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      04-19-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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What do you use to dry your car?

Ive seen a bunch of 4 year old threads where people swear by the "Waffle" microfiber towel. Well not that its 2014 what are you guys using to dry your pride and joy's off?
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      04-19-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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I use DI Microfiber Waffle Drying Towel.
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      04-19-2014, 03:53 PM   #3
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Toro leaf blower. I never use towels to dry, only to buff and polish.
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Most of the time I wash the car in the rain so I don't use anything to dry but when I do dry it's a microfiber towel although I'd like to switch to a leaf blower soon.
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Waffle weave is still the go to
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After 2 years still using this,and works perfect without swirls !

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looks like the waffle weave microfiber towel it is!! Im gonna get my car professionally detailed then use this from now on.
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i use a CR Spotless and let it air dry. The less you touch the paint the better.
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I use my Metro Vac Master Blaster only. By using a mf towel you increase the chances of dragging a piece of dirt across the paint and scratching it.

Just my $0.02
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i use a CR Spotless and let it air dry. The less you touch the paint the better.
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I use my Metro Vac Master Blaster only. By using a mf towel you increase the chances of dragging a piece of dirt across the paint and scratching it.

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I use both of these.
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I use a CR Spotless. It has been nothing short of amazing especially since the water in my neck of the woods is in the 280 TDS range.

I use a miniature leaf blower and follow up with a few waffle microfiber towels from Chemical Guys.

Blower (same thing can be found cheaper on Amazon):
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical..._p/acc_303.htm

Towel:
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical...mic_781_01.htm

I found my like new CR Spotless on Craigslist. Got the DIC-20 rolling system, with the canvas cover, lead free hose with CR spotless nozzle, 2 extra bags of DI resin, and a full unused cartridge for $350.
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Toro leaf blower. I never use towels to dry, only to buff and polish.
Indeed. Leaf blower ftw. It's loud, but whatever.
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.....I use a miniature leaf blower and follow up with a few waffle microfiber towels from Chemical Guys.

Blower (same thing can be found cheaper on Amazon):
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical..._p/acc_303.htm

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this was great lead. thanks for the post. i was looking for a cheaper alternative to the master blaster, and yet not a leaf blower. this looks like it could be in-between that.

what's the noise level like?

or is this just a repainted leaf blower?
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this was great lead. thanks for the post. i was looking for a cheaper alternative to the master blaster, and yet not a leaf blower. this looks like it could be in-between that.

what's the noise level like?

or is this just a repainted leaf blower?
Here's the same leaf blower on Amazon for $33 shipped. Same one and same seller I bought mine from: http://amzn.com/B003DT2LTI

It can be loud in a confined space like a smaller 2 car garage, so I usually wear my earbuds and listen to music while I am drying. I mainly use it for areas of the car where water might hide such as seams and window molding because the wind is so focused; opening is only about an inch wide. Don't expect to dry your entire car with it, use a full size leaf blower instead.
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I use 100% cotton soft towels
Cotton? I thought that was not a good idea because of lint. MF is lint free, so no scratching.
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Leaf blower and Uber drying towel from detailers domain FTW, it's ultra soft and the size of a beach towel.
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Wouldn't 130 mph freeway run do the trick?
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I use Chemical Guys Fatty Orange towels.

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical..._p/mic_881.htm
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If we all do it they can't catch us. Just do on ramp to off ramp and park it.
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If we all do it they can't catch us. Just do on ramp to off ramp and park it.
National go 130mph day?
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