• Sign Up! To view all forums and unlock additional cool features

    Welcome to the #1 Dodge, Jeep and RAM Forum dedicated to SRT owners and enthusiasts. Register for an account, it's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the SRT Forum today!

Car dryer

Stormtrooper1320

2000 Posts Club
Founding Member
Member ID
#1068
Messages
2,323
Reactions
3,961
Points
252
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Vehicle
2019 Challenger 1320
#2

Old Mopar Guy

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Donating Member
Member ID
#1198
Messages
602
Reactions
1,421
Points
132
City
Long Island
State
NY
Country
United States
Vehicle
15 Hellcat Challenger
#3
Last year I bought a Kobalt brand hedge trimmer powered by a 40v battery. I caught a sale on a Kobalt battery powered leaf blower that takes the same 40v battery. Cost, 49.00 without battery. No prob as I already had the battery and charger. Much easier than trying to use my gas blower, lighter and easier to handle. Plenty of power. If you are already using battery powered tools look into going this route. Good luck.
 

ACMAVRO

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Donating Member
Member ID
#1214
Messages
577
Reactions
1,131
Points
132
City
Ocean Springs
State
MS
Country
United States
Vehicle
2015 Challenger Hellcat
#4
I guess I’m old school, thick micro fiber towel
 

Hellcatcfp

1000 Posts Club
Staff Team
Founding Member
Premium Account
Donating Member
Member ID
#1027
Messages
1,873
Reactions
5,012
Points
162
City
Simi Valley
State
CA
Country
United States
Vehicle
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
#5
Re purposed electric leaf blower for me. Looks like a nice unit though. Big fan of blowing water off vs drying towels.
 

MikeD1

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Member ID
#1026
Messages
818
Reactions
1,738
Points
132
City
Central Florida
State
FL
Country
United States
Vehicle
2016 Challenger Hellcat
#6
B&D 40V leaf blower for me !

Careful with the gas ones, some run the exhaust thru the air nozzle.
 

Beast707

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Premium Account
HFCOTM
Member ID
#995
Messages
504
Reactions
1,072
Points
182
City
Carol Stream
State
IL
Country
United States
Vehicle
2018 Challenger WB M6 Hellcat
#7
B&D 40V Leaf Blower as well. Use the Rag Companies Eagle Edgeless 500 to finish her off.
 

ACMAVRO

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Donating Member
Member ID
#1214
Messages
577
Reactions
1,131
Points
132
City
Ocean Springs
State
MS
Country
United States
Vehicle
2015 Challenger Hellcat
#8
I guess I’m old school, thick micro fiber towel
I do use a battery powered leaf blower if a little surface dust gets on it, but not to dry it.. I guess I’m missing something here
 

EricG

Active Member
Member ID
#1385
Messages
293
Reactions
420
Points
67
City
Albuquerque
State
NM
Country
United States
Vehicle
'19 Hellcat Redeye
#9
You guys have to try out water-less washing, especially if your car is only ever dusty. Super easy way to spray on product and wipe off and its all clean. Pretty common nowadays, all the pro detailers do it. I haven't washed a car with soapy water/buckets and a hose in like 3-4 years. This is so much less work.
 

Stormtrooper1320

2000 Posts Club
Founding Member
Member ID
#1068
Messages
2,323
Reactions
3,961
Points
252
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Vehicle
2019 Challenger 1320
#10
I do use a battery powered leaf blower if a little surface dust gets on it, but not to dry it.. I guess I’m missing something here
I started using my leaf blower on a whim after I got tired of chasing around the water drips on my Challenger. I swear just the rear light panel itself seemed to hold 5 gallons of water. Plus, on a hot day, blowing the car off really cuts down on the waterspots that would form if i didn't get towel dried quick enough.
This way I get 99 percent of the water off before it has time to spot, then I just finish off with a microfiber towel.
If I had an electric leaf blower, I would use that, but I have a gas. Works good.
 

