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After a rain or a car wash, there are water drip marks stretching down the door under the mirrors and door handles. This does not happen on my wife's 2018 or previous 2015. Is this normal?
 

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I have to carefully dry those areas of my X5 to avoid “drip marks.”
 

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After a rain or a car wash, there are water drip marks stretching down the door under the mirrors and door handles. This does not happen on my wife's 2018 or previous 2015. Is this normal?
I had this on my previous X3 and recently on my Audi Q5. So perhaps not abnormal.
 

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You need an air hose to blow out the mirror housing. I have a small air compressor with an air "trigger" on the hose and blow out the insides of the mirror housing. No drips. Many car washes in my area, where you manually vacuum the car, also have air hoses for that same purpose.
 

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I use my yard blower to blow off my cars, and bikes after washing Does a great job getting rid of the excess water in the crevasses. Then I just towel dry the drips if needed.
 

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I use my yard blower to blow off my cars, and bikes after washing Does a great job getting rid of the excess water in the crevasses. Then I just towel dry the drips if needed.
Now there's a smart man! I do the same with my ceramic coated 400 vert. I just use the hose and any stuff on the car just rolls off and then it is blown dry! Just like Joe's car wash!!:giggle::giggle:(y)
 

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I use my yard blower to blow off my cars, and bikes after washing Does a great job getting rid of the excess water in the crevasses. Then I just towel dry the drips if needed.
Great idea!
 

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I've been drying my vehicles with a blower for 2 decades. Just know that some people will stare at you and try to figure out what you are doing.
 
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