Compliment coming up – so please keep on reading. This is a genuine owner’s review of an original “Flunky Car Cloth” I purchased in 1974 or 1975 – during a period of commercials seen on ITV at that time (“Life’s a lot easier with a Flunky” – remember them?) The commercial convinced me that I should at least try the Flunky cloth (I had been trying numerous other cloths which were ‘okay’ to start with, but very quickly became horrible things (dried up/fell to bits) to dry off my lovely, cherished Marks I Ford Escort. I followed the good tip (where from I cannot remember) about keeping the cloth in a polythene bag to stop it from drying out – it did dry out once, when I forgot to seal the sandwich bag I normally kept it in, but easily softened-up by just running it under the tap.
This same cloth has been used hunderds of times to dry off my cars over all the years from 1974 or 1975 to 2015 and the only sign of age is a few holes (probably where I have scuffed it against something sharp on one of my many cars I have had over all those years). I don’t always remember to rinse it out properly, but when I do, I make sure it’s only washed in whatever my wife uses to wash the household clothes, but make sure it’s NOT rinsed out in that “final rinse” stuff!
If anyone doubts my claims – you are welcome to visit me and I will gladly show the Flunky Car Cloth I have been using all those 45 years.