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View Poll Results: How do you dry off your truck?
Absorber 847 46.28%
Cotton Towel 469 25.63%
Air dry 363 19.84%
ShamWOW 151 8.25%
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #521
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I use a squeegee and then an absorber type cloth. I let it sit in the sun for a while to let the cracks dry out. I am going to have to try the leaf blower now though
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #522
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I use a miracle blade and follow it with some cotton detail rags.
(I work at a detail shop so have access to all the items)

Seems to work the best but i do have a white truck.

One word of advice to people with black or dark colored trucks is to use some sort of microfiber drying towel if worried about scratches occurring from drying.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #523
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I let God dry mine.....although he tends to leave water spots.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #524
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I use a miracle blade and follow it with some cotton detail rags.
(I work at a detail shop so have access to all the items)

Seems to work the best but i do have a white truck.

One word of advice to people with black or dark colored trucks is to use some sort of microfiber drying towel if worried about scratches occurring from drying.
I agree a hundred percent! I do a sheeting rinse, then blower, then blotting technique with a Guzzler. Black (202) is very soft.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #525
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First I water blade, drive 1-2 miles, then microfiber cloth and blower dry drip areas. I always wash in early AM or 1/2 hour before dark.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:53 AM   #526
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I hit the highway!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:09 AM   #527
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Guys don't forget-

Slap a good coat of wax and make life easier! You can set your hose to a slow output setting (water drizzling out) and let it run a sheet of water down all sections. This will keep the water from beading up and will "dry" the car almost completely without ever touching it with a cloth!

Something similar to this. . .

http://youtu.be/GIYHNMHIRdY
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #528
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Usually use a chamois, but when it warms up I am going to try a leaf blower also, for hard to get at places. Works great on a motorcycle.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #529
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california jelly water blade, then i dry the remaining off with a waffle weeve microfiber towel. NO swirl marks!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #530
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I'm going to have to invest in a jelly blade and waffle towel.

I've been using a shamwow and normal microfibers but there's always water being streaked.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:44 AM   #532
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I just bought one of these and it works so good at getting all the water between the cracks and crevices out. Do you hate how after you think you are done drying and you get those drips from your side mirrors or badges? It works great on wet tires and wheels too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #533
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I have a white truck, so I just use micro-fiber towels, one in each hand.... but on my 2011 Black Mustang, I really have to be careful of what soap I use. The last 2 gallons have been Mothers California Gold. 1-2 oz per gallon of water and a micro-fiber wash mitt. I so the wheels first, but use an old towel and soft brush to bet around all of the lugs and openings. I dry the Mustang with a larger microfiber (O'Rileys Auto Parts) to dry it off. One of the most important things I learned was to use plenty of water, and not a hard spray, but a heavy rinse. I use the Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 and there is not a lot of drying to be done, and it has very few scratches in it. A detailer once told me to never never never use a cleaner wax on a black car because the cleaning actions in it are abrasive and you will get small swirls in it. Mothers makes a great straight carnuba wax which does not care what color it goes on. Insure that you use non-abrasive applicators and wipe off towels and you should be OK.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:12 AM   #534
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I use the Absorber on the paint, and have for years on all my rigs. I've never got scratches from it. I throw it in the wash when it starts to get dirty. I use my air compressor to blow water out of the cracks and a normal towel for the windows, chrome, badges, wheels, and glass. I throw on some spray n' wipe wax with micro fiber towels every other wash.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:31 AM   #535
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I cant ever get the jelly blade to do as good of a job as the Absorber, they last forever I have had it for at least 5 years and still drys awesome.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #536
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I'm blessed to have a industrial water distiller at work. I rinse it down with that after it gets a bath. no spots!
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #537
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Drying truck

I use a landscaping backpack blower.
Its really high output.
Go over it 2x, & its done.
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Usually hand wash then I hit the $1 wand wash for their spot free rinse (they keep their demin filters fresh) afterwards drive 2 miles down the highway to air dry. Then wax with Original Spirits/microfiber. AND DONE!
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