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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

    859 vote(s)
    46.2%
  2. Cotton Towel

    472 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Air dry

    373 vote(s)
    20.1%
  4. ShamWOW

    156 vote(s)
    8.4%
  1. Oct 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM
    #561
    Tacodriver

    Tacodriver Active Member

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    deflapped debadged snow filter delete bed rail delete K&N drop in
    I use the Absorber and sometimes Mothers quick detailer with microfiber towels after.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:33 AM
    #562
    TheCookieMonster

    TheCookieMonster Well-Known Member

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    X2,Absorber with Meguires Quik Detailer and micro towels,reminds me I got to go wash my truck before the Football games start:D
     
  3. Oct 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    AbstraKt

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    a sheet of water then hit it with the absorber
     
  4. Oct 31, 2013 at 3:01 PM
    #564
    Colt562

    Colt562 Well-Known Member

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    Used the absorber for the first time yesterday, I like it but followed it up with a microfiber towel.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2013 at 2:56 PM
    #565
    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    I drive really fast after I wash it...
     
  6. Nov 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    DirtyTacos

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    Best way....

    Or, air compressor + High pressure nozzle + shammy BOOM
     
  7. Nov 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM
    #567
    tc98tacoma

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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    Your not alone
     
  8. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM
    #568
    JKU3000

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    I will now be using the leaf blower, thats awesome!
     
  9. Nov 23, 2013 at 2:41 AM
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    Yotabilly

    Yotabilly Well-Known Member

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    I work at a full service car wash. It gets air dried by fourteen blowers. What's left gets toweled off with micro-fiber towels. Occasionally I'll go next door to the detail shop and used compressed air to blow the remaining water out of the seals and emblems etc....
     
  10. Dec 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    BBtacosurfer

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  11. Dec 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    BBtacosurfer

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    I actually thought my neighbor was ridiculous for using a leaf blower on his BMW when he dried it...I started using one on my truck when I bought it, works like a charm :anonymous:
     
  12. Dec 30, 2013 at 1:10 PM
    #572
    jdavis92

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    I checked the cotton towels button because that's what I have been using.

    The next time I wash I will be using air and waffle weave microfiber towels.

    I have learned A LOT over the past few months over at Detailed Image.

    http://www.detailedimage.com/

    Jeff in Flagstaff
     
  13. Dec 31, 2013 at 5:49 AM
    #573
    spieler

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    x2, but lets get real....I never wash it....
     
  14. Dec 31, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    Houston-76

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    With a leaf blower then finish with a towel :p
     
  15. Jan 31, 2014 at 9:50 AM
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    Hungry

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    Electric Leaf Blower (rechargeable) from Home Depot, FTW! I'm too lazy to use a chamois! :)

    cheers,
    bArney
     
  16. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    Artruck

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    Does anyone else use one of those soft silicon blades to just run the drops off like I do?
     
  17. Jan 31, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    spiralout462

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    I wouldn't try that on a black vehicle! Swirl city!
     
  18. Feb 1, 2014 at 3:43 AM
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    cabo wabo

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    I use my gas powered leaf blower
     
  19. Feb 1, 2014 at 6:30 AM
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    14TACO4X4

    14TACO4X4 Mmmmm... Beer

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    Microfiber towels.
     
  20. Feb 2, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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    ROAD DAWG

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    debadged,procomp 7105 wheels,,kc slimlites,n-fab light bar,predator step bars,baja roof rack and light cage,hella 500 black magic,5100's(f/r) @.85,tsb rear,nitto terra grapplers(265-65-17)
    i use the masterblaster(8hp) heats to ambient plus 60 degrees,not such a big deal on my truck,my wife's black maxima(2011) gets swirl marks to easily.
     
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