Heated Air Motorcycle Drying
So many of you ask me “Does the Air Shammy motorcycle dryer have heated air?”. Well the easy answer to this is “Of course it does!”. But let me explain what I mean by that. We tested many blower/motor designs in order to engineer the best motorcycle dryer we could. One of our design goals was to provide warm – but not hot- air in order to dry away any water molecules that were left after the water has been blown off the surface. Some of the motors produced too much heat which would have potentially harmed your paint. Some produced too little air and then did not give us the warm air we were looking for.
As you read on, you will find out that another design goal was quick drying. So we had to balance warm air with quick drying. After a lot of prototype designs, we arrived at our present design which balances warm air with quick drying. Our Air is also filtered using two 20PPI foam filters (yes you can remove these and wash them). We did not want any stuff entering the blower and then being shot out at a high force onto the paint or chrome.
For you technical bikers, we warm the air to about 25 degrees F over ambient temperature (air temperature where you are using the blower). So you can see that the air is warm enough to do the job without harming your paint. By the way, if you are from Canada, I have no idea what that translates to in Celsius!
Some have questioned the heating of the air we do and want it to be hotter. Remember that you are drying water on a painted surface. An excessive amount of heat will not be a good thing for your expensive paint. The heat we gain comes only from the electric motor as the air passes over the motor before exiting the blower tube and nozzle. We do not use an auxiliary heater since this could cause the paint to bubble and damage. The 25 degree increase of air is from ambient temperature. If you are drying in the winter in 40F temperature, then you can expect about 65F coming out of the nozzle. Please allow 5 or so minutes for the motor to heat up and warm the air.