ACMAVRO

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Donating Member
Member ID
#1214
Messages
577
Reactions
1,131
Points
132
City
Ocean Springs
State
MS
Country
United States
Vehicle
2015 Challenger Hellcat
#11
I started using my leaf blower on a whim after I got tired of chasing around the water drips on my Challenger. I swear just the rear light panel itself seemed to hold 5 gallons of water. Plus, on a hot day, blowing the car off really cuts down on the waterspots that would form if i didn't get towel dried quick enough.
This way I get 99 percent of the water off before it has time to spot, then I just finish off with a microfiber towel.
If I had an electric leaf blower, I would use that, but I have a gas. Works good.
I guess having white helps, even those few little left over drips are not noticeable. I’ll give it a shot, couldn’t hurt
 

Stormtrooper1320

2000 Posts Club
Founding Member
Member ID
#1068
Messages
2,323
Reactions
3,961
Points
252
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Vehicle
2019 Challenger 1320
#12
I guess having white helps, even those few little left over drips are not noticeable. I’ll give it a shot, couldn’t hurt
Yeah, white helps alot. We have some minerals in the water here that will make it spot quickly on a hot sunny day. Being able to blow off that excess right after washing really does make a difference. Plus it cuts down on the 6 or more towels I would have to use per vehicle.

Using the leaf blower on my truck really cuts down the drying time on that too..

A few of my neighbors thought I was crazy when they first saw me doing it....but....like a cheap disease, they caught on and now do the same thing.
 
Last edited:

Beast707

500 Posts Club
Founding Member
Premium Account
HFCOTM
Member ID
#995
Messages
504
Reactions
1,072
Points
182
City
Carol Stream
State
IL
Country
United States
Vehicle
2018 Challenger WB M6 Hellcat
#13
You guys have to try out water-less washing, especially if your car is only ever dusty. Super easy way to spray on product and wipe off and its all clean. Pretty common nowadays, all the pro detailers do it. I haven't washed a car with soapy water/buckets and a hose in like 3-4 years. This is so much less work.
Agreed. I've never used a hose on mine because of the ceramic coating. I use ONR Rinseless wash. I still do it in a 5 gallon bucket rather then spray on and at times leaf blower is used. Still only takes about 20mins. but less you rub it better off you are. I do have a monthly wash membership with the company that did all my work so basically I just do the upkeep on it in between good washes.
 
OP
WPCAT
Member ID
#2666
Messages
7
Reactions
3
Points
2
City
West Plains
State
MO
Country
United States
Vehicle
2018 Hellcat Challenger Wide Body
Thread Starter #14
You guys have to try out water-less washing, especially if your car is only ever dusty. Super easy way to spray on product and wipe off and its all clean. Pretty common nowadays, all the pro detailers do it. I haven't washed a car with soapy water/buckets and a hose in like 3-4 years. This is so much less work.
What product do you use?
 

TrackDay

Active Member
Founding Member
Member ID
#1012
Messages
226
Reactions
322
Points
37
City
Great White North
State
MN
Country
United States
Vehicle
2016 Dodge Challenger
#15
Wait, but this is a Hellcat board. No one went for the highest power 650cfm Ego blower?
 

EricG

Active Member
Member ID
#1385
Messages
293
Reactions
420
Points
67
City
Albuquerque
State
NM
Country
United States
Vehicle
'19 Hellcat Redeye
#16

Hunter

3000 Posts Club
Staff Team
Founding Member
Premium Account
Donating Member
HFCOTM
Member ID
#957
Messages
3,951
Reactions
7,746
Points
302
City
Moss Point
State
MS
Country
United States
Vehicle
2019 Challenger Hellcat
#17

tkracing1

1000 Posts Club
Staff Team
Founding Member
Premium Account
Donating Member
Member ID
#970
Messages
1,970
Reactions
5,743
Points
162
City
Bay Area
State
CA
Country
United States
Vehicle
2017 challenger
#18
Drive it... fast. It will dry
 

Stormtrooper1320

2000 Posts Club
Founding Member
Member ID
#1068
Messages
2,323
Reactions
3,961
Points
252
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Vehicle
2019 Challenger 1320
#19
Drive it... fast. It will dry
I used to pull that on my ex when I would wash her 5.0. For some reason she didn't believe me......
 

Hellcatcfp

1000 Posts Club
Staff Team
Founding Member
Premium Account
Donating Member
Member ID
#1027
Messages
1,873
Reactions
5,012
Points
162
City
Simi Valley
State
CA
Country
United States
Vehicle
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
#20
For some reason drying (blower is much more fun) is my least favorite part. Enjoy the washing and detail/sealant application. Been using DI water for years, so don't stress about water spots anymore. Maybe that is why drying carries that feeling?
 

Similar threads

Latest Dodge SRT Posts



Top