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Old 06-06-2018, 03:08 PM   #11
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I use a pet dryer

Best used- Hot air will dry tyres in no time, good for blowing out gaps and grills etc

it can be used to blow off excess water on a very well protected car but a qd and drying towel is stll much much better & faster
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:14 PM   #12
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why is QD and a towel much better than a touchless dry?
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:31 PM   #13
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As mentioned above great for door jams etc. If you want it for that type of work just not for drying a full car. It's a cool toy to have but unless you are a pro detailer hard to justify the cost against The amount of times you will use it. When I do door jams I just use a battery powered blower to dry them out.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:03 PM   #14
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Well that looks like some money saved, I may still invest in a pet dryer for tires etc to save some time on the final stages as i've still got the problem of full sun by 10AM.

Although a saturday and sunday split clean hasn't been a problem for the last 2-3 weeks, long may it last, I live in hope
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:14 PM   #15
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Well that looks like some money saved, I may still invest in a pet dryer for tires etc to save some time on the final stages as i've still got the problem of full sun by 10AM.

Although a saturday and sunday split clean hasn't been a problem for the last 2-3 weeks, long may it last, I live in hope
Di vessel is a great investment. No rush to dry then
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:18 PM   #16
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why is QD and a towel much better than a touchless dry?
I think the poster may have meant better in the fact that it is much qucker than chasing water around with a blower.

Even on a well protected car it is not the easiest of jobs to dry quickly with a blower. With a blower you need to effectively blow the water off of the car, and what happens is you end up blowing the water around the panels.
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I use a battery powered leaf blower, but I still have to go around the car with a drying towel to finish the job. It does save me some time and keeps the towel marks to a minimum.
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I agree with @pump. Luckily I only bought the sidekick, so didn't waste too much money. I used it a few times, but a towel is just as good plus I just can't be bothered getting it out.
DI water Sheeting dry, dab with Gyeon silk dryer, takes very little time to 'almost dry'
Sidekick around alloys, tyres and crevices with extra towel to blot runs, takes a bit more to 'completely dry', run out free.

Quick to deploy too.
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Di vessel is a great investment. No rush to dry then
Hi Dazza

Do you still dry the car after using the DI vessel no rush as you say though, I was under the impression that everybody just left the cars to dry naturally which I thought would pick up dust etc whilst drying?
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Hi Dazza

Do you still dry the car after using the DI vessel no rush as you say though, I was under the impression that everybody just left the cars to dry naturally which I thought would pick up dust etc whilst drying?
Sorry should have been clearer. Benefits of DI vessel is

1. Can leave to dry naturally with no water spots
2. If you are waxing etc. Then you can take your time drying with a towel or blowing water off without having to rush to avoid water evaporating and leaving spots.
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