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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

    372 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. ShamWOW

    155 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. May 5, 2009 at 9:54 AM
    #41
    Rocketball

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    That would be the "Wow" part I guess....... :cool:
     
  2. May 5, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    I also use the California water blade then finish it with a towel.
     
  3. May 8, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    gouge44

    gouge44 $DO WORK$

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    use the absorber it works wonders lol... but i used one of those cali blades for the first time the other day at the fire dept and it worked pretty good, think i might go pick one up
     
  4. May 8, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    wes

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    Backpack blower!! -fast and easy:D:D
     
  5. May 8, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    GA1044

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    AquaDry its 5bucks at Wal-mart. Better than a shammy, with turtle wax as you dry
     
  6. May 8, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    MUDFISH

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    I have the same one... I love it...
     
  7. May 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    22b22

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    With the Taco - I waterblade with an Absorber on my shoulder to do a final pass.

    On the Honda, the water blade only works on the roof - the rest has too many weird curves that the blade won't get, so I use my leaf blower and the Absorber
     
  8. May 8, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    rb11701

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    People are disbelievers until they use the thing for the 1st time. I could dry 2 vehicles in the time it takes to do 1 with just a shammy.
     
  9. May 8, 2009 at 6:17 PM
    #49
    ClemsonTacoma

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    when i wash all my familys cars Dark blue, garnet, and black i use a fake sham wow...on my super white taco i just let it sit in the shade
     
  10. May 8, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    i bought mine from walmart. its a good absorber to use. it absorbs three times as much as a regular towel and its really good on glass too. plus, theres no streaking or water spots after i use it on both the tacoma and the matrix
     
  11. May 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    JONNY TACO

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    Anyone use the silicon squegee ??
     
  12. May 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    I picked air dry. Use a leaf blower and a california water blade.
     
  13. May 10, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    California water blade is what I meant. Do they leave any scratches ?
     
  14. May 10, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    harshest

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    Microfiber towels.
     
  15. May 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    it shouldn't. Its just silicone
     
  16. May 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    microfiber towels I use for everthing putting wax on taking wax off clean the dash all kind of uses for them
     
  17. May 10, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    I'm thinking the only way it would scratch is if you didn't wash well enough and it picked up some dirt at the edge.

    I used it when I worked in a bodyshop and washed cars after work was done. Saved a TON of time being able to dry the roofs of vehicles in like 3 swipes versus having to dry the entire thing with a towel.

    Personally I use a microfiber towel. I'll have to pick up one of these absorber things and a water blade since the MF doesn't really work that well since it can't hold much water.
     
  18. May 10, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    luk8272

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    Sorry it took me so long to get back I was visiting family.
    No I have never had it scratch any of my vehicles. I used to use it on my black Tacoma, left a beautiful finish without water spots.
     
  19. May 11, 2009 at 2:58 AM
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    JONNY TACO

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    Thanks for the info- I'll have to get one and give it a try.
     
  20. May 11, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Backpack Blower, Its the fastest and most effective way....
     
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