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what the best chamois you guys use for drying your trucks after the wash? also what do you use to clean the plastic on your running boards or along the top of your bed? thanks

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I dry with Adams drying towels, but the leather chamois work good too. I try to blow must of it off first with a blower/vac though.

I use the same bucket of suds for the plastic as washed the rest of the truck with.

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what the best chamois you guys use for drying your trucks after the wash? also what do you use to clean the plastic on your running boards or along the top of your bed? thanks
I use the same mitt but my plastic doesn't have any silicon (greasy) dressing on its thats going to transfer to my mitt either.


As for drying a couple of Waffle Weave drying towels and some Adam's detail spray is hard to beat.

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i use nothing but the leather ones... Found them to work the best iv tryed severall of the microfiber and other's but always come back to my leather.
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As for drying a couple of Waffle Weave drying towels and some Adam's detail spray is hard to beat.
Same here. Since I started doing this, my truck looks like it just got a fresh wax job after every wash.

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after washing with meq car soap..I just rinse with the Mr Clean filtered/water an then Dry with Microfiber towel
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I own a Harley and I have found the beat and many times the only way to dry the bike is with a leaf blower. It gets the bike dry in a hurry and gets the water out of areas that a towel or chamois would never touch. I use an electric one, but gas will work as well because fumes do not past thru the air flow.
This will work as will on any vehicle and then follow with the rag of your choice. It is especially good on glass.
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X2 on the leaf blower. I've found an electric leaf blower works best. I don't care what kind of towel you use, sooner or later, towels scratch paint. A leaf blower never touches the paint. Think about it, what do Car washhes use? A giant blower!

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X2 on the leaf blower. I've found an electric leaf blower works best. I don't care what kind of towel you use, sooner or later, towels scratch paint. A leaf blower never touches the paint. Think about it, what do Car washhes use? A giant blower!


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