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Drying your car after it has rained?

J8TT X Oct 14, 2013

  1. J8TT X

    J8TT X Member

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    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?
     
  2. Dave-S3

    Dave-S3 Active Member

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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!
     
  3. J8TT X

    J8TT X Member

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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.
     
  4. Dave-S3

    Dave-S3 Active Member

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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 ;)
     
  5. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    More wax required job done ;)
     
  6. J8TT X

    J8TT X Member

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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. :yes:
    if it doesn't rain!! lol
     
  7. Dave-S3

    Dave-S3 Active Member

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    What about more wax and boost ;)
     
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  8. rhinoman

    rhinoman Member Team Silver quattro Audi Cabriolet Owner Group Audi S5

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    This will cause more spots from the hard water, better to leave the rain on it.
     
  9. J8TT X

    J8TT X Member

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    guessing no one dries their car then. lol

    I wont bother then, probably cause more harm than good!
     
  10. boost-addict

    boost-addict Active Member

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    Plus the fact rain water is pure and will leave no water marks
     
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    br20vt Active Member

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    Yeh i normally just leave the rain on mine, will be fine and just bead off if your using a decent wax :thumbsup:
     
  12. TonyH38

    TonyH38 Active Member

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    I use collected rain + RO water to clean off.
     
  13. boost-addict

    boost-addict Active Member

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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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    dieseldoos Active Member VCDS Map User

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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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