I use my leaf blower 1st then touch up with the absorber then a hand towel for the door jams . Works for me !I use a synthetic chamois. I used to use actual leather hide chamois, but the synthetic one works better. I'm sure there are a ton of variations, but I use "The Absorber" (LINK). You can probably find them at most automotive stores, but they're on Amazon for $12, and I've been using the same one for years, without it losing effectiveness.
I don't do the 2 handed drape and drag like they show on commercials. I guess that works, but it seems like that would only work on the hood. I just wad it up like a normal chamois, and wipe the water away. It gets wet, you wring it out, and wipe again if needed. Some times it takes two passes. For example, I'll wipe the entire hood, which gets the majority of the water off. Wring out the "towel" then wipe the hood again for a dry surface. Areas where the water doesn't pool, like on the doors, will only take one pass.
When I'm done, I wring out the absorber, roll it up and store it in the tube. I use it damp, just like a leather chamois.
Best advice yet!Okay...on the record, it's a Jeep, it's not suppose to be spotless. Off the record, I use the two bucket method to wash, then dry with several good clean microfiber towels. I have a dedicated towel for the fender wells and wheels. I wash it early in the morning or later in the evening in the shade (or anytime on overcast days) to avoid sunspots. Yes, I know I'm OCD...sue me.
I avoid using a blower on a vehicle (I only use the blower after I have sprayed off the lawnmower) because blowing the jeep off can cause dust to be blown on the paint surface as well. So if you wipe it off with a towel after the blower, those particles are trapped under the towel too...causing swirl marks. Not a problem if you have a white or silver jeep....big problem if your jeep is black, granite, blue, etc.
I always dry my vehicle (and dishes) with "The Absorber". Love it. Picks up all moisture and when it's damp, you can wipe over any late drops or streaks and it will take them off and immediately evaporate.I always have trouble with drying my jeep. I have two large microfiber towels for drying but so much water stays on after the wash that when i try to wipe it down the towels get soaked and i can never truly dry it quickly. In videos the ppl hold two ends of the towel and lightly drag it across the vehicle and its bone dry........that's not my case. The towels are older and im new to washing/waxing (since now i have something i want to take care of), should i get new towels? Maybe have like 5 microfiber towels to rotate once one get damp? Any suggestions? I did first wax last week, will water bead off better with more wax's?
EXACTLY what Sheganigans wrote; buy the two Microfiber Towel set 1) large & 1 Small and use the small one to get most of the water from a section of the Jeep that you are working on. Wring out the excess water from the small one and finish drying with the large towel. Do this process over the entire Jeep and your done quickly with no water spots ( Do your glass 1st ! ).I only use two small microfibers. I use one to get most of the water off and keep wringing it out. The second towel is to follow and actually dry. Towards the end, the second towel gets pretty damp.