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    I had my car corrected last week and built up enough courage to wash it today! lol

    I used the new mitts I bought which I have to say made a massive difference to using a sponge. It felt like my hand was gliding over the car rather than pulling, used a lot less water too.

    When i finished washing the car a took the end off the hose and let the water sheet over the car but I've just been out to it now and the droplets which remained have dried white.

    What is the best way to dry a black car after washing? I considered buying a leaf blower but the neighbours will be thinking I've lost the plot! lol

    I did use a microfibre cloth over the side of the car but that was drying and leaving more obvious water marks than the droplets.

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    I adhere to the two bucket method for washing after low then a higher presuure pre-rinse

    After washing I rinse each panel and do my best to keep the car wet till I can sheet off the panels.

    I finally use the karcher and a dilution of Demon shine pour-on, then I use a blade, many now frown on the blade to dry a car, but having used it on show cars with no damage, on the Vectra as long as the car is free of debris it's no hassles.

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    go over it with poor boys quick detailer that takes the water marks away

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    Quick detailer and an MF or you need to wax/polish it every time, only way I have found
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I use a meguiars Chamois leather mate then use meguiars quick detailer with a micro fiber cloth works a treat on my black car

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    after a wash i wipe it down with a chamois leather.. i tried the drying towels, both expensive and cheap ones, the chamois did a better job and was cheaper. Some scoff at the idea but I have no problems and my paintwork is not worse off for using one either.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Drying towel would be my suggestion. Then a quick run over with some QD and a buffing cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Drying towel would be my suggestion. Then a quick run over with some QD and a buffing cloth.
    Gets my vote

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    cheers

    looks like I'll be getting myself some quick detailer........ black cars!! (swap for any other colour?!?! lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by damers2000 View Post
    cheers

    looks like I'll be getting myself some quick detailer........ black cars!! (swap for any other colour?!?! lol)
    Nah, blacks the fastest!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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