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      09-06-2022, 02:05 PM   #1
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What a good way to dry a car after a wash ? I have a thick plush M/F (i think) towel, it's a proper detailing towel, not a bath one it seems to do a good job,

What's your thoughts on a detailing spray afterwards ?

Or just put a layer of wax on ?
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      09-06-2022, 03:49 PM   #2
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Dry in straight lines, not circles. Not much more to add.
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Leaf blower and chamios cloth for the finish work.
Works best when highly waxed or creamic.
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Many like a leaf blower for door jambs, mirror housings & other tight spots.
A natural chamois will pull wax off the paint, so keep it for your glass!
There are drying aids that you spray while the car is still wet. Adam's H2O Guard & Gloss is a great product that you can spray on & then dry your car, or spray onto a damp MF cloth with a dry car. Adds protection & gloss. You don't need to use it with every wash - it can last several months. Works on paint, trim & glass. Be sure to shake it up well while using.
https://adamspolishes.com/products/a...2o-guard-gloss
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1) Leaf blower to remove 90% of water
2) Dampen a microfiber towel with drying aid and wipe down one panel (I'm currently rotating between Adams Detail Spray and P&S Bead Maker but plan to try Xtreme Solutions Topper next)
3) Second pass with a soft dry microfiber to remove any remaining water/product

Efficient and car comes out great.
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Like using Lucas Slick Mist on a wet car after a wash and using a few plush microfiber fleecy towels to wipe dry.


Since I wash more often than I wax, detailing spray is great. I find almost any was (spray wax) needs more buffing to remove than detail spray and probably a good idea to minimize buffing when and if you can.
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