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Drying after wash

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Twist18, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Jan 18, 2022 at 12:35 AM
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    Twist18

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    What is everyone using to dry their trucks after washing? I have two large bath towels, but I’m sure those aren’t the best choice.
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2022 at 1:21 AM
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    YotaGangYotaGang

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    this is something my 70 year old dad would do lol. Yeah if you want swirl marks all over it use towelie. Just use ceramic/wax wash, polish it and wipe it down with only microfiber. The water beads run right off and you can use air dry after.
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2022 at 1:22 AM
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    Clean or new microfiber towels. My favorite has been a waffle weave towel by McGuiars.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2022 at 5:43 AM
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  5. Jan 18, 2022 at 6:25 AM
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    Griots PFM towels, they come in all sizes. A pair of 16x16" will go a long way on a Tacoma sized truck.
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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    Once upon a time, an old chamois. Can't find the real ones anymore though.

    Nowadays, microfiber.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2022 at 11:26 AM
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    GrizzledBastard

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    First, I'm maintaining the finish with Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic. I squeegee about 80% of the water off the truck with a bitchen pure silicone hand held squeegee. From there, it's a freshly washed and softened thick nap Terry towel. Costco microfibers finish the detail work.
     
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  9. Jan 19, 2022 at 8:54 PM
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    Leaf blower to get majority of the water off. After that, I dry the remainder of the entire truck with a soft microfiber and use beadmaker as a drying aid.
     
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    This is one reason I bought Lunar Rock. I rinse it off and I'm done. You can barely see any spots.

    My wife's MGM 4Runner I dry with a nice thick nap microfiber if I'm feeling good. It shows water spots like mad.

    Cleaning with a no rinse wash and microfibres helps as well I find.
     
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    One for the truck, one for the dog.
     
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    Blower in one hand, other hand with microfiber cloth

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    Leaf blowe and synth chamois
     
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    After a rain (how I wash my truck), I wait for the sun to come out (to dry it off). I’m not being flippant. I generally wash my vehicles at the end of winter and the day I sell them.
     
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  17. Jan 22, 2022 at 7:56 AM
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    I use a car wash near a parkway, 80 mph for a few miles seems to work.
     
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