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      07-12-2018, 05:30 PM   #1
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How can those mirrors hold so much water?

Anyone have a technique for getting ALL of the water out of the mirrors after itís washed? (I might buy a master blaster because of this)
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I use the Metro Air Force Blaster Sidekick. It has filtered heated air. I wish I had one years ago.
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An air blaster would be your blaster would be the best way to get rid of the water after a wash!
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I press the button in the car to fold the mirrors. All the water drains out as I dry the car. I then press the button again to extend the mirrors and wipe up the remaining. Works good.
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I press the button in the car to fold the mirrors. All the water drains out as I dry the car. I then press the button again to extend the mirrors and wipe up the remaining. Works good.
agreed. that is what I do. Most of its drains out this way.
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Fold the mirrors and let it drain as much water on its own. Then take a clean, dry micro fibre cloth and hold it right at the gaps where water collects. Should channel out all the water.
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Came to this section to post the same question! I can't wash/dry myself as I live in an apartment and while my local hand wash place uses the air blasters it just doesn't get it all and by the time I get home I have streaks all across my doors. I'll try keeping them folded during wash/dry but wish there was a better solution.
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Came to this section to post the same question! I can't wash/dry myself as I live in an apartment and while my local hand wash place uses the air blasters it just doesn't get it all and by the time I get home I have streaks all across my doors. I'll try keeping them folded during wash/dry but wish there was a better solution.
Here is what you should do.
After they washed and dry the car, take it for a quick sprint go up to 70 mph This should get rid of the excess water.

Take a quick detail spray and a microfiber cloth to get rid of any lingering water spots.

And defiantly fold in the mirrors after the wash.
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