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    Drying your car after it has rained?

    Does anyone do this?
    Is it worth it to keep the car clean?

    I was tempted to go over the car with a squidgy but was just wondering if any one else does it and what they use?
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    Why would you do that? Think about all of the dirt on the car you would be dragging across the paint work!!! if a cars been washed properly then it will bead and as soon as you drive off all the water will run off the car nicely!

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    My car was parked up for two days when it rained, beaded ok but the water on the roof/bonnet dried into little spots everywhere.

    Didn't have time to wash it so I thought a quick dry would leave it in better condition than letting the rain water dry on.
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    Hmm, i do see where you are coming from, i think the remedy is a blast with boost to shift any settled water after its stopped raining

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    More wax required job done
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    maybe a bucket of clean water chucked over the car be better than leaving rain water on the car?

    More wax is what I will hopefully do this weekend.
    if it doesn't rain!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieWebs View Post
    More wax required job done
    What about more wax and boost
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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    maybe a bucket of clean water chucked over the car be better than leaving rain water on the car?
    This will cause more spots from the hard water, better to leave the rain on it.
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    guessing no one dries their car then. lol

    I wont bother then, probably cause more harm than good!
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    Plus the fact rain water is pure and will leave no water marks
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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    guessing no one dries their car then. lol

    I wont bother then, probably cause more harm than good!
    Yeh i normally just leave the rain on mine, will be fine and just bead off if your using a decent wax
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    I use collected rain + RO water to clean off.

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    Its actually best to clean the car with rain water
    As it has no salts or minreals or chemicals like tap water does

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    I will wade in here and say I use a Pet dryer similar to this (same after I have washed it) and it blows all the water off quickly, and gets in the nooks and cranys.
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    I reckon the problem around here, is that if I dried the car off after the rain, I'd be doing it every day, twice a day!! As for rain water being "pure", it certainly isn't, it's called acid rain for a reason, and all of the particulates which are in the air, get caught in the droplets, and beaten into the paintwork. I frequently see crud over the surfaces, after rain.

 

 

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