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      01-26-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question Metro Master Blaster...Worth it?

Anyone using the Metro Master Blaster? At $350 list price, I wanted to consult fellow M3 detailing enthusiasts before a purchase. Have experience with the Metro Vac N Blow. Use it now after wash to remove all major water, however due to lack of power A) Takes a while on entire car B) Spotted water by the time I'm done.

What makes this $350 dollars worthy, that say a quality leaf blower cant do?

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My $40 leaf blower does the job just fine. Can't justify spending that much on a blower. Would rather spend it on a cr spotless unit
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My $40 leaf blower does the job just fine. Can't justify spending that much on a blower. Would rather spend it on a cr spotless unit
Master Blaster has more drying capacity with a filter system that delivers cleaner air. The air is also heated for faster drying. The rubber nozzle can save you in case of accidentally touching the paint. The air flow is more precise. I use the CR Spoless as well. You can live without either one but both make the job easier. The 4 HP (which I own) one is under $200 and is powerful enough for drying an M3 which is not that big.
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My $40 leaf blower does the job just fine. Can't justify spending that much on a blower. Would rather spend it on a cr spotless unit
Hard for me too, can't buy a spotless system- no access to hose. There are a few things that make detailing easier, this is definitively one of them.


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Master Blaster has more drying capacity with a filter system that delivers cleaner air. The air is also heated for faster drying. The rubber nozzle can save you in case of accidentally touching the paint. The air flow is more precise. I use the CR Spoless as well. You can live without either one but both make the job easier. The 4 HP (which I own) one is under $200 and is powerful enough for drying an M3 which is not that big.
I dont think I can live w/o using one of these from this point forward. The top one is "8hp" right? Overkill?
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Hard for me too, can't buy a spotless system- no access to hose. There are a few things that make detailing easier, this is definitively one of them.




I dont think I can live w/o using one of these from this point forward. The top one is "8hp" right? Overkill?
Yes big boy is 8 HP not overkill for drying it is bigger to store but on the plus side has wheels. I have to carry mine.
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I have a master blaster and it is worth every penny. I haven't dried a car by hand in over a year. Its great for blowing out small crevices, kidney grills you name it. Yea its a little pricey but I use it all the time and couldn't see myself not having one. A leaf blower doesn't come even close to competing with this
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^This

Filtered, hot air..lol

A leaf blower is not going to spread dirt unless you shove the intake side into a dirty vacuum bag or something. And hot air? The air is not suppose to dry the water, as much as it is supposed to "scatter" the water off the car.
To each his own. Warm air helps on a cold day, if the unit chilled the air would you be indifferent to that? Long hose and precise air flow is useful. Filter protects motor and helps keep output cleaner just as any filter does. Made in America, go ahead and point your Chinese leaf blower at your M and hope it does not implode, machine gunning your car with its substandard internal parts. If you can afford it worthwhile but as I said not required.
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Only thing holding me back from getting this, is convenience. Don't have an attached garage, so need to walk from my Apt down to garage with all detailing stuff and buckets on wash day.

Is it something you don't want to be lugging around in my situation?
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My $40 leaf blower does the job just fine. Can't justify spending that much on a blower. Would rather spend it on a cr spotless unit
+1. I think my leaf blower was a bit more though $60-80? My buddy has the cheapest one and it blows noticeably less air.
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I have a master blaster and it is worth every penny. I haven't dried a car by hand in over a year. Its great for blowing out small crevices, kidney grills you name it. Yea its a little pricey but I use it all the time and couldn't see myself not having one. A leaf blower doesn't come even close to competing with this
How long does it take you to dry full car w/ master blaster?
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How long does it take you to dry full car w/ master blaster?
<15 minutes
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How long does it take you to dry full car w/ master blaster?
&lt;15 minutes
Really? That's what it takes with my metro vac and blo which is half the power
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Really? That's what it takes with my metro vac and blo which is half the power
Mine is the 4 hp one and I am in no hurry. Sure it can be done faster.
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Mine is the 4 hp one and I am in no hurry. Sure it can be done faster.
IMO the faster the water is off the car, the less chance of water spots. Not sure if the water here in Arizona is hard, but if left standing on the car more then 5 minutes after washing, you'll get some bad spots.
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I use mine on every single wash.
How long does it take to dry?
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I had one, the 8hp version. While it worked well, I ended up selling mine and using my craftsman electric leaf blower instead. I wouldn't say the metro blaster worked proportionately better than the leaf blower when you compare price:effectivness. The metro blaster also meant finding another spot in the garage to store it.
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I had one, the 8hp version. While it worked well, I ended up selling mine and using my craftsman electric leaf blower instead. I wouldn't say the metro blaster worked proportionately better than the leaf blower when you compare price:effectivness. The metro blaster also meant finding another spot in the garage to store it.
Which is exactly what I am trying to evaluate. Would a top rated leaf blower (lets say in the $100-150 range) out perform the master blaster. I also need to keep in mind travel size of the unit. It needs to fit in my trunk, along with 3 buckets, and detail supplies I pack into the car on wash day...
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My "I got it on sale" sears leaf blower isn't that far behind in performance when compared to the metro. Pretty even race if you ask me. The metro's attachments are nice, but I still don't think they are worth that much more money.
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My "I got it on sale" sears leaf blower isn't that far behind in performance when compared to the metro. Pretty even race if you ask me. The metro's attachments are nice, but I still don't think they are worth that much more money.
I would most likely use only one attachment - which I do now with the Vac N blo, so that's not a selling point for me. Strictly concerned with shortening time it takes to fully dry the car with a blower.
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Not significantly faster at all
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Gave in and picked one up

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