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Best way to dry truck?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by whatsthehatch, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    whatsthehatch

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    What is the best way to dry off the truck after a hand wash? I tried using the leaf blower and that didn’t cut it. So I find myself driving quickly to the local car wash to use there dryer. Never been a huge fan of chamois and probably because I wasn’t it using it right. Just reaching out for thoughts and ideas. I hate getting the water marks on my chrome grill and windows!
     
  2. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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    silicone blade followed up by chamois
     
  3. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    Personally, I use MF towels. I take one and wipe it down, ring it out, again, then grab a couple of other fresh ones. They absorb water pretty well.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    I use my Husqvarna back pack leaf blower. Works great!
     
  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Chamois if used right won’t leave any streaks. That’s all I use. Need to get a good one and store it correctly.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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  7. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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    I don't have motherfucking towels; I use chamois.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    Marty McFly

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    I look for the nearest mud pit and drive through that MF :mudding:
     
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    I use my 250 mph weed blower with a MF towel for remaining water spots.
     
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  13. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    Adams Detail spray on the wet car and then MF towel can help with streaks. My gallon has lasted years so do not use too much.
     
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  14. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    Marty McFly

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  15. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    Lol !
    I read that the same way !!!
     
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    I use as chamois real quick over the whole truck. I just make sure I clean it before and after every use. Then I go over it with a giant microfiber drying towel. Then I hit the door jams with a beach towel. When I had trouble with hard water in the past I used to use some stuff called wax as you dry. I don’t worry about water spots too much because I always use a quick detailer or quick wax after each wash.

    My neighbors probably think I look like a maniac by how many times I run around my truck LOL
     
  17. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Sorry, I cant get past it. They are all MF towels now!
     
  18. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    Leaf blower to get most water off. I don’t recommend blades as thy can scratch your paint.

    This Microfiber or meguiars C6DBBC09-059B-4FFB-B76F-52DA73226735.jpg
     
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    Anyone use the MetroMasterBlaster? I see these are both blower/vac. I think I'd use it strictly for drying tho. IMG_2071.jpg
     
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    I got one of the metro vac. I ordered it from Bed Bath and beyond, yes that’s right. If you register on line you get a coupon and I got free shipping and paid under 300.00.
     
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    Yup this is what I do. Leaf blower and waffle microfiber works wonders!
     
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  29. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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    Thanks for all the advice friends. I am thinking I use my super sweet electric homelite leaf blower and use the Mother F’n Towels to finish her off! FYI I used Collinite #845 to wax the tundra for the first time. Not sure if I like it or not. Anyone use the stuff long term?
     
  30. Apr 10, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    This is exactly what I do but I use a Stihl leaf blower they don't sell any weed blowers around here!:D :boink:
     

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