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    Anybody have any ideas of whats good to dry a black vehicle with after washing it. Just bout the truck and dont want to use anything thats going to scratch it.

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    I have a sop vac that the top part comes off and can be used as a blower so I usually use it on my grille area other wise it always leaks out on the bumper, don't see why that wouldn't work. My wife had also picked up the Mr Clean nozzle that has a filter or something that eliminates the water spots so I don't have to dry!
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    Somebody mentioned a California Blade but im not not sure about it. seems like it may scratch it the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty87 View Post
    Anybody have any ideas of whats good to dry a black vehicle with after washing it. Just bout the truck and dont want to use anything thats going to scratch it.
    What I've been doing for Years, after Washing my Truck, I use my Leaf Blower, it does a Great Job of getting Most, if not all of the Water off the Truck, but I do you Use a Soft Terry Cloth Towel to finish up drying the Truck.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 10-07-2012 at 01:46 PM. Reason: Added Infor.


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    A leather chamois has always been the de-facto material for drying any vehicle.

    I am very lucky, our water is very soft and just letting it air dry works very well for me.

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    Drive it down the highway about 75 to get most of the water off, then come back and wipe it down with a chamois... I use a synthetic one. I also have a silicone blade that I have never used...
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    black is tough to keep looking good. I use micro fiber towels. I just drag across the surface light pressure.

    wet the towels first this softens the fiber.

    you need lots of polish to get the surface smooth as a mirror. then wax.

    black gets very hot in the sun , the wax will vaporize quickly , so you need to do this often on surfaces on top that get blasted by the heat.

    My other vehicle is white. the complete opposite. very easy to clean. wax and finish last look better much longer.

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