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After my car gets washed and the exterior gets dried. I open the trunk, doors and hood in an effort to clean up the rest of the water. The trunk lid however seems to hold water in places I cannot reach. In an attempt to get as much water out of the lid as possible, I keep it open for and extended period occasionally tilting back and forth until the remaining water drains out.

I can only presume this happens to all challenger owners that hand wash their cars. Is there a work around to get all the water out more efficiently?
 

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you mean where it runs out between the taillights? Yeah I don't know what your talking about... Never had that problem... Seriously I used to open and slam the trunk about 10 times, leave it half open for a few minutes while it drained. Run a dehumidifier in the garage for a day after washing before driving, and get home and see water marks. The only thing that fixed it was switching to Meguiars Ultimate Wash and Wax Anywhere.
 

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I go ahead and open the trunk and the hood before I dry the car. That gives it some time to drain during the dry down time. Not saying that's the answer, but I don't have residual water drips later.
If you haven't tried one yet, get yourself a leaf blower and it will blow water out of the nooks and crannies that you can't get to.
 

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That was one of the first things that bugged me when we bought our 2016 Challenger. At first I tried using my leaf blower to force the water out, but it still dripped for hours.

Luckily this forum provided the answer to me...see the posts below.

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What Worked For Me
 

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I take mine for a short spin around the neighborhood right after rinsing. Most of the water drains off the problem areas and it "spin" dries the wheels too. Then I dry the entire vehicle.
 

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I do the same thing one to clean up the brake rotors and two to blow the remaining water out of the trunk.After I finish off the rear bumper with detail spray.
 

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I too take a short road trip. Come back and microfiber under edge of spoiler, then detail the rear end. I haven't put towel to paint to dry my car since I had it coated. A Guy
 
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