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Car Blow Dryer: Air Force Master Blaster MB3CD Video Review

I got the Metro Vacuum's Air Force Master Blaster MB3CD for Christmas and it "blew" me away. I posted a video of me using it on my B5 Blue R/T below.

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No disrespect intended, but I was considering getting one of them or a leaf blower. After seeing the video I have made up my mind. In the time it took to blow the water off the trunk, I could use my chamis and microfiber and do the trunk and both sides of the car. Thanks but no thanks. As I said, I'm not trying to flame anyone, but I could do it quicker the traditional way and save $100.
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I use my Homelite leaf blower from HomeDepot, Its only $38 and does a great job. No water spots and gets the car dry in a matter of minutes.

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I use my Craftsman vac/blower and it works alot faster than that video. Water just zooms off. Takes just minutes to dry everything.

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That looks tedious. Kinda like the guy shaving off his chest hair with that little nose trimmer thing.
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I use my Craftsman vac/blower and it works alot faster than that video. Water just zooms off. Takes just minutes to dry everything.
....agreed. No offense intended but my Craftsman combo blower/shop vac evacuates water much faster than what is shown in that video. My Black & Decker task-specific leaf blower is not nearly as powerful. I originally bought that to take the load off of my shop vac but I instead use it for its intended purpose around my property.

Considering my use of forced air (to chase water out of crevices) during my traditional process of drying of using WW towels and a quick detailer/wax, my blower is quicker. I also use deionized water which further helps eliminate spotting.

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If you use the sheeting water rinse method, there is little water left on the car. Combine that with a leaf blower (or Master Blaster) and a small waffle weave towel to get the residual water, and you can be done drying the car in about 8-10 minutes. Chamois have the tendency to pick up grit and can cause swirls. The less you touch your paint the better.

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I sure like my Master Blaster. I tried the leaf blower and preferred the precision of the Master Blaster. It can get into wells and crevices better. It is obviously not a must have but most anyone that gets one really likes it. It is just getting over the price.

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Yeah I like that it preheats the outgoing air which helps evaporate water. I may have made a mistake doing a video on a horizontal surface instead of a vertical surface as well.

To those guys who like their leaf blowers: More power to you. It can be tough taking snide remarks in stride at times, but by lowering myself to their level, it just detracts from any useful info that can be gleaned here.

Out of pure curiosity though, I did have a look at the Homelite and the Craftsman. I had done extensive research before my purchase and had missed researching both of these models. I very well could be missing something here, but the Homelite advertises 30 mph, the Craftsman advertises 210 mph, and the Master Blaster advertises 665 mph. I may have the wrong models for the Homelite and the Craftsman. Either way, none of their models even come close to the Master Blaster.

There's a reason Metro Vacuum has been around since 1939 and it's not because their products are inferior or overpriced.
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