View Poll Results: How Do You Dry Your Car?

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    33 35.48%
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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    my drying process is typically as described below

    wash
    flip on compressor and let pressure build up
    rinse
    sheet
    mist with Synthetic x-press spray wax
    dry exterior with Water Magnet
    start blowing water out cracks,crevaces,doors,mirrors,trim,wheels,etc
    spray old microfiber towel with Synthetic x-press spray wax and then wipe insides of doors and trunk
    use same towel to wipe down wheels
    do a final once around with a clean microfiber getting anything that was missed

    stand back and admire the beauty

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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by scanlessfool View Post
    I've read how people use leaf blowers to dry their car and quite frankly, it scares me. I imagine all the dirt and pollen that I just washed getting back on the body. I imagine those of you who do use this method do it indoors?

    I don't know what it is, but I can't seem to perfect my drying process .
    I'm confident with my 2 bucket wash method, but I am so weary of drying the car and as a result, my car is swirled again.
    X2 on the leaf blower part... anyone want to comment on this please?
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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    I've been using a leaf blower for a while now.....unless you're on a dirt field or garbage dump....I never had a concern.
    You just have to know where to aim the leaf blower. Make sure you don't blast a puddle of water next to the car, etc.
    I use mines outside on my concrete driveway....seriously, I had no issues.
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    I've been using a leaf blower for years, it's great for the rims and grill.

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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    Sheet off then use a water magnet, seems to work just fine. On bigger cars the water magnet gets a little too wet, so I usually use a big microfiber drying towel that I got at target to soak up some water before using the water magnet.

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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    I have been kinda interested in a leaf blower but I guess I have been cheap

    hmm $30 for leaf blower or more Meguiar'ss products or car parts
    so far the later have won out

    I have not had any issues with my current setup thus no need to change

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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    I use a large soft terry cloth bath towels for fast production work

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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    i use my electric leaf blower to get most of water off then use my MF towel to finish.
    same with motorcycle, leaf blower is just great for that.

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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    Hmm a lot of people use leaf blowers... A lot more than I thought would use them. Maybe ill give it a try myself and see what happens. I could see this method coming in handy during the winter... Hit the truck at the quarter car wash and blast away whatever I can, then use leaf blower to get as much water off as possible as quickly as possible without rubbing any left over contaminants into the paint.

    Just a thought...
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    Re: How Do You Dry Your Car?

    Am I the only one on here who uses these things? I tried leather chamois- don't like them at all. I used to use a blower (compressed air; since I don't like to smell like 2-cycle engine smoke when I'm washing vehicles, my leaf blower is out). Never tried sheeting process, seems like more work for little gain, but after reading this post I think I will give it a go. But I've been using these Absorber's for about 20 years, and they work for me pretty well.

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