What is the best way to dry?

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  1. Phish Esq.

    Phish Esq. New Member

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    My truck that is. It is black and I always get streaks drying it. Whats the best way. I use beach towels. I would like it to look good. I detail about every 6 weeks. I want to find a way to dry it good on the in between washes. Thanks
     
  2. Jackhole

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    Take the nozzle off your hose, turn the water on at a very low pressure and let the water flow over your car. You will have very little water left to dry off. The rest you can get with a towel. The better wax job you have, the better this trick works.
     
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    I use a leaf blower. No swirls at all.. Just need to wear some ear plugs or else you'll go deaf.
     
  4. addifan

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    I use a microfiber drying towel and I love it. I got it from Griots Garage.

    Actually I use the californis waterblade first to remove the large amounts of water then I use the MF drying towel.
     
  5. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    waterblades can scratch the paint

    I use 100% cotton towels then dry everything again with a MF towel
     
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    I had heard that they can scratch, but I wasn't sure so I didn't say anything. Have you ever tried the trick that I posted above?
     
  7. addifan

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    I have never had the waterblade scratch my paint. It's been used on several cars at my house (2 vettes, Audi, Avalon). I just make sure there is no dirt on the paint to scratch it.
     
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    Like addifan said, if you keep it clean and you washed all the dirt off your vehicle, then you should not have any problems with scratches.

    Another trick is to pour distilled water starting from the top all over your car, making sure you displace all the hose water. Distilled water will dry spot free. It isn't cheap though. Probably take a good 2 gallons.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i still wouldnt trust a blade


    EMT:What i do now is while Im washing with my mitt i have the water running in the other hand and spray it off so there wont be any water spots. To dry it I take one big towel and grab and the biggest spots of water then I can use smaller towels to completly dry it off

    i just got a package of MF towels from http://www.pakshak.com

    Ill let you know how they are :bigok:
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    I have heard that they are really nice. I need to get some :)
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    free shipping and i got included foam applicators :bigthumb: i needed them too

    i dropped my S100 applicator on the ground :wtc:
     
  12. TrevorK

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    The only way a waterblade would scratch is if there's something in the paint right?

    So with that in mind, if you use a microfiber towel, there is the chance of something getting caught up in the towel, and scratching your paint just like the blade.
     
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    You're partially right. Towels have a "nap" to them, they catch shit up in the towel and pull it back towards the center. There's much less of a chance of scratching with a towel vs. a water blade.
     

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