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Best material to dry your Taco?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stanrl, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Sep 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    stanrl

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    What do you guys use to dry your car? I have been using a shammy to dry my cars for years, it works great for me. But I was thinking about switching to microfiber towels since I am hearing so many good things about it. What is best a shammy or microfiber towel?
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  2. Sep 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Jester243

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  4. Sep 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    fixer5000

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    leaf blower works for me
     
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    Leaf blower, microfiber, steel wool works great for getting those pesky dirt spots off
     
  6. Sep 10, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    OffroadToy

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  7. Sep 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    jw1983

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    Just a little too gone and some steel wool and bam!!! You have cleaned your truck :D
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    I don't always dry mine first. I take off the sprayer from the water hose and just let the water pour out. I then start from the top and work my way down letting the water sheet off (as the water from the hose pours onto the truck, it removes all other water and prevents spots), then I finish drying with an old school no scratch absorber. I have tried many things on my black Yota, but this method seems to work the best.
     
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    x 2, I've had mine since 1998 and it still looks and functions as good as it did the first time I used it. I won't buy anything else... mostly because I haven't had too! :p
     
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    Chamois for the bulk of the water, then a microfiber towel for the detail work.

    I had an Absorber that my brother took from me years ago. He still uses it.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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    2 large fluffy bath towels.
     
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    An absorber and a leaf blower work like a champ!
     
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    No shit... Leaf blower.

    My neighbors look at me funny but I can dry my truck in less than 10 mins. and it blows all the water out of all the small areas that I can't get with a towel (especially the front with all the shit I have hanging off of it).
     
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    I use the Metro Sidekick air blower, its small and powerful, its awesome. then for the remaining stuff I use a large microfiber towel, blotting it, so I dont pull remaining dirt across the paint.
     
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    I have used real chamois, synthetic chamois, towels, but once I got an absorber I haven't switched back. Absorbs a ton of water, feels like it isn't hurting the paint, and you can wash it in the washing machine if it gets any dirt on it.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2013 at 3:06 AM
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    Old bath towels
     
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