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Old 28-11-2017, 08:47 PM   #1
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Metrovac sidekick or eBay pet blower?

Wanting to purchase a blower for all the crevices on my car, now I read that people are happy with both versions one being half the cost.

All posts I find are now old? Can anyone update me from personal use to aid my decision?

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Old 28-11-2017, 08:56 PM   #2
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My pet drier is still going strong and I'm more than happy with it. Can't comment on the sidekick and I've no doubt it's an excellent product but for my own use as a weekend warrior I couldn't justify the price difference and I've no regrets
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Old 28-11-2017, 09:25 PM   #3
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The Sidekick is very easy to set up, you just have to plug it in and it is ready to go. No long tubes, just point and shoot. You can get attachments but I have not needed them. If you only want it for the purpose you state, it is perfect. You can easily clear water from grills, wheels, gaps etc. If you think you are going to use it to dry a whole car then think again, the motor is good but it is not designed for that imo. They are made in the USA and due to the exchange rate have increased in price by about 25% but still nice. I think there should be 10% off at PB just now and free towels if you are lucky.

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Old 28-11-2017, 10:07 PM   #4
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Aeolus pet dryer with turbo version with heat fantastic had for years , will blow the sidekick into touch big time
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Old 28-11-2017, 10:26 PM   #5
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Aeolus pet dryer with turbo version with heat fantastic had for years , will blow the sidekick into touch big time
agreed i had a sidekick and sold it after buying a aeolus pet dryer
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Ideally didn’t want to be spending over 100 quid those.... maybe I’m a cheapskate lol
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Ideally didn’t want to be spending over 100 quid those.... maybe I’m a cheapskate lol
Great for coating wheels to speed up the process and also heat dry tyre wall coatings to make it last slightly longer

Plus loads of other uses drying bathrooms to reseal with silicon, blowing sand out of engine bay, and off course dry any mutts
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Old 29-11-2017, 01:40 AM   #8
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Ideally didn’t want to be spending over 100 quid those.... maybe I’m a cheapskate lol
I too am tighter then a nat's chuff hence i been using this since june

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6068431
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ive had a side kick for a number of years. love it. I was bought its big brother as a gift which I thought would make the side kick redundant. FAR FROM IT its still an excellent bit of kit out the box plug it in and away you go its big brother is a bit of a faff.
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Old 29-11-2017, 10:32 AM   #10
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if its just a blower your after for panel gaps and mirrors, i use a cheapo eBay blower. I have used it to dry off the entire car but being the size of a small bungalow it does make the wrist ache. using it for panel gaps and all them little nooks and crannies its ideal

something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/600W-220V...8AAOSwy0JZ8tpZ
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