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    How much CFM recommended to blow dry tight spots and possibly the whole car?

    I don't have compressed air so I figured I would maybe get a shop vac with a good CFM and that could do the trick for some certain areas to blow dry.

    So I was wondering how much CFM should I aim for?

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    Re: How much CFM recommended to blow dry tight spots and possibly the whole car?

    I have a cordless Makita that gets about 90% of water out of tight spots easily. Itís 91 cfm and very lightweight and very small. 1 battery gets me through about 2-3 cars on highest setting. The problem I always encounter is that somedays you canít always blow air into even the tightest spots. For example Iíll blow dry the water around the mirrors and water +gravity from the weather striping will always work itís way down and youíll end up with 1 drip about 5-10 mins later. At that point itís more about technique rather than cfm. But the little blower is great has a full rubber tip so you wonít scratch the paint as well.


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    Re: How much CFM recommended to blow dry tight spots and possibly the whole car?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMidnightNarwhal View Post
    I don't have compressed air so I figured I would maybe get a shop vac with a good CFM and that could do the trick for some certain areas to blow dry.

    So I was wondering how much CFM should I aim for?
    I've been thinking about the same thing! I want a shop vac and I've been wanting to get a leaf blower to dry the car and Ridgid makes a vacuum that they advertise as having a detachable leaf blower too. People say it's not strong enough as a leaf blower but I've been wondering if it's strong enough to dry my car with.

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    Re: How much CFM recommended to blow dry tight spots and possibly the whole car?

    Scott at Dallas Paint Correction loves that Worx unit. It has 600 CFM and it's like $50.

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    Re: How much CFM recommended to blow dry tight spots and possibly the whole car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Breese147 View Post
    I have a cordless Makita that gets about 90% of water out of tight spots easily. It’s 91 cfm and very lightweight and very small. 1 battery gets me through about 2-3 cars on highest setting. The problem I always encounter is that somedays you can’t always blow air into even the tightest spots. For example I’ll blow dry the water around the mirrors and water +gravity from the weather striping will always work it’s way down and you’ll end up with 1 drip about 5-10 mins later. At that point it’s more about technique rather than cfm. But the little blower is great has a full rubber tip so you won’t scratch the paint as well.


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    Nice. I got a Milwaukee one but it seems weak and the specs are only 40 CFM. I will probably try to sell it ans get another one.

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