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Re chargeable car blower/dryer

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Dawgs1125mbsr, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Mar 7, 2020 at 4:39 PM
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    Dawgs1125mbsr

    Dawgs1125mbsr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to rid of towels and use a rechargeable car blower. Any ideas on a good one with battery life and power
     
  2. Mar 8, 2020 at 5:30 AM
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    gorram

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    I've not watched this video but likely has the answer or you can find another similar leaf blower with huge battery. For this to work you really need to have a good sheeting/hydrophobic coating. Otherwise the air will just splash it all around the truck. I tried one of the wired dedicated car blowers a while back a Shop Vac rebranded as McKees37 and it just didn't throw enough air to be fast enough to blow the water off faster than the sun. A hose nozzle with a flood setting will also be a big help if your coating has sheeting ability prior to drying.

     
  3. Mar 8, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    I have a 12 volt Makita that came in a combo with a drill. Not really enough to dry a car, work on my Harley well though.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    Dawgs1125mbsr

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    Appreciate that video. I was looking at the Eco. Damn batteries are expensive
     
  5. Apr 12, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    I use my leaf blower all the time on my Tacoma.
     
  6. May 5, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    CdnSldr

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    IMO after using my Milwaukee leaf blower on my Tacoma, which is ceramic coated, you will never get away with *just* a leaf blower.

    It will reduce the amount of towels needed by blowing away the bulk water, but you’ll be chasing water beads around for an hour if you only use the leaf blower. I can spotlessly dry my truck with a blower and 1-2 towels, opposed to a half dozen towel by themselves.
     
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