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Old 09-20-2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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If you get annoyed by the dibble of water coming out from behind your tail lights after washing your car, consider drilling a small drain hole at the base of the light opening in the rear fascia. I did this on my C6 years ago .... but just recently replaced the tail lights so thought I'd snap a pic and share. I know that seals are available, but this is 'free' and very effect.
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or just pull out your electric leaf blower and blow the water out from behind the light ...
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or just pull out your electric leaf blower and blow the water out from behind the light ...
That's what I do too but the weep hole is a good idea.

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or just pull out your electric leaf blower and blow the water out from behind the light ...
Or just don't use water....
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I just put my micro fibre cloth there and just let the cloth absorb the water, the issue I have is the constant drip from the mirrors a real PITA.
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I just put my micro fibre cloth there and just let the cloth absorb the water, the issue I have is the constant drip from the mirrors a real PITA.
Leaf blower on the mirrors, marker lights and emblems fixes all that too.

As for those who don't use water that might work for show cars but for the segment of Corvettes that live/work in the real world where cars actually get driven in the rain keeping them clean using only "water-less" methods is just not a viable option.

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Leaf blower on the mirrors, marker lights and emblems fixes all that too.

As for those who don't use water that might work for show cars but for the segment of Corvettes that live/work in the real world where cars actually get driven in the rain keeping them clean using only "water-less" methods is just not a viable option.
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Or just don't use water in the conventional sense. I use a no-rinse system and never have dribbles of water. Anywhere. Never a water spot. Anywhere. I can wash the car in my garage any time. Only use two buckets of water for rinsing out the mitt. So I guess I'm saving the Earth too.
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Or just don't use water....
Easy to do if you have a garage queen that only sees shows!
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Easy to do if you have a garage queen that only sees shows!
I use waterless wash. Saved my car during the California drought when water washing was outlawed.

I'm not sure I'd drill holes my car; I try not to get annoyed over water drips. Bird poop, that annoys me.
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or just pull out your electric leaf blower and blow the water out from behind the light ...
This ^^.
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or just pull out your electric leaf blower and blow the water out from behind the light ...
I don't have a "leaf blower," I let the wind blow them around.

Leaf blowers have to be one of the most worthless ideas layed on the American public since bottled water.
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Gas-powered leaf blowers are against the law around here.
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Gas-powered leaf blowers are against the law around here.
Never use a gas blower. The exhaust will get cycled through the machine and blow onto your car. Really nasty with two cycle engines.

I use an electric blower from Autogeek that filters the air so no crap gets applied under pressure while drying the car. Blowers are great for getting the water out from mirrors, marker lights, tail lights, wheels and lug nut cavities, weatherstripping, etc.
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Cordless blower works great.
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or just pull out your electric leaf blower and blow the water out from behind the light ...
Another reason I love my Air Compressor in the ol garagemahal ..
gets water out of all the nooks and crannys ....
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Another reason I love my Air Compressor in the ol garagemahal ..
gets water out of all the nooks and crannys ....
as long as you have an inline dryer/filter and regularly drain the condensation from your tank.
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I don't have a "leaf blower," I let the wind blow them around.

Leaf blowers have to be one of the most worthless ideas layed on the American public since bottled water.
You don't have 340' of two lane concrete driveway lined by oak trees you have to maintain or you would feel very, very different.

I own both electric and gas lawn blowers and they get used extensively managing my 4.25 acres surrounding my house.
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You don't have 340' of two lane concrete driveway lined by oak trees you have to maintain or you would feel very, very different.

I own both electric and gas lawn blowers and they get used extensively managing my 4.25 acres surrounding my house.
I have a small yard and plenty of trees on my 8 acres, and I sit on the porch drinking wine while the wind blows the leaves around. Does a pretty good job.


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Easy to do if you have a garage queen that only sees shows!
My car has had 13k miles put on it in a year and a half. Took it on a 4000 mile road trip this past Christmas from Texas to Cali and back. No garage queen here.
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