After washing your car, a typical method for drying your car is to use a drying towel that is made specifically for this purpose. Another option for drying off your vehicle after a wash is to use an air blower. This involves using an air blower (think leaf blower) to blow all the remaining water off the surface of your car. It’s important to not let any leftover water to dry on the vehicle, otherwise you might be left with water spots on your car. One of the highest CFM electric blowers that I’ve found is the TORO PowerJet F700 electric leaf blower, which cuts down on the amount of time I’ve had to use a drying towel significantly.
A highly recommended and easy-to-use wax is a liquid wax called Collinite No. 845. This is now a well-known wax that is widely available to consumers. However, I remember about a decade ago when I first used this product and having to go to a boating product retailer called West Marine to purchase it. In fact, Collinite No. 845 was initially created for power companies to coat their insulators, hence the name ‘Insulator Wax’.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior cleaning up the interior of your personal vehicle, or a mobile car detailer working several cars a day, I truly believe that this is the perfect shop vac for car detailing. Not only does it have enough power for vacuuming most things you’ll encounter in the cabin of a car, it also offers an invaluable car cleaning kit with all the right attachments.
Over the past year, I tested out a foam cannon along with a snow foam cleanser for all of my car detailing. This Chemical Guys Torq foam cannon makes it easy to apply soap on your vehicle during a car wash, but more importantly it works effectively at cleaning dirt and grime by doing a pre-soak.