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    Question air compressor instead of leaf blower?

    Has anyone ever tried drying their car using an air compressor rather then the leaf blower?

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    Hey 04maxima,

    Welcome to Meguiar's Online!

    The only problem with using an air compressor is that they develop condensation in the tank and can spit water onto the paint.

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    I think i will still give it a try cause i hate drying my car.

    Let you know when i am done.

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    Re: air compressor instead of leaf blower?

    Originally posted by 04maxima
    Has anyone ever tried drying their car using an air compressor rather then the leaf blower?
    I have both, I prefer a leaf blower hands down. With the leaf blower there is more volume of air coming out of the nozzle I can dry a car much faster with my leaf blower.

    As for the air compressor.... Even with a larger tank(I have a 30 gallon) there just isn't enough air coming out of an air hose/blow gun. Also, even with a air/water separator you can still get moisture coming out the air hose back on to the vehicle. It can be done but once you use a leaf blower you will push the air compressor to the side.
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    I will try the leaf blower.

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    I have a nozzle that narrows from something like 2 1/4" to 1", give a nice powerful stream of air from the blower. If you use a extension or tip on your blower make sure its secure so it doesn't shoot off and hit your vehicle.
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    I will try the leaf blower.

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    I like the leaf blower simply because it has a larger output volume than the air compressor. You will cover a larger surface with one pass.

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