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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 05-05-2009, 11:12 AM   #42
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I also use the California water blade then finish it with a towel.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:40 AM   #43
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use the absorber it works wonders lol... but i used one of those cali blades for the first time the other day at the fire dept and it worked pretty good, think i might go pick one up
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:52 AM   #44
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AquaDry its 5bucks at Wal-mart. Better than a shammy, with turtle wax as you dry
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #46
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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.

I have the same one... I love it...
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:00 AM   #47
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With the Taco - I waterblade with an Absorber on my shoulder to do a final pass.

On the Honda, the water blade only works on the roof - the rest has too many weird curves that the blade won't get, so I use my leaf blower and the Absorber
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #48
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I have the same one... I love it...
People are disbelievers until they use the thing for the 1st time. I could dry 2 vehicles in the time it takes to do 1 with just a shammy.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:17 PM   #49
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when i wash all my familys cars Dark blue, garnet, and black i use a fake sham wow...on my super white taco i just let it sit in the shade
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:09 PM   #50
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i bought mine from walmart. its a good absorber to use. it absorbs three times as much as a regular towel and its really good on glass too. plus, theres no streaking or water spots after i use it on both the tacoma and the matrix
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:15 PM   #51
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Anyone use the silicon squegee ??
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:16 PM   #53
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California water blade is what I meant. Do they leave any scratches ?
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California water blade is what I meant. Do they leave any scratches ?
it shouldn't. Its just silicone
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:43 PM   #56
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microfiber towels I use for everthing putting wax on taking wax off clean the dash all kind of uses for them
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #57
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California water blade is what I meant. Do they leave any scratches ?
I'm thinking the only way it would scratch is if you didn't wash well enough and it picked up some dirt at the edge.

I used it when I worked in a bodyshop and washed cars after work was done. Saved a TON of time being able to dry the roofs of vehicles in like 3 swipes versus having to dry the entire thing with a towel.

Personally I use a microfiber towel. I'll have to pick up one of these absorber things and a water blade since the MF doesn't really work that well since it can't hold much water.
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Thanks for the info- I'll have to get one and give it a try.
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