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Drying the paint..

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ABA180, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    ABA180

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    I haven't done it yet so don't panic haha..

    Someone asked me if I use my electric leaf blower to dry the truck after I wash it. Never thought of it but sounds like it might work.

    Good? Bad?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    Pugga

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    Go for it, it's just wind, not gonna hurt the truck.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    Funny you asked, I just tried it this past weekend. I did feel a bit weird
    doing it though. It does dry it quickly, so fast almost to a fault because
    I got a lot of water spots.

    I'll try it again but next time I'll leave it a little wet and blot it to finish.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    Boone

    Boone Vaginas are rad.

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    Do it almost every time. Husqvarna FTW.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    been doin it for a while. works great, expecially if its been waxed recently
     
  7. Jun 5, 2013 at 3:56 AM
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    Is it ok to use a gas powered blower?
    I've heard the exhaust vents out the
    tube your using to dry it with.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:52 AM
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    I use a gas blower. The exhaust goes out the muffler, which is not directed into the air discharge. I'm sure some of it makes it's way in from being pulled out of the surrounding air, but I've never noticed any ill effects.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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    I use a backpack blower...no spots!
     
  10. Jun 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    Thanks Chris, I thought I might have to buy an electric one
    but it seems a lot of people are using these.
     
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