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Streaks when drying

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by plmber58, May 13, 2009.

  1. May 13, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    plmber58

    plmber58 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wash my truck and dry it as I go but around the access door windows there is always a last streak that runs down the sides and also around the mirror mounts. I go back and wipe the streaks but later I go back and more streaks. Anyone know how to prevent this?
     
  2. May 13, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    what are you using? Absorber, microfiber...
     
  3. May 13, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    Using shamwow but I figure it would not matter as there is just one streak running down the areas I said. Like water is trapped there for a bit then it is like a tear drop running down. I can go back 3 or 4 times to wipe it off but an hour later there is another streak
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    that could either be the humidity in the air (sometimes right after a big rain I wash a car and i wipe it off and it streaks) or you could have accidentally gotten soap or sometime like that into the ShamWow.
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    My neighbors think I'm nuts but sometimes,especially when I'm going to wax,I take my shop-vac,that converts to a leaf blower,and blow out the mirrors,trim,hood scoop and spots where water sits and runs out later.I then dry all the streaks that come out of these nooks and crannies.
     
  6. May 13, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    bro u gotta use a air compressor and some other way to blow the water out of crack like those air cans from a computer store
     
  7. May 13, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    I usually take mine for a spin around the neighborhood to get the water out of the gas tank door, mirrors, tailgate, etc. then wipe it down. Works well enough for me.
     
  8. May 13, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    Kenny650

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    IMO this is not a good idea. When your driving your letting pollen, dust, etc. get all over your car. This is especially bad if your going to dry after because your drying over all that dust and pollen which will result in some good ol' swirls.
     
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