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This is a discussion on scratch free drying within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by SH1ZN1T The Air Force Master Blaster was EXACTLY what I have been trying to find! THANKS a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH1ZN1T View Post
    The Air Force Master Blaster was EXACTLY what I have been trying to find! THANKS a lot Dabom75 and everyone else for the creative ideas.
    No problem bro I saw a commercial for it not 10 mins before I read this and just googled it and found those links.

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    MicroFiber towel + compressed air FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creeper View Post
    i have an absorber AND a leafblower. i win. plus NBM > light colors. woo!
    I'm not sure NBM could be considered a "light" color bud.. I think mines kinda dark in NBM.......



    To the OP, don't get her wet = no spots and no scratches from drying.... J/K.
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    2 words = Air Compressor = water being removed from the last time you washed it lol. Works wonders

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    I second the waffle weave drying towel.

    A leather chamois is guaranteed to scratch modern paints. I really don't know why the stores stock them.

    You can get a quality towel online, or some Pep Boys carry a Peak brand one that is pretty decent for the money.

    I wouldn't waste my time on the geometric weave towels from Zwipes or Viking and the like -- they seem to snag on everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim D. View Post
    I second the waffle weave drying towel.
    x10...get the waffle weave... and cut off the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH1ZN1T View Post
    The Air Force Master Blaster was EXACTLY what I have been trying to find! THANKS a lot Dabom75 and everyone else for the creative ideas.
    i've been wondering about the master blaster myself. if you get it, let me know how it works, i might get me one too

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    Quote Originally Posted by creeper View Post
    i have an absorber AND a leafblower. i win. plus NBM > light colors. woo!
    When i was mine I use the mr clean wash then hit the whole car with a leaf blower and then go back over it with a microfiber towel and it works great.

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    Another thing you can add to your drying process -- and it's not for everyone as it's slightly more work -- is to add a spray wax step after an initial drying with a waffle-weave.

    There are some spray waxes like FX Spray Wax that are like a heavy duty instant detailer and they add gloss and extra protection. They are also great on wheels.

    You can mist it on the surface or on a plush microfiber towel (or both depending on the area) and it helps to glide the towel across the surface and remove any random water drops along the way.

    Generally these work best with a very plush microfiber towel, though I've used it with a waffle-weave as well. It can depend on the condition of the wax job as to how either one works.

    I wouldn't bother with the spray wax formulas that have carnauba in them, or any that require a "dry to haze" step as for me they are simply too much work.

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    I've been drying my cars for the past 10 years with an electric leaf blower. I've never washed without using it. My neighbors think I'm a nut (I know for a fact 'cause my teenage son's told me it's come up in conversation from time to time), but it cuts my drying time considerably. I use a microfiber towel afterward with a little help with some Zaino products. My '00 WS6 has 110K miles and the paint looks like I've a quarter of the miles. Swirl marks are minimal and a little clay barring and a touch of swirl remover with an orbiter twice a year goes a long way.

    Also, the blower helps a lot with engine compartment cleaning. I hose my engine down four or five times a year and the blower gets all the water out of the sensitive areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I'm not sure NBM could be considered a "light" color bud.. I think mines kinda dark in NBM.......
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    To the OP, don't get her wet = no spots and no scratches from drying.... J/K.
    actually i think he was using the symbol [ > ] as it's intended, which should read NBM is greater than light colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryceslu View Post
    x10...get the waffle weave... and cut off the edges.
    Or you can get the COBRA waffle weave microfiber drying towels with the silk edge

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    i love my electric leaf blower. pain in the ass since i need to wax it but still gets the job done better than any towel i've used. I'm sure the neighbors hate it but nobody has ever said anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I'm not sure NBM could be considered a "light" color bud.. I think mines kinda dark in NBM.......
    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    actually i think he was using the symbol [ > ] as it's intended, which should read NBM is greater than light colors.
    yeppp ^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by creeper View Post
    yeppp ^^^^
    Well I usually associate ">" with math. In a car forum with no math involded it looked just like a typo.. Not much of a mind reader..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    Or you can get the COBRA waffle weave microfiber drying towels with the silk edge
    I would still cut that crap off... not worth it.

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    Just top out the car on the highway, doing this normal part of regular maintenance [Italian Tune-up & testing the speed limiter] also dries the car nicely.

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