RRP: $11.95 / £7.46. Buy Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel here.

Gtechniq has been one of the leading brands in car detailing for quite some time now. While famous for its ceramic coatings, I decided to put the impressively large drying towel to the test to see how it fares. Having a decent drying towel for your car is a necessity, without something that’s super absorbent, you risk leaving the car still damp in places, leading to water marks and other potential blemishes.

How We Tested The Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel

After my latest car detailing session, I tasked the Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel with the drying duties. I checked to see how much water it absorbed on the first pass. After this, I inspected how much moisture was left on the panel. Throughout the process I also factored in how heavy the towel was, and just generally how nice it was to use. Naturally, my biggest concern though was the end result.

Editor’s Note:

With many years of car detailing and automotive writing experience under her belt, Elizabeth was the natural choice when picking someone to review cleaning products for Fast Car. For that reason, you can put trust in her expert opinion.

Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel testing

First Impressions

Honestly, a little disappointing. It’s big, comparable in size to the largest towels I’ve used. However, it feels very thin and light. It just doesn’t feel like it’s going to do much drying at all. But, it’s well-made, at least, as you’d expect from Gtechniq.


This towel measures a sizeable 35×23”. It also features a 450 GSM construction and promises to be a non-scratch towel, giving you piece of mind when drying.

Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel drying

What’s It Like To Use The Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel

I had very low expectations for this drying towel. Sure, it’s big, but I just didn’t expect something this thin and with such a low GSM to be any good. But, clearly, there’s some sort of black magic going on at Gtechniq, because this towel is incredibly good.

From the first wipe to the last, it eagerly sucked up the water off every panel. It left minimal moisture behind with minimal smearing and just kept on drying. I would never have expected such a thin towel to perform so well. Also, because it’s thinner, it remains lighter, even when wet. That means it’s more manoeuvrable and doesn’t feel overly cumbersome to dry with as you start getting to the end of your session.

The Verdict

The Gtechniq MF2 Zero Scratch Drying Towel is unreasonably good considering how thin it feels. It dries so well and keeps drying even when it’s wet. It’s never heavy to use, and is very soft and lovely to dry with. It’s also incredible value for money, too. All in all, an excellent offering from Gtechniq and a superb drying towel.

To which product came out on top in our drying towel test, head over to the Best Car Drying Towel guide.