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Old 09-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #11
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I use a air compressor also to blow water out of the seams but when i;m drying I use the Absorber synthetic chamois in one hand to suck up most of the water and remove spots then I go over the same area with a microfiber towel in the other. It even works on getting the water spots off of windows and I haven't used any window cleaner in weeks after the main wash and just wipe the windows off using both items. Been working great so far.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #12
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My microfibers act the same way when they (accidentally) get washed with fabric softener. When you wash them, make sure to only use detergent, and no dryer sheets either. It makes them water-resistant.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:42 AM   #13
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When I wash in the driveway, I remove the spray nozzle from the hose and let the water run freely over the entire car. The stream of water takes most of the standing water with it, so there's very little water left on the car itself. Cuts drying time way down.
This.

You watch any professional detailer and they will do the exact same thing.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #14
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Drying is extremely easy....

Sheet the water off the car as mentioned by removing the sprayer.

BLOT dry the car with something like this:



Blot drying is MUCH safer for the paint, as you are not dragging a towel or shammy across the paint. With "the absorber" it will not trap any dirt or debris, so if any dirt gets onto the car while youre drying, you will be smearing it across the paint if you wipe instead of blot.


At that point, the car is 95% dry... Spray some quick detailer over each panel, and wipe dry with a microfiber, and its spotless.

Drying takes a while to do, if you can pull the car into the shade while you're drying, it makes life a lot easier..
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Drying is extremely easy....

Sheet the water off the car as mentioned by removing the sprayer.

BLOT dry the car with something like this:



Blot drying is MUCH safer for the paint, as you are not dragging a towel or shammy across the paint. With "the absorber" it will not trap any dirt or debris, so if any dirt gets onto the car while youre drying, you will be smearing it across the paint if you wipe instead of blot.


At that point, the car is 95% dry... Spray some quick detailer over each panel, and wipe dry with a microfiber, and its spotless.

Drying takes a while to do, if you can pull the car into the shade while you're drying, it makes life a lot easier..
That's what I use. It works great.
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Psh....who dries cars anymore?

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Silicone squeegie

I haven't used a chamois of any sort in years.
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^thats like THE most dangerous way. Lol
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A coat of just about any kind of wax will cause water to behave the same way. This is why the hose method works so well for me.
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A coat of just about any kind of wax will cause water to behave the same way. This is why the hose method works so well for me.
Ah, but the difference is for how long said sheeting happens...mine still sheets like that to this day. No other products have been applied.
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