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How do you dry your truck?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, May 3, 2009.

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How do you dry off your truck?

  1. Absorber

    858 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. Cotton Towel

    472 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Air dry

    371 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. ShamWOW

    155 vote(s)
    8.4%
  1. May 3, 2009 at 9:10 PM
    #21
    tacomaman06

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    i usually drive mine around the block to air dry, then i'll finish up with an absorber or a waffle weave type towel...or a good microfiber towel.
     
  2. May 3, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Cotton towel.
     
  3. May 3, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    best of both worlds.

    :)
     
  4. May 3, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Leaf blower works good. Once every 6 months or so, I remove my seats and use the blower to blow the crap outta my truck. :eek:
     
  5. May 3, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    yall and these fancy ass drying techniques

    if it doesnt dry on the road home from the drive thru car wash...then it will dry in the air in my driveway
     
  6. May 3, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    ^^ tip from a detailer i know.
     
  7. May 4, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I drive a half mile to shake it out, then two terri bath towels to dry and a third to rebuff.
     
  8. May 4, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    rb11701

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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.
     
  9. May 4, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    Blackened Taco

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    I use a blower and a chamois, works like a charm, for both bike and truck.
     
  10. May 4, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    GotLift37

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    i usually ran my taco down the highway about 100mph and run the 4runner down the highway also. im like 2 minutes from the highway not even that
     
  11. May 4, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    Ive heard of that. I wouldn't think it would actaully work too well DRYING it off. But appearantly it does
     
  12. May 4, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    I have the lads at the carwash do it for me...:bananadance:
     
  13. May 4, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    neontrail

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    First: leaf blower
    Second: quick detailer and a microfiber towel



    ..I used chamois, but it tends to take wax off...
     
  14. May 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    PeteK

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    I use a water blade, then clean up the remaining drops with microfiber towel.
     
  15. May 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    Chamois...? Like Absorbers? I havent noticed that
     
  16. May 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Marioso

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    i use a microfiber to knock off water then another towel to finish and my air compressor to finish of course another microfiber to dry the water from the cracks
     
  17. May 4, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    rb11701

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    It's great at taking I'd say 85-90% of the water off, streak free. Then. either a shammy or the microfiver dry towel and you are done. The shammy was always the pain in the ass. Wipe, wipe, squueze, etc.

    Best money I ever spent on anything to detail the vehicles. Plus, if you detail any cars, you will like it even more.
     
  18. May 5, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    I take a short drive (about 1/2 mile at 70 MPH) down a very fast road, and then follow up with a microfiber towel.
     
  19. May 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Just driving down the road leaves water marks. I use an absorber or slightly damn microfiber towel to wipe it down and get the water spots off.
     
  20. May 5, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Shamwow, you will be saying "damn, why the hell did I buy this" everytime you use it.
     
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