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Old 03 Oct 2003, 01:44 pm
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Default How to dry your PT

This is how to dry your PT.
Try it. You'll be glad you did.

1. After you wash, remove the nozzle and "flood" the surface with a steady stream. This will cause the water to "sheet" rather than bead. This alone will cut your drying time in half.

2. Use a BLOWER to blow off as much water as possible. The one in the picture cost $20 at Schucks. A leaf blower works well too although this one has a rubber snout to protect from scratches. It works great for the grill and door jams. Don't you hate it when that water runs out of the cracks all over your dried car the first time you drive it? Not anymore if you invest in one of these!

3. Finish drying with a microfiber towel. If you don't have some of these, GET SOME NOW. I also have a large waffle style microfiber towel that works great.



These are my tips for drying your PT. If anyone else has anything to add, we can all learn from your experience. I hope this helps everyone.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 04:04 pm
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Where is Schucks and do they have a web page or phone number so we can order the blower...It looks like the item to do the trick (smile)
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 04:26 pm
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Schucks auto supply is pretty big here in the Northwest. I will do a search for the blower on the internet to see if I can find it. I'll let you know with a post here.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 04:47 pm
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 04:50 pm
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GEEZ I feel real stupid. Here it is:

http://www.partsamerica.com/PartDeta...goryCode=3483K

Guess where I found it? Schuck's online.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 08:20 pm
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Steve,

I've been doing the air blow drying thing for a long time. If your have a Shop Vac or any of the canister vacuums, you can put the hose in the blow hole and use it to blow off most of the water. It's a little more cumbersome than the blower you show but the Shop Vac doubles for sucking up the dirt on the inside too.
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Old 03 Oct 2003, 09:06 pm
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Good advice.
but this one is sooooo cute.

Thanks crewzin
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Old 06 Oct 2003, 02:36 pm
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So that explains why I have those streaks running back on my paint and windows. I usually dry the car by getting on the highway and applying firm pressure to the loud pedal.

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Old 06 Oct 2003, 10:00 pm
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Steve, you are the new assistant detailing editor of this forum. You have the night shift though, since I have senority, I get to pick my hours. (lol)YOu guys are getting some good advice, I thought I mentioned a leaf blower, maybe not, If it is along tip, you can cut it down a little so it doesn't touch the car. Gary
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Old 07 Oct 2003, 12:44 am
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I guess i'm old fashion or just old but I still like to use the old (there's that word again) Chamois... I know there's a little bit of work involved but I still think that they do a really great job of drying your car... and with out alot of spots...
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