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Old 10-27-2010, 08:28 PM   #26
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Don't 'dry' the car with the leaf blower. The blower is only to get the water out of the crevices to dry with a towel.

I dry with an ''Absorber'', then blow the water out of all of the crevices with the blower and dry up the droplets with the Absorber..........
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:17 PM   #27
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Don't 'dry' the car with the leaf blower. The blower is only to get the water out of the crevices to dry with a towel.

I dry with an ''Absorber'', then blow the water out of all of the crevices with the blower and dry up the droplets with the Absorber..........
No. The leaf blower should be used to get the car 90% dry and then get whats left with a genuine chamois (not Absorber or Shamwow) or a good MF waffle weave towel. The less you touch your paint, the less scratches you incur. So obviously the more you do with the leaf blower, the better off you are. This is a simple concept, I dont understand how much confusion there seems to be on it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:55 AM   #28
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I never have a problem using the leaf blower. I never try to totally dry the car with the leaf blower. I use it to dry the wheels (last), blow water out of areas that you can't dry with a towel, and get the majority of water off flat surfaces. This can be done pretty fast. Then I spray with detail spray and wipe off what is left with an Adams microfiber towel. A good coat of wax is a must to reduce the water tension and make it easier to blow off the water.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:54 PM   #29
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I tried the leaf blower yesterday and it worked great. May help that I have 5 coats of Zaino?

Of course, there were a few very minor spots that I touched up after with an Adam's microfiber towel and some Zaino Z6. Since I always use Z6 after a wash it doesn't matter if there's a few water drops or spots after drying/blowing off the car.
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