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    Re: Dedicated Car Dryers

    Thanks. I did a search but couldn’t find it available so either I’m not searching well or the Air Wand isn’t available any more.

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    I saw it recently. I think I searched "Air Wand" no space between the two words. I also think you have to ask what leaf blower it works with because I think the list they give is obsolete. The site really needs a make over.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Much as I like my CRS, my vehicles retain so much water, even with all that forced-drying, that I still have to, uhm...Dry The Car...when I use the Deionized Not slamming the approach by any means, just saying that it might not solve *every* Drying-related issue for everybody.
    No argument there.

    It just makes it much more relaxing for me, not having to be a whirling dervish trying to beat the water spot demons.

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    Re: Dedicated Car Dryers

    On my coated car I have no problem using cordless leaf blower.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYPAUZiRER4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I saw it recently. I think I searched "Air Wand" no space between the two words. I also think you have to ask what leaf blower it works with because I think the list they give is obsolete. The site really needs a make over.
    Thanks Bill D. The secret search was "airwand leaf blower". I ordered it to attach to my Big Boi Blowr so we`ll see if I have to make any modifications. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgage View Post
    Thanks Bill D. The secret search was "airwand leaf blower". I ordered it to attach to my Big Boi Blowr so we`ll see if I have to make any modifications. Thanks guys.
    I have the same Blower, plus this one from Griot`s https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...hoC5N8QAvD_BwE

    I like them both, but it`s also louder than the BB. I`d be curious to see if adding the Airwand would make the BB - or any vac considerably louder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob m View Post
    I have the same Blower, plus this one from Griot`s https://www.griotsgarage.com/product...hoC5N8QAvD_BwE

    I like them both, but it`s also louder than the BB. I`d be curious to see if adding the Airwand would make the BB - or any vac considerably louder.
    That`s a MetroVac Sidekick. Or a Chinese copy. The Q&A on Griot`s page that states it`s made in the USA was from 4 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Older View Post
    That`s a MetroVac Sidekick. Or a Chinese copy. The Q&A on Griot`s page that states it`s made in the USA was from 4 years ago.

    Bought mine several years ago, made in the USA.

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    dgage- Glad you were able to find it (without any help from Yours Truly ). Hope you like it as much as I do...just don`t give up on it too quickly since there really is that Learning Curve you gotta climb. And be careful with that "microfiber" strip they put on it for "protection" (scare-quotes definitely intentional!).
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    Re: Dedicated Car Dryers

    I use a couple drying towels plus a Stihl SH86BG gas blower that I have for lawn care.
    Way more CFM than a battery/electric blower, but not everyone like a noisy, 2 cycle machine.

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    craigdt- Glad your Stihl is working out OK for you. I gather you`re doing this *outside*, right? Even my smallest Stihl blower isn`t something I`d want to run inside the shop.

    On the "effective CFM", the probably-only-so-so one that came with my AirWand gets all the water off (of an area the width of the AirWand`s nozzle opening) with one pass...with that on the blower more CFM wouldn`t be of any use, but *without* that I can see how it would make a difference all right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigdt View Post
    I use a couple drying towels plus a Stihl SH86BG gas blower that I have for lawn care.
    Way more CFM than a battery/electric blower, but not everyone like a noisy, 2 cycle machine.
    I thought I had read a few years ago that using a 2 cycle blower could blow small particles of oil or gas on the car.. is this not true I guess?

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    Re: Dedicated Car Dryers

    Quote Originally Posted by jem7sk View Post
    I thought I had read a few years ago that using a 2 cycle blower could blow small particles of oil or gas on the car.. is this not true I guess?
    I have never saw my former 2-cycle gas blower blow any particles on vehicles..
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    Perhaps if one is using an old worn out one, and have the mix way too high on the oil vs gasoline side, you may get something out the exhaust..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgage View Post
    Thanks Bill D. The secret search was "airwand leaf blower". I ordered it to attach to my Big Boi Blowr so we`ll see if I have to make any modifications. Thanks guys.
    Ordered on 5/29 (Sat) and received the Air Wand on 6/1 (Tue) with Monday being a holiday in the US. That was quick! Seems to be a quality product but haven`t checked to see how well it fits the Big Boi Blowr Pro hose yet.

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    dgage- How is the build-quality on yours? The mismatched seams/etc. on mine would literally cut my hands without the measures I had to take, and the nozzle would detach from the hose when least expected (allowing it to flail around...talk about High Drama!).

 

 
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