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Old 10-31-2013, 11:18 AM
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Has anyone used the blaster sidekick? It says its mainly for motorcycles but I cant justify paying $300 for the master blaster for cars.
 
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Hi `Tweek,
Below is a lower cost alternative...I use a power leaf blower. First I use a water blade & then blow out the water from the doors/trunk/hood etc...
It works good 4 me & is a lot cheaper then the master blaster 4-Sure...
Just my thoughts to maybe help U save some $'s..
Below is one inexpensive one from Walmart...It states it will do 150 MPH I haven't timed `it or clocked it in a 1/4 miles (LOL( or use the below one >
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leaf blowers - Walmart.com < Click for more BLOWER's @ Walmart...

< Less then $27 (WOW) Going to get one for my bedroom (LOL) to blow the dirt `out
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:08 PM
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I've used my portable pancake compressor to go around the car and blow water out of the little nooks and crannies. Works well.
 
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I prefer my synthetic chamois! Its like a magnet for water! I have never found anything else that just sucks it up and leaves the surface absolutely dry with no streaking.

Then once I arrive at my destination... I get it out wipe down the residual water that shows up and that's it.... Its shiny dry.

It only cost me $8.00
 
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I use the Master Blaster for 2 years now and love it !!
 
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Originally Posted by Blazed SS View Post
I use the Master Blaster for 2 years now and love it !!
That one is $300 I was looking at getting the sidekick
 
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Originally Posted by STUMPMI View Post
I prefer my synthetic chamois! Its like a magnet for water! I have never found anything else that just sucks it up and leaves the surface absolutely dry with no streaking.

Then once I arrive at my destination... I get it out wipe down the residual water that shows up and that's it.... Its shiny dry.

It only cost me $8.00
Try this, get a microfiber towel and get it soaking wet. Then wring out the microfiber so it is damp and then swipe in one direction across an entire panel or until the microfiber get saturated with water again and keep doing that. The thing with synthetic chamois is that it doesn't pick anything up other then water. If you have any dust or anything like that on the car that lands after the wash then you run a risk of scratching the paint. Doing it with a damp microfiber will not only suck up the water but will also pick up any dirt or dust that falls onto the paint after the wash. This is the guy that I learned this from. It works extremely well, especially if you use his product called ammo hydrate.


He starts talking about drying at about the 15 minute mark. But I recommend watching the whole thing because there is a ton of information in this video along with all his videos.
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by iMuf View Post
Try this, get a microfiber towel and get it soaking wet. Then wring out the microfiber so it is damp and then swipe in one direction across an entire panel or until the microfiber get saturated with water again and keep doing that. The thing with synthetic chamois is that it doesn't pick anything up other then water. If you have any dust or anything like that on the car that lands after the wash then you run a risk of scratching the paint. Doing it with a damp microfiber will not only suck up the water but will also pick up any dirt or dust that falls onto the paint after the wash. This is the guy that I learned this from. It works extremely well, especially if you use his product called ammo hydrate.

Aston Martin Rapide: 8 Easy Steps for Exterior Spring Cleaning - YouTube

He starts talking about drying at about the 15 minute mark. But I recommend watching the whole thing because there is a ton of information in this video along with all his videos.
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Mine in fact does pick up the dirt....
Lambs skin chamois don't pickup dirt...
The synthetic... does...

But tks for the video.
 
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:04 AM
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Purchase it from a quality vendor so you can use the warranty. It should hold up fine for your car
 

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