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Old 12-11-2002, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default drips from mirros after drying the car....

Has anyone else had this problem?

I was the car, get it alllll nice and shiney and then drive somewhere. All the water from behind the mirrors and some other unknown place related to the mirror drips water all over the side of my nice clean car and it spots.

anyway to get it all dry
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Old 12-11-2002, 03:26 PM   #2
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Use paper towles while drying the car in all of the small crevices, like the mirrors.
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Old 12-11-2002, 03:28 PM   #3
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What I do is use some compressed air and just blow all the water out of all the little cracks and holes. Then just use a towel and dry the rest of the car off.
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Old 12-11-2002, 03:41 PM   #4
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Yup, I have one of those little stinger shop vacuum (Home Depot). Gets rid of those pesky hiding h20 molecules.
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Old 12-11-2002, 04:12 PM   #5
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take it for a quick (block or 2) spin before drying...

that way all the excess hiding water runs out....


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Old 12-11-2002, 05:25 PM   #6
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take it for a quick (block or 2) spin before drying...

that way all the excess hiding water runs out....


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i just do donuts... driving around can get it all dusty again.
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Old 12-12-2002, 01:50 PM   #7
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I use a leaf blower from sears - 220mph wind gets the water off pretty good and blows it right out of the mirror housings and all those little pesky places. When done it's a quick one towel dry job.
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Old 12-12-2002, 02:16 PM   #8
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blower = good idea.

Driving around, then drying = bad idea.


You don't want to get dirt onto the paint when you're drying, as you may induce scratches..

I personally just use my Absorber to get in that area. Leave the corner of the Absorber in between the mirror and the housing for a few seconds, and problem solved.
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Old 12-12-2002, 02:18 PM   #9
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What I do is use some compressed air and just blow all the water out of all the little cracks and holes. Then just use a towel and dry the rest of the car off.
A towel? Oh man, as if the paint job isn't bad enough, I wouldn't go drying it with a regular old towel. I hope you mean like a chamie.
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Old 12-12-2002, 02:25 PM   #10
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lol... dirt on the paint?

i've not had that happen... i do a couple circles... hammer the brakes...
then back it up and dry it off...

but to ea. their own...whatever works for you
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Old 12-12-2002, 07:31 PM   #11
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yeah i hate those stupid water drops that come from the mirror too. i just dry it off with a towel.
What i really hate is when you start waxing the car and then those drops start dripping down.
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Old 12-12-2002, 07:40 PM   #12
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the mirror, out the back of the trunk are always troublespots. unless you're going to polish and wax right after, or you're going to a show or something, i don't know what all the worrying is all about unless i guess the water's still soapy.
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Old 12-12-2002, 10:33 PM   #13
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My old '92 lumina euro was notorious for holding water in the mirrors. I always just slammed the door shut a couple of times before I started drying. Boy did my neighbors think I was weird!

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Old 12-13-2002, 01:13 AM   #14
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phototek... drying with 100% cotten terry towels isnt a bad thing. i trust 100% cotton terry towels more than chammys because if there is some dirt on the car the terry towel will trap it in reducing the chances of scratches as compared to a chammy

i myself use the absorber but im gonna be trying the caifornia waterblade soon to quicken things up
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Old 12-13-2002, 08:07 AM   #15
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phototek... drying with 100% cotten terry towels isnt a bad thing. i trust 100% cotton terry towels more than chammys because if there is some dirt on the car the terry towel will trap it in reducing the chances of scratches as compared to a chammy

i myself use the absorber but im gonna be trying the caifornia waterblade soon to quicken things up
The waterblade is cool, but it takes forever. Also you definitely still need to use the terry towel or a chammy to cleanup what you can't get w/ the blade.
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Old 12-13-2002, 09:02 AM   #16
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A towel? Oh man, as if the paint job isn't bad enough, I wouldn't go drying it with a regular old towel. I hope you mean like a chamie.
Not just any old towel. I buy 100% Cotton Cannon Fieldcrest towels. They are really big bath size so the edges are never used. I get them from a website where the discontinued colors are sold. I only buy the light colors so I can see any trapped dirt. Have used a chamie and a product similiar to the blade. Chamie takes me longer since I've already blown off 90% of the water and too many water blade horror stories with an unnoticed bit of dirt getting trapped and dragged across the car. I started this method after hearing it on a Vette forum cause the Vette has a hundred places where water gets trapped. Also - no fabric softner (leaves a residue which produces a gray haze) and don't dry towels on the high heat setting, if possible take out just before totally dry. High heat makes them scratchy. OK that's enough I'm starting to ramble.
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