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      07-03-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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best way to dry your car?

what's the best way to dry your car after a wash?
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first take the nozzle off the hose and let it run from the top of the car down. It will sheet most of the water off.

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I use the absorber,
www.theabsorber.com/
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best advice is the 2nd post...let the water sheet off...it cuts down sooo much of your drying time.
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leaf blower or blotting w/ MF towels.
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All of the above. I sheet the water off, then do a quick run in the nooks and crannies with the leafblower. Immediately after, I blot dry the leftover water with MF Waffleweave towels. Then I open all the doors and dry the jambs.
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Addicted to the leaf blower here, the neighbors must think I'm nutso...blow out all the nooks and crannies (leaf blower gets the front, mirrors, roundel, door handles, and gas cap really good). Then, wipe off any excess with Absorber, clean the windows, quick detail with either Z6 or Z8....bling, bling.
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Leaf Blower, no doubt.
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the "absorber" one section at a time. Immediately after using absorber on a section, I go over the section again with a mircofiber towel. This process works great for me.
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All of the above. I sheet the water off, then do a quick run in the nooks and crannies with the leafblower. Immediately after, I blot dry the leftover water with MF Waffleweave towels. Then I open all the doors and dry the jambs.
It almost sounds like you're describing how you lay pipe on a chick.
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Leaf Blower, no doubt.
Definitely the way to go!
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I use Bounty paper towels to dry my car.
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Please tell me your not serious about drying your e90 with PT?!
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everyone i know uses a leaf blower. you can take a quick run around the block get the excess off and use microfiber towels. that what i use usually
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Driving around the block is a brutal idea.
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I use Bounty paper towels to dry my car.
Not a good idea!
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All of the above. I sheet the water off, then do a quick run in the nooks and crannies with the leafblower. Immediately after, I blot dry the leftover water with MF Waffleweave towels. Then I open all the doors and dry the jambs.
I do the exact same thing, glad to know I am not crazy I have the cordless leaf blower from Toro, it is awesome!
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THanks for everyone's advice/comments!

I originally posted this, because when I washed my 330i for the first time, I used the water sheeting method at the end, but then I felt like there was still a lot of water left on the car. When I started to blot dry with MF towels I wondered if there might be a better way to dry the car. I don't have a leaf blower, so I thought about taking the car out for a quick spin, but then that kind of defeats the purpose of washing the car (and preparing it for waxing/sealing).
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Have all of you guys seen how the absorber works? I mean driving around or leaf blowing your car sounds ridiculous if you've ever used one. The thing is like magic, it just soaks up all the water in one swipe. The only reason I'd think someone might not want to use it is if they're anal and feel like if it isn't perfectly clean that they could be wiping dirt on their car but if you just use it on a clean car and then put it back in the tube I don't see how it could get any dirt in it. If it does get dirty you can wash it out.
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Have all of you guys seen how the absorber works? I mean driving around or leaf blowing your car sounds ridiculous if you've ever used one. The thing is like magic, it just soaks up all the water in one swipe. The only reason I'd think someone might not want to use it is if they're anal and feel like if it isn't perfectly clean that they could be wiping dirt on their car but if you just use it on a clean car and then put it back in the tube I don't see how it could get any dirt in it. If it does get dirty you can wash it out.
you shouldn't be swiping anything. Also, microfiber towels are just as absorbent as the Absorber. I only use the leaf blower for the wheels and nooks. I have a leather chamois, and I'm guessing the absorber works in the same way?
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you shouldn't be swiping anything. Also, microfiber towels are just as absorbent as the Absorber. I only use the leaf blower for the wheels and nooks. I have a leather chamois, and I'm guessing the absorber works in the same way?
I don't know but I know it only takes like 2 minutes to dry an entire car with an absorber. Should I make a demo video?
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