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Just a micro fiber towel works for me. Trick is to wash and dry in the shade so water spots do not form.
 

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At the risk of sounding like a neophyte; what exactly is a blower? I'm envisioning a gigantic hairdryer, lol.
Leaf blower, electric preferred since many gas blowers exhaust the motor through the blower which blows oil laden air on your car (I guess they need catch cans too ;) )

Use a waffle weave microfiber, they are specifically designed for drying.
 

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At the risk of sounding like a neophyte; what exactly is a blower? I'm envisioning a gigantic hairdryer, lol.
You can get car spacific blowers that are smaller then trying to use a leaf blower near your car. I have a small blower for my Harley. I just found it a pain to use.
 

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I have a small battery operated shop vac made by Milwaukee that you can put the hose on the output side and use as a blower. They cost about $100 if you already have other M18 series battery tools, batteries, and a charger.
 

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I use a leaf blower and a micro fiber towel. I also use a product from Eagle One called Wax as-u-dry.
 

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I really enjoy my metro vac. Filtered air is easier on the paint than ANY form of rubbing/wiping IMHO.

I also spritz the car with detail spray prior to the final wipe down. Helps the towel glide over the surface and prevents water spots.

Glen->why are waffle MF towels better for drying? I've heard that from other sources, but never heard the logic. If I understood, I'd probably order some!
 

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As I understand it the waffle weave traps the water within the weave and can hold much more water than a normal microfiber.

My experience is that regular microfiber towels are not good as drying towels. They tend to move the water around more than absorbing it.
 

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I have yet to put a hose to the car. With over 6K now in the clock, I just use a bucket of clean water, starting from the top down, wipe down with a wet microfiber rag, dry with another, that's it. Comes out clean every time, no scratches. It's all in how you do it. What I've found for the most part is that the dirt or dust on the car is granulated tire dust, it's always black. Haven't really ran through any muddy dirt roads yet, that's when the hose will come out. :)
 

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Let your water hose help dry the car. Take the sprinkler off the hose. Run a soft stream of water over the car and it will wick most of the water off the car. Finish with a waffle weave microfiber towel.
 

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Let your water hose help dry the car. Take the sprinkler off the hose. Run a soft stream of water over the car and it will wick most of the water off the car. Finish with a waffle weave microfiber towel.
yup, doing this you only need ONE waffle weave and it will be quite dry when done, perfect for using a drying agent like Prima Hydro or Duragloss Aquawax while you dry it..."waxing" and drying all in one step...leaving you more time to drive!
 

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As I understand it the waffle weave traps the water within the weave and can hold much more water than a normal microfiber.

My experience is that regular microfiber towels are not good as drying towels. They tend to move the water around more than absorbing it.
This is my experience too. I just go old school and use a clean damp synthetic chamois and follow up with a normal microfiber.
 

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I have a wrap on my convt, so do not know if this is of any use. I wet with no nozzle on the hose, use a bucket with soft soap and micro fibre- bugs just flow off like majik! I dri with a microfiber- have to find one of those waffle ones as they sound uptown.
 

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I have a wrap on my convt, so do not know if this is of any use. I wet with no nozzle on the hose, use a bucket with soft soap and micro fibre- bugs just flow off like majik! I dri with a microfiber- have to find one of those waffle ones as they sound uptown.
find "Supreme Guzzler Waffle Weave by Cobra" on Amazon - it's a great one:
 
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