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Old 12-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Dry your car twice as fast

I read and old thread where someone recommended using detail spray while drying.

I tried it today after rinsing off my car, and it took me less than 1/2 normal time to dry.

1 pass per panel with towel and that was it, no streaks.

I didn't use a lot of spray, 1 mist per panel.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Yep, a drying aid will definitely make drying easier, faster, and just all around better!
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #4
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Does it still leave the extra shiny-ness of using detail spray afterward?
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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Does it still leave the extra shiny-ness of using detail spray afterward?
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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I use a leaf blower. Works great, getting into every nook and crannie.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:34 PM   #7
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Does it still leave the extra shiny-ness of using detail spray afterward?
Sure does, but wipes off easier than if car was dry.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
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I use a leaf blower. Works great, getting into every nook and crannie.
I do that after hand-drying everything else. It's amazing how much water stays in the taillights and side reflectors after washing. When I first started using the leaf blower my neighbors gave me funny looks until they finally asked and found out what I was actually doing.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:45 PM   #9
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I'll definitely try that next time!
I almost always follow a wash with detail spray anyway, so, you know, two birds, eh?
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #10
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I recently started using a spray carnuba that goes on a wet car and it does seem to towel dry faster. Major issues here with hard water spots and those are now over with.

Shines up great.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:29 AM   #11
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I use a leaf blower. Works great, getting into every nook and crannie.
After driving car up and down driveway I use my cordless to clean out wheels, door jambs and grill area. Spritz car and out comes my Adams drying towel

Enough juice in blower to clean out garage.
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I'll definitely try that next time!
I almost always follow a wash with detail spray anyway, so, you know, two birds, eh?
Detail spray before drying has a lot of benefits. Prevents water spots, easier drying, and adds the shine all in one.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:51 AM   #13
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Yeah this is my Christmas present from the in-laws. Sick trying to hold the cord away from the car as I use leaf blower to dry it. Ryobi and runs on same batteries my other power tools by them.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:26 AM   #14
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Detail spray before drying has a lot of benefits. Prevents water spots, easier drying, and adds the shine all in one.
The other benefit thats often overlooked is lubrication - anytime you can add something that lubricates the surface you're further reducing the chances of swirls... also water running out of trim and gaps will still potentially have some grit after washing so keeping that from damaging the paint is key.
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