I'm a former Carwash owner and detailer. I can't believe I didn't figure out YEARS ago how awesome a gas leaf blower is to "pre-dry" my car! I used to drive it around the block after wash but water still comes out of the cracks and you pick up dirt on the wet body also, risking scratching. After washing (in the shade, of course) I walk around the car blowing from top to bottom, leaving enough beads on the paint so I can use the synthetic chamois after... Works great! AND, for the 20" chrome knock-off wire wheels on my Clenet Series 1, I spray the rims first with distilled water so they dry spot-free!!!!
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