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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 06-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #542
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #543
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:53 AM   #544
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #545
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #546
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #547
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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   #548
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Leaf blower works great with a couple of towels.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #549
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #550
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #551
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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   #552
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:20 AM   #553
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Absorber. Fuck Shamwow. Absorber was around years before Shamwow. The Absorber has served me well for over 9 years, I'll never use anythng else.
Same here. I have 2, one for the paint area, one for the wheels/tires/etc. I also do the silicone blade first too, saves lots of time. BUT it has to be done in the shade.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:08 AM   #554
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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   #555
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:30 AM   #556
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U guys are hard core. my leaf blower is actually my shop vac so the time it takes to "set it up" isnt worth it. I just do the silicone blade then follow with a shammy. I have a separate shammy to dry the tires/wheels though!
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #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
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:21 AM   #558
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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   #559
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:29 AM   #560
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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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