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View Poll Results: How do you dry off your truck?
Absorber 850 46.22%
Cotton Towel 470 25.56%
Air dry 366 19.90%
ShamWOW 153 8.32%
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #21
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i usually drive mine around the block to air dry, then i'll finish up with an absorber or a waffle weave type towel...or a good microfiber towel.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #22
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:23 PM   #23
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i usually drive mine around the block to air dry, then i'll finish up with an absorber or a waffle weave type towel...or a good microfiber towel.
best of both worlds.

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:53 PM   #24
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haha leaf blower... Havent heard that before
Leaf blower works good. Once every 6 months or so, I remove my seats and use the blower to blow the crap outta my truck.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:29 PM   #25
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yall and these fancy ass drying techniques

if it doesnt dry on the road home from the drive thru car wash...then it will dry in the air in my driveway
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:33 PM   #26
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shammy, leaf blower for cracks, and then shammy the water that runs out.
^^ tip from a detailer i know.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:16 AM   #27
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I drive a half mile to shake it out, then two terri bath towels to dry and a third to rebuff.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:40 AM   #28
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I use a product called California Water Blade. It is surgical grade silicone. Like a squeege fpr the car. Only shaped like a T at the end. Have used it since '97 on my first BLACK Taco. Never had a problem with scratches. Go over once or so with the blade and then a microfiger drying cloth. Drying time is like 1/2 of just using a towel or shammy.

I have seen a smaller version and a competitive product at Wal-Mart. Mine is 10" or so. The smaller one might be 6". The thing works great and can mold around stuff to get in corners. Staple item in all of my detailing friends toolbox.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:23 AM   #30
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i usually ran my taco down the highway about 100mph and run the 4runner down the highway also. im like 2 minutes from the highway not even that
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:03 AM   #31
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I use a product called California Water Blade. It is surgical grade silicone. Like a squeege fpr the car. Only shaped like a T at the end. Have used it since '97 on my first BLACK Taco. Never had a problem with scratches. Go over once or so with the blade and then a microfiger drying cloth. Drying time is like 1/2 of just using a towel or shammy.

I have seen a smaller version and a competitive product at Wal-Mart. Mine is 10" or so. The smaller one might be 6". The thing works great and can mold around stuff to get in corners. Staple item in all of my detailing friends toolbox.
Ive heard of that. I wouldn't think it would actaully work too well DRYING it off. But appearantly it does
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:24 AM   #32
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I have the lads at the carwash do it for me...
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First: leaf blower
Second: quick detailer and a microfiber towel



..I used chamois, but it tends to take wax off...
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #34
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I use a water blade, then clean up the remaining drops with microfiber towel.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:05 AM   #35
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First: leaf blower
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..I used chamois, but it tends to take wax off...
Chamois...? Like Absorbers? I havent noticed that
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #36
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i use a microfiber to knock off water then another towel to finish and my air compressor to finish of course another microfiber to dry the water from the cracks
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Ive heard of that. I wouldn't think it would actaully work too well DRYING it off. But appearantly it does
It's great at taking I'd say 85-90% of the water off, streak free. Then. either a shammy or the microfiver dry towel and you are done. The shammy was always the pain in the ass. Wipe, wipe, squueze, etc.

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I take a short drive (about 1/2 mile at 70 MPH) down a very fast road, and then follow up with a microfiber towel.
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Just driving down the road leaves water marks. I use an absorber or slightly damn microfiber towel to wipe it down and get the water spots off.
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