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Old 06-23-2018, 09:53 PM   #1
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Best blower to dry off car

I am so done with using an electric leaf blower to dry off my car, I hit the roof too many times causing small paint blemishes ... I want a dryer for my car that has a similiar system like a vacuum cleaner with a light hose so I don’t have to worry about hitting the car with it.

The master blaster seems to be the choice of some .... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:39 PM   #2
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I didn't know this was a thing. Can you use your wet /dry vac?

Personally I use a California water blade with a few clean microfiber towels to dry and it works acceptably for me.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:10 AM   #3
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I didn't know this was a thing. Can you use your wet /dry vac?

Personally I use a California water blade with a few clean microfiber towels to dry and it works acceptably for me.
I do that too (the blade). Tried using air (both compressed air from my shop compressor and the 'blower' that is advertised for that). Neither worked very well - so... I stuck with the blade (or just use the towel straight).

YMMV of course...
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:06 AM   #4
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I use a large bath towel—have had the same one since HS, believe it or not.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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Blade plus a big cotton towel here.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:49 PM   #6
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Uhhh I think it’s time for a new towel JST
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:36 PM   #7
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A blower isn’t going to work well unless you are religious about waxing.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:05 PM   #8
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I am so done with using an electric leaf blower to dry off my car, I hit the roof too many times causing small paint blemishes ... I want a dryer for my car that has a similiar system like a vacuum cleaner with a light hose so I don’t have to worry about hitting the car with it.
What is this "drying off" of which you speak?



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Old 06-24-2018, 11:46 PM   #9
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Even with generally meticulous cleaning of blades between wipes, it doesn't help when shit falls on the car and you can't see it in the water beads. Too many scratches.

I bought two Chemical Guys Woolly Mammoth 25"x36" microfiber drying towels recently and am pretty pleased. It takes about 1 and a quarter towels to dry the Camaro. They seem ridiculously expensive for what they are, but I bought a few different types that were cheaper but these work best by far and give me the least angst of adding scratches.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:53 PM   #10
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Yeah, I bought that blade thingy and used it for a few years,but was paranoid every time.

Even microfiber towels worry me.

I like the idea of air....... in theory. But my experiments with leaf blowers didn't prove particularly effective. So I ended up back at towels
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