Useful trunk lid dewatering trick

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  1. DGatzby

    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Wash car, everything else comes dry
    Air blow both ways, lots of water will come out!
    Place the cotton sandwich in and leave overnight....
    What can I say, you looked! :D

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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    ok you are more water spot anal then me
     
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    I have the same problem. I will try your trick hope it helps. Most dark colored cars show the water spots more.
     
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    I use an inexpensive leaf blower and hit all the trunk gutters with a towel but being a white car I guess I never need much more than that but nice trick. That trunk does have an issue with water does it not?
     
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    Micro-Fiber Madness makes a product called the Dropnetic. It is made to lay magnetically to areas that are prone to holding water. It works great under the side mirrors.

    MicroFiber Madness Dropnetic XL

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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    After washing last night the sun was low and I really wanted to get some rear shots, walked over and remembered that towel was in place.....there is my rear shot, she is all clean and will be covered this morning. Hope it can come out and bark next weekend. Got to go off and make some money this week. Plus it looks like a lousy weather week anyway. Everyone drive safe, glad to put up some useful and funny stuff.
     
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    I like these a lot.
     
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    You can also turn the mirrors down to let them drain all the water.
     
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    leaf blower.....and i still open and close it 2x's....i get all the water out...strange it acts different than my 2011 did
     
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    I got a cool new manual car wash down the street that has a handheld blower in each wash bay. I completely blow dry the whole car every time (great for blowing out the lug nut holes!), hardly have to touch the paint anywhere, and it's still like there is a cup or two inside the trunk lid (not around the inside edge, but inside the actual lid) - flapping the lid twice don't cut it for me. I gotta raise and lower it quite a few times and it still drips some after that. It's like a ritual ;)
     
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    jaque Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    dude youre avatar is solid!!!
     
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    Thanks! (zoom in real close and stare at it, I dare ya!:))
     
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    Like the ideas!!
     
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    The water is also getting trapped in the hood. And same technique works. Up & down several times gets most of it out, if not i can see problems down the road. This has been an issue since day 1.
     

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