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Which air dryer are you using?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Mickie, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Mickie

    Mickie Member

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    Looking to get a good air dryer for washes to eliminate the traditional chamois process, since less physical contact with the paint, the better. Can anyone steer me to a good one that gets the job done?
     
  2. Buddy

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    Are electric leaf blowers adequate? I have a Ryobi battery powered leaf blower.
     
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    The accelerator pedal.
     
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  4. Mickie

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    Not sure--do they have filters to catch debris like the automotive ones?
     
  5. Buddy

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    Not that I know of. I figure it's just outside air...same air that you drive through on the highway.
     
  6. No ICE

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    I use a leaf blower as well. Neighbors look at me like I am crazy, but it gets all the water out of my cars little cresses like door jams and lights and mirrors. After that, just a very quick pass over with a drying towel it is all spotless!
     
  7. Ti3034

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    WORX Turbine 600

    Lots of power
    Variable speed
    Lightweight
    High quality
    $59

    Saves tons of time drying the car as one pass through with the WORX takes 98% of the water off then a quick wipediwn with a Meguiar's 2000 microfiber waffle towel and you are good to go
     
  8. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I use a leaf blower as well.
     
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    Just used a timeless car wash for he first time. I really liked how little water you use.

    No excess water in the side mirrors, nooks and crannies. No drips minutes after drying.
     
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    I've used an electric leafblower for car drying in the past, but currently use the Metro Vacuum SK-1 Sidekick due to garage/driveway space constraints. The filtered/warmer air helps, plus I bought the extension hose for better control. I'd prefer the larger, more powerful units they make, but I wanted something a bit more portable.

    I've also used the CR Spotless system (bought from Costco online) but changing the media got sort of tiresome after a while. I think forced-air drying is the better option overall. I find the drying process therapeutic.
     
  11. omarsultan

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    Only if its dedicated to car washing
     
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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    I keep reading this post as
     
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    I love my EGo 56v Turbo cordless electric blower. Powerful, yet doesn't wake the neighbors!
     

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