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View Poll Results: How do you dry off your truck?
Absorber 858 46.23%
Cotton Towel 472 25.43%
Air dry 371 19.99%
ShamWOW 155 8.35%
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #541
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #542
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:53 AM   #543
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #544
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #545
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #546
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i've been using the leaf blower method followed up by the absorber lately. it works amazing since i just waxed the truck with 2 coats of collonite 845 wax
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #547
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Leaf blower works great with a couple of towels.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #548
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #549
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #550
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Chamois with microfiber towel following it. I also use a leaf blower to blow out the water in the cracks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:17 AM   #551
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:08 AM   #553
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Leaf blower is what I use! Gotta love the gas powered stihls!!
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #554
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electric leaf blower then quick detailer.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #556
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As a full time detailer my concern is marring up the paint. Which inevitably will happen with cotton towels, shamwows, absorbers or water blades. too much friction and risk for scratching the paint. Sounds super anal but if you've spent 2 days polishing a car, and you see it 2 weeks later for a wash, you'd be concerned. Not always the case but I kinda establish a system I like and stick with it

with that said - I dry with

Sheeting method (rinsing the vehicle with garden hose open - water will cling to itself and run off the car in big sheets leaving less to dry)

Cordless Leaf Blower - 32v plastic tip inverted

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Not a big fan of 'quick detail' products to end the wash. If anything I'd rather put some spray wax on. That'll remove any light water spots you may have gotten along with leaving some protection behind. Most can be applied with some water left on the car for a 'shine as you dry' type of thing
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:21 AM   #557
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As a full time detailer my concern is marring up the paint. Which inevitably will happen with cotton towels, shamwows, absorbers or water blades. too much friction and risk for scratching the paint. Sounds super anal but if you've spent 2 days polishing a car, and you see it 2 weeks later for a wash, you'd be concerned. Not always the case but I kinda establish a system I like and stick with it

with that said - I dry with

Sheeting method (rinsing the vehicle with garden hose open - water will cling to itself and run off the car in big sheets leaving less to dry)

Cordless Leaf Blower - 32v plastic tip inverted

waffle weave microfiber towel or a plush microfiber towel


Not a big fan of 'quick detail' products to end the wash. If anything I'd rather put some spray wax on. That'll remove any light water spots you may have gotten along with leaving some protection behind. Most can be applied with some water left on the car for a 'shine as you dry' type of thing
Great tips Mr. Sparkle (great business name btw) I guess I need to not be so lazy and get out my leaf blower and give that a try.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #558
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:29 AM   #559
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found it cheaper at pep boys... $14.99. Wally world wants $16.97... Hey $1.98 is still a deal....Now i can buy a beef jerky ....lol
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:12 PM   #560
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I do not take the hose to my truck. I use a spray bottle of just water and clean a section of the truck at a time. The wax last a lot longer without the use of soap. No water runs to worry about at its a lot less water to dry off. Nice plush microfiber towels to dry.
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