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What does everyone use to dry their cars? I've been experimenting with different types of material and nothing seems to be just right. All anything does is smear around the water, making smaller beads (which is actually better than nothing).
 

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I use one of the California water blades after washing to eliminate most of the water on the car. Then I spray on some quick wax and wipe dry with a cotton towel. This works the best and is the most efficient use of your time and towels I have found.
 

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I use the California blade also, but then I go over it with an artificial chamios to get whatever is left behind. I can't remember off the top of my head but I think that it is Aqua somthing. It works really good and comes in it's own case that will keep it plyable and ready to use when you wash your car again. Leather chamois mostly just move around the water on the car. The artificial one tends to soak up more than it spreads around. If you want to get it completely dry to wax get a pressured gas sprayer to blow the water out from door handles/seems, or anywhere that water seems to drip out after you dry it with the chamois.
 

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avega said:
My leaf blower works well, just look like a retard doing it...
Sweet. Please tell me you actually did that and it's not just a joke! ;D

If I had one, I'd give it a try. My neighbors already think I'm crazy.
 

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avega said:
yeah, it's the best thing... to blows the water right off...
Excellent. This weekend I have a date with Home Depot...
 

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Or a tampon, which it essentially is. It even comes in a plastic tube. It's a highly absorbent microfiber cylinder, so it's great when your GTI is on the rag.
 

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a chamois works real well especially after the car has had a few coats of wax in the past
never use a dry one infact never let it dry ...keep rining it out and it will do just fine
older chamois damp are great for dashboard plastic ..great alternative to glossy armourall
 

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I washed my car today... considered drying it too. Figured, what the hell, it's gonna be covered in bug splatters pretty soon anyway, so I let it dry with grey spots all over. After driving out to my parents place today, lo and behold, covered in bug splatter again. It's just impossible to have a clean car in Canada... bugs in summer, dirty snow in winter.
 

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I agree... There is absolutely no detail places here (Sierra Vista, AZ). The closes places are in Tucson, AZ and every time i drive there or back i get a ton of bug splatters on well... everything! lol. So i am going at it alone and going to have to do the detailing myself. I think im going to buy the simplee clean micro fiber super towel thing. still looking though.
 

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We probably have the most automated car washes per capita here. During the winter we put sand on the roads instead of salt so it gets wicked dirty come spring. People here are less concerned about how shitty automated carwashes are or getting their cars detailed.
 

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I use this thing called the AquaDry thing which is like a sponge-rag, and it works perfectly.

Then for the windows, I use one of those super microfiber rags.

You can get both at Wal-Mart for cheap.
 

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I also use the Absorber. It costs about $10 and lasts forever. When it gets dirty you can just throw it in the washing machine and then hang it to dry. When using this just keep wringing it out as it gets wet. It does a really good job and leaves a streak-free shine!
 
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