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FUNX725 08-07-2013 09:12 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackHawk (Post 926564)
I just want to find a product i can use while drying that will not leave streaks all over my car.

im more concerned about water spots than anything,
but its still something that ends up being more time for me to fix.

-What's the reason(s) that you must use some spray&mist product while you're drying-off a vehicle?
-Who says that's the Law? I'm with you: I'd also get pretty fed up with the streaks!!

-Where deemed necessary...
Can't you just use spritzes of water (distilled is some nuutz) in place of something that's always leaving streaks?

And/Or:

-Now might be the perfect time to step back and take another look at your drying techniques/tools-&-media/site-locations:
Water-spotting can, more often than not, be totally avoided.

If any are present immediately after the drying-session has been completed...
That is the more opportune time to whip out the QD's and/or other spray&mist products,
especially if no further "correction steps" are to be performed.

JMO...

:)

Bob

Lexi65 08-07-2013 09:28 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by silverfox (Post 926480)
Flat out...nothing comes close....AMMO Hydrate.

Sôooooo why does Ammo Hydrate work so well?

Feed back please

BlackHawk 08-07-2013 09:32 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNX725 (Post 926791)
-What's the reason(s) that you must use some spray&mist product while you're drying-off a vehicle?
-Who says that's the Law? I'm with you: I'd also get pretty fed up with the streaks!!

-Where deemed necessary...
Can't you just use spritzes of water (distilled is some nuutz) in place of something that's always leaving streaks?

And/Or:

-Now might be the perfect time to step back and take another look at your drying techniques/tools-&-media/site-locations:
Water-spotting can, more often than not, be totally avoided.

If any are present immediately after the drying-session has been completed...
That is the more opportune time to whip out the QD's and/or other spray&mist products,
especially if no further "correction steps" are to be performed.

JMO...

:)

Bob

Only reason i like using something as a drying aid is that well it just kinda makes my drying easier lol. V7 i liked quite a bit because of how slick it would make the paint.

As far as technique goes, it could possibly be it. I mean when i finish washing with soap and all, i use a power washer to rinse it off, then flood the paint to get the majority out, and then i use a leaf blower to get the harder to reach areas and such. Generally speaking after all this theres not a whole lot of water left, but it seems like if i dont use something with my microfiber towel, it just smears it around. Ive tried having my towel a bit damp, but to be honest it made it worse lol. Im actually going to a local Carquest tomorrow to pick up some Aquawax to try out :D i have high hopes for it and the fact that it leaves some sort of protection behind is just a nice bonus :)

psnt1ol 08-07-2013 10:26 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
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Originally Posted by FUNX725 (Post 926573)
Subject; Category; Subcategories; Divisions...

<<<Vehicle-Detailing Drying Aids>>>

Categories of Drying Aids:
1. Spray Detailers/QD's/Waterless-Washes
2. Spray Waxes
a.) With "natural waxes" (Carnuba; etc.)
b.) With "synthetic waxes" (in essence: A "sealant")
3. Rinseless Washes
a.) @ Rinseless "Strength"
b.) @ QD "Strength"
4. Leaf Blower
a.) Electric
b.) Gasoline
5. Master Blaster-type "machines"
6. Towels:
a.) Cotton
b.) Microfiber
i. Waffle Weave
ii. Other
c.) All other "fabrics"
7.
8.


Main Categories of Drying Aid's Services:
1. Anti-scratch:
a.) While towel drying
b.) While not towel drying*

2. Water-spotting reducers/eliminators:
a.) While towel drying
b.) While not towel drying*

3.

4.



NOTE: Any/all additions are welcomed

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Good start...If I have to say so myself!


:D

Bob

I got my Master Blaster last week. It's pretty awesome.

Bob.....You crack me up!:laughing:

Gen9Rolla 08-07-2013 10:30 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
AMMO Hydrate for sure. Just youtube a video of it being used and you'll quickly see why. Wish it came in a gallon size!

Pureshine 08-07-2013 10:40 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
Master blaster is the only thing I use rather not waste product to help dry a car.

statusdetailing 08-07-2013 10:42 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
I use a little onr to add some lubrication while drying.

Brody 08-07-2013 11:37 PM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
For the price point I really like DG #951. Hard to beat $35 for a gallon size. I was previously using GC V7 which is about $10 more for a gallon and I actually prefer the #951. It leaves no streaks and seems to produce a slightly better shine than the V7, but the big thing for me is that it lasts longer than the V7 when used as a topper after weekly washes. I also use it as a sort of "super" quick detailer for spot touch ups.

hernandez.art13 08-07-2013 11:50 PM

I use Pinnacle WW, just don't get it on the windshield or windows lol,

since it is a concentrate, I use it very sparingly.

It will bead, but in the morning it leaves a strong haze on the windshield lol

DetailedTaco 08-08-2013 03:43 AM

Re: What's your favorite drying aid?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackHawk (Post 926637)
Would you mind telling me why hydrate works well for you?

I think hydrate is awesome because it really does make the drying process much safer. It also has a layer of protection in it that rejeuvinates the paint and makes it pop again. The product is actually a bit thicker then I anticipated but seems to really create a slick surface for the microfiber to soak the water right up. And it smells amazing :laughing:.


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