I moved to my new home that doesn't have many trees-needless to say I won't be getting any use for my gas powered leaf blower. Any comments for using it to "blow dry" my 300 instead of using a towel after washing?
Good point C-Man!! I didn't even pick up on the fact that he stated it's gas-powered, ours is electric and I think I'll give it a try! I'm little and it's a pain to have to haul around the stepladder when I clean the car myself plus I worry about leaning across it. (Don't have that problem with my Corvette though, I can reach that one! )C-Man said:Just be wary if it is gas powered that it can spray oil/fumes on the car. Also be careful when using it that it does not suck up some sand or grit and sandblast your car. I have used a compressor to blow out the water from the window trim, door edges and whatnot. It seems that otherwise they drip for a long time after the wash and leave water spots.
Kroke43 - We know it can't suck up anything in blower mode! What we mean by that is if you have used the unit to suck up leaves and gravel in the past, that junk could still be stuck in the unit inside. So...when blow drying it a peice that got stock when sucked up could blow out and chip your paint.Krock43 said:Mine is gas powered and there are no fumes/gas/oil blowing out! Also it can't suck up anything if it's in the blower mode! I agree though for this purpose that an electric one would be better because of the lighter weight.
silverC said:I've been using a blower to dry off my motorcycle for about 7-8 yrs.
I do however prefer to use a silicone squeegee (did I spell that right?) to dry off the car and truck. Simillar to this:
It works very well.
I've been using a similar product for many years. The squigiee I have is more like a "T" handled yellow and black silicone one. I've had it for so long, I can't remember who got it or from where. I've used it on 2 black vehicles, a '96 Impala SS, and my '01 Excursion.Fast4Door said:Does the squegee really not scratch that you posted the link to? I've seen these work, but am still paranoid of scratching my beautiful black.