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Old 02-03-2017, 09:55 PM   #1
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Remove water from rear lights when washing

I have the usual question which most people hear. I have a mk8 civic 2006-2011 shape with the ugaly rear lights that love to hold water when sprayed at with a jet wash. I know there are cheaper tools out there than the metro vac blasters. Any other solutions would be greatly appreciated, and preferable cheaper. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:00 PM   #2
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£30 Wet vac from B&Q Think its called a titan.

It has a blowing feature, that should blow the water straight out!
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:09 PM   #3
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How bout you just blow at them from real close...it works and its free.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:36 PM   #4
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Dog driers on Ebay can be picked up for circa £50 and work a treat.
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£30 Wet vac from B&Q Think its called a titan.

It has a blowing feature, that should blow the water straight out!
This ^^
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:14 AM   #6
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Dog driers on Ebay can be picked up for circa £50 and work a treat.
Are these better than the metro vac blaster side kick? I've seen some nice dog dries and under £60 but for an extra £20 for a metro vac,is it worth it?

Blowing in the lights doesn't work,fair enough in the alloys and wind mirrors but it's okay if you don't have back problems. Lol.

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Old 03-03-2017, 09:33 AM   #7
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How bout you just blow at them from real close...it works and its free.
Agree completly. I do this on my car, my rear lights hold a lot of water, I just blow them and all the water comes off. Save your money for something else.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:16 AM   #8
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I've used a Silverline one similar to this design:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/101772-800...-/272312390329

They don't make the Silverline one any longer but mine's around 10 years old now and still going strong. Blows all the water out of the nooks and crannies really well.
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Cheers guys. Great help.
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How about a can of compressed air?
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