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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. Oct 4, 2013 at 1:14 AM
    #561
    whonoez

    whonoez Well-Known Member

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    Leaf blower! Air compressor for the cracks! Been doin that for years now!
     
  2. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:58 AM
    #562
    spieler

    spieler Well-Known Member

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    Im amazed, and applaud, how much time and effort some of you guys/gals put into washing and drying your rigs. The only time I took that much pride if you want to call it that was was back when I had a black Bimmer M3, now...well I own a truck, and the bed is already scratched from use....cause its a bed...on a truck. That being said I do still use the 2 bucket method and different rags for paint and wheels, and different shammies for both as well!
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:40 AM
    #563
    jethro

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    It gets washed when it rains, and it dries when it doesn't.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:17 AM
    #564
    scirocco16v

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    Once I'm done washing I take it for a quick drive around the block (have all the access water come out) Then I use the leaf blower to get out the rest. Then not much drying needed with the Chamois.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM
    #565
    Tacodriver

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    I use the Absorber and sometimes Mothers quick detailer with microfiber towels after.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:33 AM
    #566
    TheCookieMonster

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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
     
  7. Oct 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM
    #567
    AbstraKt

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    a sheet of water then hit it with the absorber
     
  8. Oct 31, 2013 at 3:01 PM
    #568
    Colt562

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

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    enough to go over stuff
    I drive really fast after I wash it...
     
  10. Nov 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM
    #570
    DirtyTacos

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    Best way....

    Or, air compressor + High pressure nozzle + shammy BOOM
     
  11. Nov 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM
    #571
    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
     
  12. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM
    #572
    JKU3000

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    I will now be using the leaf blower, thats awesome!
     
  13. Nov 23, 2013 at 2:41 AM
    #573
    Yotabilly

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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....
     
  14. Dec 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM
    #574
    BBtacosurfer

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    X2
     
  15. 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:
     
  16. Dec 30, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    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
     
  17. Dec 31, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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    spieler

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    x2, but lets get real....I never wash it....
     
  18. 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
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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?
     
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