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    Leaf blower

    i seen poll on leaf blowers here and thought i would offer some info.
    for 30 years we have used leaf blowers on our motorcycles.
    on our riding lawnmowers and on our truck engines and truck after washing.

    it has done very good job .

    but we found out that the GAS OPERATED ones would put oil on whatever you were using it to remove water.most are 2 cycle and have fumes that sometimes blow out the air tube.
    so we use ONLY electric blowers.

    here is where you can get wrong one.
    some of blowers are like 165 air pressure and under.
    these are not very good for removing water but will work.
    they barely push leaves in yard but are nice for women that want something lite to use.
    that they are good at.

    one you want is one with air pressure around 195 area.

    usually these have a attachment to **** up leaves and grind them. feature i never use.

    i just did my truck,honda 1100 shadow and my john deere in about 15 minutes and all dry with 95% of the water off.

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    Re: Leaf blower

    Thanks for the info.

    I've always been nervous about using a leaf blower around cars, so I haven't done it to date, but I know that a lot of people do.

    Wouldn't an air compressor do the same thing? It would get the water out of the crevices better too..
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Leaf blower

    Quote Originally Posted by davey g-force View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    I've always been nervous about using a leaf blower around cars, so I haven't done it to date, but I know that a lot of people do.

    Wouldn't an air compressor do the same thing? It would get the water out of the crevices better too..
    I ask this because I have no clue, would an oilless compressor be best to avoid blowing oil onto the car?

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    Re: Leaf blower

    I use a TORO electric leaf blower on my cars after every wash and it works great, blows out all the nooks and crannys that you can't get normally, and drying time is cut in half

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    Re: Leaf blower

    I picked up a couple $20 Toro leaf blowers last yr....works great
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    Re: Leaf blower

    Quote Originally Posted by wifpd4 View Post
    I ask this because I have no clue, would an oilless compressor be best to avoid blowing oil onto the car?
    I use a towel to mostly dry my car, but use a compressor first for joints and chromes wheels. It is NOT oilless, and does NOT blow oil out onto the car.
    It is a bandy tool.

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    Re: Leaf blower

    I also use an electric Toro (the 51592). I start by getting as much water off the car as possible by sheeting, then follow up with a Water Magnet to remove any leftover standing water, then finish with the blower to dry out the emblems, wheels and wells, fuel door, and all the other crevices. Works relatively well, though I would love to pick up a Master Blaster one of these days.

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    Re: Leaf blower

    http://www.toro.com/en-us/Homeowner/...er-Sweep-51585

    I bought for just $20 at Home Depot last yr....i use on all 3 of my vehicles,

    sheet off the vehicles
    blast with the Toro
    pat dry with a Megs WM towel (door jams/ trunk)

    Occassionally finish off with either UQW or UQD
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    Re: Leaf blower

    Quote Originally Posted by STRIFE View Post
    http://www.toro.com/en-us/Homeowner/...er-Sweep-51585

    I bought for just $20 at Home Depot last yr....i use on all 3 of my vehicles,
    That's electric yeah?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Leaf blower

    Here's mine: http://www.toro.com/en-us/Homeowner/...ower-Vac-51592. It's $55 on Amazon right now. It's the second highest rated electric blower evaluated by Consumer Reports. I could have gone with a cheaper model, but this one has a 230mph max air speed, compared to 160mph for the one Strife listed. I like the fact that it has two power levels. It's heavier, though - 7.4lbs compared to 4.6 for the 51585.

    All depends on what you want. I chose one that had enough power to be used for actual yard work if I ever decide to get rid of the lawn guy.

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