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Anyone Else Use a Leafblower To Dry?

Old 02-21-2012, 12:13 AM
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I don't always dry my car with a leaf blower, but when I do I prefer Hushkavarna.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:44 PM
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Here's a non-leaf blower method: Take the spray nozzle off of the hose, and turn the water on so there is a light flow not a strong flow and then use the water from the hose to remove most of the water. Sounds crazy, but it works. You end up getting rid of all of the spray drops with the flow, and then you just dry off the car with a mf towel without having to wring it out once

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Back in my high school body shop we did detailing and we had an attachment for the air compressor (yes the air compressor for air tools) we attached and it blew compressed air to get water out of the crevices such as door sills and in between body pillars. It pushed alot of PSI (idk how much) but got the job done flawlessly. I could imagine a leaf blower doing the same just not as powerful as a compressor.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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Hilarious. Here I thought I was the only weirdo on this website!

Well, hell ya... A pressure washer and a leaf blower!

Ya, I get strange looks too, but .... BUT!!... I get so many more looks from people as I drive on the road. The slow lane is the show off lane. People slow down to look the car over. I'll take that experience anyway of the week, even if it means 20min of cleaning my car - "the touch less way".

Are there any other car forums, who have fanatics like us? this is the first car I've ever loved. So, I've never been on another "enthusiast" website. Certainly never seen one like RX8Club.

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if you keep a good coat of wax on the car the blower works great!
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:17 PM
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Ive ALways used the Leaf Blower haha WOrks the best imo, Get all the Dust off in seconds. I thought i was the only one that did this lol
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:30 PM
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Same. Leaf Blower is the best way to dry the car without scratches. Pressure Washing is one of the best ways to clean the car before hand.

Basically.... just don't touch your car = Looks like new.

And for everything else... there's show-room cut polish and a rotary buffer.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:13 AM
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Bought one of these last winter, for about $50 Chemical Guys Auto Detailing & Car Washing Supplies: Chemical Guys Jetspeed Blower is back in stock It works great and is a lot easier to
use than a leaf blower.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:56 PM
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California blade works great.
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i use a hand held squeegy to dry. THey sell them at autozone for like 15 bucks.
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