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Air compressor for drying

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Does anyone here use an air compressor for drying their vehicles?  I dont mean straight air from the compressor, I know that can have lots of stuff in it.  Ive been thinking of setting up a drier and filter setup, similar to that used for automotive painting.  I'm assuming that type of setup would filter out moisture and particulates as to not damage the paint or wheels. Any thoughts or opinions?
 

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I use one for engine compartments, but use a Metro Vac Sidekick for spot drying of 'pools', body lines, exterior mirrors, door handles, and wheels.

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Yea I almost bought the sidekick but I use my compressor on air tools and very occasional painting.  I figured the money would be better off spent towards making a drier/filtration system for my compressor.  I assume since people uses these systems for painting, they will work for drying a car.  Just want to make sure they do and that I wont be micro sand blasting my paint every time i wash the truck.

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I'm no expert but - in my experience - compressed air is more about PRESSURE than VOLUME.  I don't think it works NEARLY as well as a Sidekick or MasterBlaster (or even a leaf blower) for drying a car,

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Beemer said:

I'm no expert but - in my experience - compressed air is more about PRESSURE than VOLUME.  I don't think it works NEARLY as well as a Sidekick or MasterBlaster (or even a leaf blower) for drying a car,

 

 

 

Exactly this. It’ll be great for blowing out seams and all. But it won’t move the volume a master blaster would. Volume has a place, and pressure has its place. They aren’t necessarily interchangeable with the same results. 

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Never thought of the volume/pressure aspect.  Thats a good point though, guess i should have added that MB with my order on monday lol.  Well, hopefully next time I order I'll grab one.  Thanks for the feedback!

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