This is exactly what I do. I got the $20 weed whacker ELECTRIC leaf blower from wal-mart, I took off the extension tubes and everything and lined the blower outlet edge with masking tape. I blow the water off of the whole vehicle. It blows at 120mph or something, and it great for getting water out of all of the little cracks and crevices.I blow mine off with a leaf blower.
What is a good car washing detergent (for lack of a better word) that will dry without water spots?Yeah, just blow it out. Dont drive it up the road and come back to dry it, you risk swirling the paint.
To take off the current water spots, Scratch-X should work fine, maybe even white vinegar.
I've seen these filters you can connect to your water hose that supposedly remove hardness, but they are very expensive (around $125). Are they for real and are they worth it?Duragloss CWC is a great wash, as is Meg's NXT.
Spotting can be solved by just simply drying. I have extremely hard water, but I dry, so it's not a problem.
http://crspotless.com/I've seen these filters you can connect to your water hose that supposedly remove hardness, but they are very expensive (around $125). Are they for real and are they worth it?
I use my shop vac to get the water out of the mirrors. Works great around the side window molding and the third brake light too.Everytime I wash the truck and dry it a drip line from both side mirrors shows and dries. It makes a nasty line down the side of the doors.