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after i wash my car, i want it to dry quickly so i can wax it too. for the windows i use a shammy so there's no streaking, but for the car in general i just drive it around the block. that doe3s a good job, then i'm ready for waxing.

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I use The Absorber on my whole car (it's like a chamy except it hold a lot more water). Does a great job of drying the car off. Then I drive it around the block to get teh water out of the nooks and cranies, and spot dry those areas. Once I'm done with that I clean up the dried on water spots with Meguire's Detailing Spray, then wax.

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I use The Absorber on my whole car (it's like a chamy except it hold a lot more water). Does a great job of drying the car off. Then I drive it around the block to get teh water out of the nooks and cranies, and spot dry those areas. Once I'm done with that I clean up the dried on water spots with Meguire's Detailing Spray, then wax.
jeez, i didn't know you were a freak about cleaning cars like l337 and speed and woobie. detailing spray :P

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jeez, i didn't know you were a freak about cleaning cars like l337 and speed and woobie. detailing spray :P
I'm not a freak about cleaning cars, I'm just a freak period :lol:

This is how I see it - Considering the amount of money I am dumping into this car, it may as well look as nice as possible. Plus, I'm a bit proud of my bimmer so I like it clean and shiny :bling :vroom

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what kind of bmw do u have green dragon?
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what kind of bmw do u have green dragon?
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it's so gorgeous out, sucks i'm working. i wish i could wash my car today but i can't at school, hopefully this weekend i can.

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donut, the water will dry into water spots (one of the things that makes your car look dirty....always dry it off with towels or something....
 
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or you could use distilled water and let it air dry and never worry about spots

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currently i use that california dryer thingy. i never have time to get one of those absorber sheets....i know they work best.
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on the viper i put a sweater on and slide on it :vroom

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on the viper i put a sweater on and slide on it :vroom
its so funny how you joke about yourslef not owning a viper
 
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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+Jun 10 2003, 05:56 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ Jun 10 2003, 05:56 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--hang 10@Jun 10 2003, 09:55 PM
on the viper i put a sweater on and slide on it :vroom
its so funny how you joke about yourslef not owning a viper [/b][/quote]
first you got to visualize your self owning one then it will happen i guess i visulized a little to much with that whole thread

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after i wash my car, i want it to dry quickly so i can wax it too. for the windows i use a shammy so there's no streaking, but for the car in general i just drive it around the block. that doe3s a good job, then i'm ready for waxing.
HAHAHAH don't drive around the block.... the car is wet and it will collect dust and dirt... Also you will get water spots like when it rains...


I use the Shamis all the way around and it dries perfectly... Also if you haven't waxed your car in a while its harder to dry it with a Shamis cause it will kinda stick with friction...

Basically after im done drying my car their are NO spots!!!!!

Before I had a shamis I used a BIG beach towel... Its soaks all that water UP

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