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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

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  2. Cotton Towel

    472 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Air dry

    372 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. ShamWOW

    155 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Apr 30, 2014 at 1:51 AM
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    SR5808

    SR5808 Well-Known Member

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    Tint/ weathertech visors/ truxedo tonneau cover/ color matched front emblem and door emblems/ debaged tail gate/depo black tail lights/color matched front grill/led headlights..
    Yeah I heard mix reviews on those. What towels do you use on your paint? I was thinking maybe chemical guys would be alright.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM
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    pinktaco808

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  3. Apr 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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  4. Apr 30, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    spiralout462

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    Microfiber Madness and Cobra branded towels mostly. It's worth the piece of mind to me.

    If your looking for something at a lower price point I wouldn't hesitate to use
    http://www.microfibertech.com/microfiber-for-car-care-auto-detailing.html

    Many people love them! It's not that hard to reach their minimum.
     
  5. May 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    xbxb

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    chamois what i use. I've had it for about 10 years and it works great
     
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  6. Aug 28, 2014 at 5:51 AM
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    4x4cajun

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    None for now
    Bottom line... The less a cloth has to touch your paint the fewer marks you will have.. It doesn't matter how soft it is. Use forced air and follow up with spray on detailed to remove any water marks etc. I've moved to this process and rarely find swirl marks anymore... If you 4wheel all the time then prob not worth the effort
     
  7. Aug 28, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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    Mod

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    New cloths for each quarter of the vehicle. scrubbing/polishing away with the same cloth inevitably picks up grit.

    I really don't worry to much with it now days,,because I wheel my truck and it has scratches already.

    Regardless of what you do,,you will scratch the paint washing your truck/vehicle. No way around it no matter how nit picky you are or what method you use.

    Pressure washer?? You just sandblasted the surrounding area with grit as you moved along.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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    I do 99% touch less washes with a foam cannon, other 1% is two bucket method.

    For drying I use a 8 HP Metro Air Force Master Blaster.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    I dry my truck at 150mph.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    I discovered the leaf blower technique, and am sold.
    Bought an inexpensive electric Troybilt on sale, just for this use.
    Then follow up with a clean micro fiber.
    Mine is white, so I do understand the aversion to micro fiber by the darker color owners.[Q
     
  11. Oct 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    cheap troy bilt electric blower
     
  12. Oct 17, 2014 at 9:44 AM
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    I use a California Blade squeegee, and then get all of the leftovers with an Absorber. It seems to work pretty well.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    I crank up the Air Compressor and away I go…..
     
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