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Old 04-10-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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Blow dryer advice

Morning all, I'm in the market for a new hand held air dryer to use around the wheels, door trims, petrol cap etc.

I have no idea about such things and would appreciate your advice on what I should be looking for I.e power out put, hot or cold air, I could go on....

I have had a quick look around and looked at these two

Metro Vac - Sidekick Blaster
Big boi buddy.

I have also looked at a cordless makita leaf blower as all my tools are makita and can swap and change batteries etc.

Are these a better option over the above?
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:20 PM   #2
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Yeah have been using the Makita DUB 182Z for a while, can do more or less a touchless dry. Batteries don't last long on full power though approx 10 mins although this model is a leaf blower and is exceptionally powerful on full tilt. Enough to dry the whole car easily.Great if you already use Makita as buying just the body works out much cheaper.
Personally the lack of a cord is such a bonus you can take it anywhere and it doubles up in the garden !! win win
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Have a Butchers in the Washing, Drying section. Been several threads in there, will save you waiting for replies.
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I have a Titan wet/dry vac that doubles as a blower and a cordless leaf blower.
The cordless blower is so convenient I only use the Titan if I want to dry the whole car.
Wheels and panel gaps are done with the leaf blower.
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I use the Makita with a short nozzle and it's perfect for all nooks and crannies .

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I have the metro sidekick and it’s good for what you want but would suggest the Bigboi purely on noise levels and weight as it a lot quieter. That said you will wish you had gotten the larger one eventually. The cordless leaf blower is an option but mind you need to be careful and not knock the car with the nozzle as they don’t have soft ends like the dedicated dryers.
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