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  1. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Right folks looking for some ideas
    Looking for something to blow water out the books and crannies after a wash. It’s annoying me as after a wash and dry I drive off and dribbles comes out of the mirrors, wheel nuts etc and leave water mark all over the car.
    Can’t justify the air blaster thingy that’s silly expensive for what is a hair dryer so looking for something a bit chevalier and cheerful.
    Thought about a cheap air compressor, 25-50l, and an air line to blow the water out. Is there any downsides to using this?
    Leaf blower?
    What do you guys recommend?

    Also what drying towels do you guys recommend? Mines lost all it’s fluffiness and can get a bit hard after a wash.
    Cheers
    Al
     
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  3. Philb65

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    I’m going to order a DI vessel, Vyair seems to be popular on here. No need to dry, just rinse with the filtered water so no need to worry about watermarks from the nooks and crannies as all minerals are removed. No need to dry, great for quick winter washes. £95 for an 11 litre.
     
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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Yep, a few seem to have the vyair, I have the relaceglaze one, just what you need

    Or, get a pet dryer for about £60
     
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  5. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    I use chemical Guys Woolie Mammoth towels, but also Gyeon drying towel which I rate even better, lightweight and drys really well
     
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  6. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Not gonna work here. Lots of dust and pollen in the air around here. The dust just sticks to the water which is mainly my problem.
     
  7. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Gtechniq MF drying towel of In2detailing , cost about £12 , amazing towel dries almost my whole A3 before needed to wring it out

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  8. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Don’t think pet hairdryer is powerful enough or high enough pressure.
    I used to wash my car down at a mates workshop and use his airline which worked brilliantly. The water beads just blows off so no need for a towel to dry but that was something like 300 litre tank and good for very high psi output. Can’t justify something like that in my garage for blowing up tyre and drying my car though.
     
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  9. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    The pet dryer I have is mega powerful (and loud) and clears water big time, but don’t use very much (my
    Lane is also dusty) but DI means less water to clear as it runs off and in the summer car self dries with no water marks. You can get proper car blowers but they are £120+
     
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  10. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Sounds good scotty, I find the Gyeon is like that. Woolie mammoth also good, but gets heavy and tend to need two
     
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  11. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Looking at air compressors and you can get one for £30 with 50l tank with cheap hose and attachments still less than £50. Saw one of those car dryer thing and it was £250+ with batteries and attachments.
     
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  13. icekay

    icekay Member Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team Silver Audi A3 Manual

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    I use Auto Finesse Drying towel, dry the whole car in 5 minutes
     
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  14. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 S tronic

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    I was looking at getting the blaster sidekick or whatever it is called, the small handheld one. About £60-70 I think it was, there are also plenty of cheaper ones on eBay for £35 but don't think they have a filter so can end up just spraying the car with dust and dirt when "drying".
    I currently use AF Aqua Deluxe which I find decent enough, gets most of the water up and mine is a bigger car now. As with you wanting something for the mirrors, door jambs etc.
     
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  15. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    That is a very good shout talking about filter, as suppose could end up sand blasting the car...not good
     
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  16. Jonnie

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    With the speed air comes out of a handheld blower I’d be surprised if general air particles could cause damage to the paint work.

    If they could your paint would be ruined by doing 70 down the motorway.
     
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