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  1. #21
    Legend cascott325's Avatar
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    Lawrenceburg, Kentucky


    ah hah... the absorber is what i hav, and is what i was trying to spit out, but just couldnt. love those things. i used to show sheep and we would use those to dry them. the most affective method we found.
    2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
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  2. #22


    I use microfiber cloths, they do not scratch the surface at really good. I bought a pack at Sams that comes with like 50 of them and I use one until it is wet then I pick up another dry one...

    2008 Silverado 4x4 Extended Cab 5.3L

  3. #23
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    Jun 2008
    Brookfield, Ct.


    Get a really big air compressor and have a lot of time and air dry it

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L EC/Std Bed 4x4 Flexfuel
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    Perry County, Pennsylavania


    What i would do is get yourself two adams waffle weave drying towels. Then pull your truck in and hit the cracks and areas with the air compressor after that spray the vechile down with adams detail spray then after that you can take the high spots off with a california sqeegee. then do long sweeping motion with the towels to take the rest off the water and detail spray off. you also should put some detail spray on the towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascott325 View Post
    go to walmart an get one of the aqua towel things that are hanging in a plastis tube for around 7 bucks. they are the best thing. dont leave fuzzies all over your ride like cotton towels do, and one small cloth can dry your entire vehicle.
    same thing here.... theyre work great...... some of the other ones are kinda cheap....even though you stroke the same area for a while it still leaves the streaks of water. (no homo)

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    I use the ABSORBER also. Have had the same one for about 5 years I think. I don;'t know nothing about wal#@$t I have never been in one and never will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1st Synthetics View Post
    I use the ABSORBER also. Have had the same one for about 5 years I think. I don;'t know nothing about wal#@$t I have never been in one and never will.

    Thing about these they scratch.

  8. #28


    I take mine down the interstate right after washing...air dries it!

  9. #29


    I make my wife blow on the portions I've alrady washed while I'm finishing up the rest of the truck. J/K I use a bag o rags because they're really soft cotton. I use almost a whole bag because I dry as I go but the bags are only $2 so it's worth it to me. The leftovers go under my backseat for when I check fluids. Tried the highway thing once but ended up with about a thousand bugs on the grille again after just washing it.


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    Finally getting torn down to the frame.

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    Jr. Mechanic bd1326's Avatar
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    Chardon, Ohio


    i use the california water blade, gets 99% of the water off, then i go back and towel dry anything else, a good coat of wax helps the drying process

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