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Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby SciroccoEire » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:12 am

Hi

Anyone using a leaf blower to dry their car quickly and safely? Saw a couple of videos online and looks the business. :yes:

I have put a lot of work into getting the paint up to the standard i am happy with and would like to keep it swirl free!

Bet the Neighbors will think i am insane. :lol:




Thinking of picking this one up on Amazon
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Surely worth a punt for 25 Quid!
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Re: Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby Harry_VW » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:22 am

Yeah it works. Also try using the sheeting method if you don't already. take the end off the hose and if you've got a good sealent/wax on there. you will hardly have any water left to dry.
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Re: Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby xjay1337 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:37 am

Better off buying a pet drier from Amazon.
Leaf blower isn't the best tool.
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Re: Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby SciroccoEire » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Pet Drier? Will take a look!

Cheers guys
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Re: Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby Beaves85 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:30 pm

Hmm never thought of this. Usually use a microfiber drying towel and never had any issues
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Re: Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby LeeH » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:13 am

You also have the option of DI water. Buy a filter and resin and you don't have to dry your car at all. reducing the risks of swirls/marks a little.

Another option I use is a a drying towel such as chemical guys woolly mammoth (its huge!) and a drying aid or spray sealant. I use Carpro Reload cut 1:1 with water. It leaves a super slick, super glossy finish. :nod:
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Re: Using Leaf Blower to Dry Car

Postby Stuartb » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:00 am

Waffle weave drying towels work for me - fast and effective. As long as your wash technique is good and the car is actually clean then they don't cause marring. I suppose blowers may help drive water out of hidden spots, but I've never felt the need to add this kind of complexity.
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