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This is a discussion on Black Paint 101 within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; What's wrong with the absorber? It works good, better than a shammy. Those waffle towels kinda freak me out too; ...

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    What's wrong with the absorber? It works good, better than a shammy.
    Those waffle towels kinda freak me out too; material feels a bit rough to me but maybe it's my hands. Ive seen your car in person luos so I believe your methods I'm just currently hooked on the stuff "cheap" stuff.
    Works good for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Why is the beast relegated to the great outdoors? You can't tell me that the Grand Ma has garage privileges?!
    I have to keep mine outside as well (3 motorcycles in the single car garage). I have a waterproof car cover that was a $100 well spent. No water spots, dust minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    I have to keep mine outside as well (3 motorcycles in the single car garage). I have a waterproof car cover that was a $100 well spent. No water spots, dust minimal.
    I have been shopping for car covers on and off over the past year. I can't believe how dirty our cars can get while stored over the winter. Another 2 months or so and it will be time to put them to bed once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I have been shopping for car covers on and off over the past year. I can't believe how dirty our cars can get while stored over the winter. Another 2 months or so and it will be time to put them to bed once again.
    It is a sad sad thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird0230 View Post
    What's wrong with the absorber?
    It is flat/smooth, so if anything gets under it, it will swirl up the paint. Even the smallest dirt particles can get you.

    Sonus towels are $25 or so for two.
    DO NOT get cheap waffle weave towels though....they SUCK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I have been shopping for car covers on and off over the past year. I can't believe how dirty our cars can get while stored over the winter. Another 2 months or so and it will be time to put them to bed once again.
    I got mine from advanced auto. Bought a cheap one before ($40), it didn't work as well. If your going to buy one, you get what you pay for.

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    Why rub anything on it to dry it. Just blow the thing off with a good leaf blower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM5280 View Post
    Why rub anything on it to dry it. Just blow the thing off with a good leaf blower.
    I have seen people do that before.

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    that also minimizes water spots i do that then go over it with prima waffle weaves to get it all completely dried

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    black paint is evil......so is NBM

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    .... am i the only person here that relies on the fact that we can go 160mph ..... its the perfect air dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rk ws6 View Post
    .... am i the only person here that relies on the fact that we can go 160mph ..... its the perfect air dry
    I always obey the law

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM5280 View Post
    Why rub anything on it to dry it. Just blow the thing off with a good leaf blower.
    x2.......been using that method for years..........gets all the H2O out of all the nooks and crannies. My neighbor thought I was the 1st time he saw me doing that..........now he uses that method.

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    Until this thread, I never would have thought of using a leaf blower to dry a car. Unfortunately, I do not own one so I'll have to stick to the towel method for now.

    Thanks for all the good info from everyone. I will be ordering up some of the recommended products to try when I put our car away for the winter. Our fair weather driving days here are now numbered.

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    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...103&lpage=none

    Here is a super cheap and lite one that will work perfect. You can barely get a few good drying towels for 30 bucks.

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    Kill two birds with one stone, buy a Shop Vac with the blower attachment, thats what I have used for years, works great

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    i have a gas powered leaf bower that shoots out at 280mph and it doesnt work for shit for me, i mean, yeah it does blow most of the water off, but it leaves small droplets, and it takes me like 20 minutes to get everything. With a huge microfiber drying towel it takes 2 or 3

    I dont know why, but it doesnt work for me well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by totalkos View Post
    i have a gas powered leaf bower that shoots out at 280mph and it doesnt work for shit for me, i mean, yeah it does blow most of the water off, but it leaves small droplets, and it takes me like 20 minutes to get everything. With a huge microfiber drying towel it takes 2 or 3

    I dont know why, but it doesnt work for me well.
    Time to wax that thing, sounds like to me...lol

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    so what does everyone use to wash with??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM5280 View Post
    Time to wax that thing, sounds like to me...lol
    its got a fresh coat of mequires tech wax 2.0 on it. and its a month old paint job.

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