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    CAR Dryers

    Who has them, recommendations...pro's con's?

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    Re: CAR Dryers

    Here's mine...

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    Pros: Inexpensive, Effective
    Cons: Bulky

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    Re: CAR Dryers

    I have a nice dual motor one sold by another detailing retailer, I also have an EGO blower, and the Flex blower.

    The dual motor one by far works the best, but it is tethered by the cord. I probably use the little Flex blower the most, but that is mostly to dry wheels/tires and all the nooks and crannies like the mirrors, etc where water gets stuck.

    If you want to use a blower to dry paint you really need a protection product that has excellent hydrophobic properties on the paint otherwise the blowers don't work so great.

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    Re: CAR Dryers

    Metro Master Blaster and metro sidekick. The side kick is great for wheels and small areas. Master blaster is a beast. it can blow a gallon container full of liquid across a table. Both unit provides filtered air and the master blaster air is heated. The master blaster is great for production work as well as drying off well maintenance vehicles. I use the side kick more than I do the master blaster due to the size difference.

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    Re: CAR Dryers

    I love the Metro Sidekick. Use it to dry wheels & tires, mirrors, emblems, grills, etc… Also comes in handy when polishing to blow away dust. It’s the perfect size, just don’t expect it to dry a whole vehicle.


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    I have an Air Wand (leaf blower attachment) but I haven't used it in years. Using a PFM goes by fast enough for me.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: CAR Dryers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I have an Air Wand (leaf blower attachment) but I haven't used it in years. Using a PFM goes by fast enough for me.
    What does it connect to? The shop vac?

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    It attached to the leaf blower body. I bought the whole thing: the Air Wand attachment and the electric blower. It's not the best engineered thing in the world though.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    This is the best photo I could take of the Air Wand
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: CAR Dryers

    Quote Originally Posted by dwaleke View Post
    I have a nice dual motor one sold by another detailing retailer, I also have an EGO blower, and the Flex blower.

    The dual motor one by far works the best, but it is tethered by the cord. I probably use the little Flex blower the most, but that is mostly to dry wheels/tires and all the nooks and crannies like the mirrors, etc where water gets stuck.

    If you want to use a blower to dry paint you really need a protection product that has excellent hydrophobic properties on the paint otherwise the blowers don't work so great.
    I agree with this though I don’t have the Flex but do have an Ego and Big Boi dual-motor blower. You really need a coating or coating lite product with hydrophobic properties for best results over large panels but for nooks and crannies (and wheels) they’re great.

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