells them by the bag. The difference between these and those is that this one is larger and much thicker. Really this is a much better towel.

That said, it isn't suffuciently nice to use as a proper kitchen/bathroom towel. I found the consisitency of the loops to be off, though for a multipurpose towel, one that isn't on display day in day out, that's perfectly fine. Heck, if you don't care about that sort of stuff this would make a fine dish drying towel.

Things to note. The towels are stiff out of the package but soften and plump up nicely after a wash. They also aren't pre-shrunk, though I'm not sure that matters.

Probably my biggest gripe, though not much of one, is that they don't come in smaller packs as finding a use for a dozen towels might be hard for some people. It would be great I think to offer a half dozen at almost half the price. That's really just a nitpick though in the larger scheme of things.
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Size: 16 Inch x 27 Inch, (Pack of 12)Color: Sky Blue Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
These are thick, absorbent towels - more thick and plush than some of the hand towels you'd get at a big box typical retailer. But there are a few drawbacks, mainly with regard to the quality of the hem stitching and shedding.

I normally use microfiber towels for utility chores (I get them cheap at the warehouse stores). For some applications these Dr. Joe cotton towels are clearly better. They absorb more water, and do so quicker. Great for drying the car. The size is a good match for car work as well - not too big so that it gets in the way; not too small that you have to go through a bunch before the job is done.

They are not as good as microfiber towels when it came to applying and buffing wax. Microfiber distributed the wax more evenly, and picked it up faster. The cotton towels did well, however, when used for a final buff. The thickness really helps bring out the best shine.

The Dr. Joe towels are also handy in the kitchen - much better for drying dishes and sopping up spills than microfiber. Granted, they are not targeted for kitchen use, but they certainly are up to the task.

The downside is lint. These towels shed like mad in the first wash. There was less shedding in the second and third wash, but it still filled up the lint trap in the dryer. This shedding is also seen when using the towels for cleaning glass - lint stuck to the windshield and side windows, and there was some streaking. Microfiber towels are clearly better for glass cleaning.

My biggest problem was with the hem quality. After only one wash, two of the towels had frayed hems. After a second wash, the number increased to three. I re-stitched the hems on the frayed ones, and will probably do some preventative mending on the rest to (hopefully) stop that from happening.

Overall, a generally decent product but not outstanding.
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