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Old 05-04-2010, 01:50 AM   #26
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What do you mean dry your car? Like from the rain?





...What do you mean wash your car?


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Old 05-04-2010, 03:54 AM   #27
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Everyone needs to invest in an "Absorber" towel
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I use several well-worn cotton towels.

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:06 AM   #28
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^^^^ I was waiting for that. All the ShamWow's do is scratch the paint, same with cotton towels

you can "flood" your car.

By slowley pooring water car, going top to bottom, you creata a pool of water that collects the small beeds then flows off the car.

If you do this correctly there should be almost no water on the car when you dry.

Then i use a Waffle drying towel
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:20 AM   #29
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I use Belgian waffles, not quite as effective as the towels, but the ones left over are delicious.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:42 AM   #30
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I use Belgian waffles, not quite as effective as the towels, but the ones left over are delicious.
LMFAO. Going to do this brb with results.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:42 AM   #31
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I use this....

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:45 AM   #32
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After washing your car, take off whatever nozzle you're using and just hose down the whole car without any added pressure. Doing this allows the water to be carried off of the car, and takes much of the water off without having to do anything.

Once I do that, I'll wipe it down with a waffle weave towel, and either use my Air compressor (with filter) or my leaf blower to get the water out of any other places.
This seems like the best way to me. I have a California water blade. It works good with removing water but I do think it scratches paint. If you look at it, theres always hair, shirt strings or something stuck to it, and you know that theres little particles of dirt and whatnot also stuck to the blade scratching your paint.

Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #33
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+1 for the California Blade.

Then a leaf blower to get water out of the mirrors and bumpers.

Then hit it with microfiber towels.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #34
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+1 for the California Blade.

Then a leaf blower to get water out of the mirrors and bumpers.

Then hit it with microfiber towels.

omg nooo fail! that, if not used 100% perfectly can leave lots of clear coat scratches, esp on black!!



The Absorber FTW!
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:47 PM   #35
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omg nooo fail! that, if not used 100% perfectly can leave lots of clear coat scratches, esp on black!!



The Absorber FTW!
No, not FAIL.

As a detailer, I used the California water blade to whisk the water off the car. This being off freshly painted cars, even black, without leaving so much as a tiny swirl. Hell the chamois scratched more than the water blade did.

Its how you use it. If the surface is dry and you drag it across it? Yeah it's going to scratch, but if there is water, it should not unless it needs to be replaced.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:50 PM   #36
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Surprised more people hasn't switched to using ONR yet. I use waffleweave MF nonetheless.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #37
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Surprised more people hasn't switched to using ONR yet. I use waffleweave MF nonetheless.
I don't know what it is about microfibers, but I still would rather use a chamois. Maybe I don't know how to use a microfiber for drying a car off?
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:40 PM   #38
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I don't like using the microfibers. It takes off all the 30+ stickers and magnets off my car when I dry it. So I stick with the water blade because they glide over my stickers and magnets... on my P.O.S. Sentra.

+1 for water blade on the Scooby for large smooth area and waxing every time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:37 PM   #39
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indeed
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:59 PM   #40
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I don't know what it is about microfibers, but I still would rather use a chamois. Maybe I don't know how to use a microfiber for drying a car off?
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http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-det...icrofiber.html

Not just any MFs btw.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:55 PM   #41
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No nozzle on hose rinse, then waffle weave.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:05 PM   #42
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I dont dry my car. easy enough eh?
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:18 AM   #43
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^^^ if you dont like micofiber then you must like scratches. Waffle micorfiber drying towel is the only way to get water off your car, after pooling/flooding.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:20 AM   #44
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I dont dry my car. easy enough eh?
Letting water sit on your car to dry will create water spots. That might sound harmless enough, but if left on the paint long enough, water spots from hard water can eventually etch into your paint.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:30 AM   #45
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I have always used the Microfiber towels... One town does the job. Easy to wring out too.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:31 AM   #46
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i have 2 absorbers that I use, one happens to be the "WRB" color and the other is red haha
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:40 AM   #47
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I have always used the Microfiber towels... One town does the job. Easy to wring out too.
Same here. After wiping down I open and close the doors and boot/bonnet a dozen times to get all water out and then go for a spin to make sure I got all the drippie drips!
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:02 PM   #48
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I use a micro fiber/waffle and pat dry the car, no wiping.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:05 PM   #49
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A windtunnel









absorber...
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:07 PM   #50
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omg nooo fail! that, if not used 100% perfectly can leave lots of clear coat scratches, esp on black!!



The Absorber FTW!
Not if you have a thick coat of wax and carfully swipe the silicone blade. I would not advise th blade if the water is not beading on the paint.
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