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what do you think of "The Blade" or the "Origional California Water Blade"? I've never been pleasesd with Chamois and usually use compressed air to dry the car

 

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Ive always wondered how those work. Do they conform to the contours of the car?
 

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It looks like they work good I'm just hope it don't scratch
 

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elwesso said:
Ive always wondered how those work. Do they conform to the contours of the car?
To some extent they do. They're most efficient on flat areas such as hood, trunk, roof, sides, and glass. However, they're very soft and pliable and you can get *most* of the water drops off all areas making the chamois or towel work go much faster.
 

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like implants? :D

what about streaks like you sometimes get on glass with other squeegies ... umm(sp?) :D
 

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like implants? :D

what about streaks like you sometimes get on glass with other squeegies ... umm(sp?) :D
Yeah, just like fake titties :bouncy: :bouncy:. Not. Or more accurately, not anymore.

You spelling on squeegies is correct :) .

If you make sure the blade edges are clean, and use a steady, even pressure, there are rarely any streaks if ever.
 

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good to know, thanks

squeegie is a funny word, can't believe me spelled it right
 

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DOH! :D lol what lanugage is it any way? and whats the origin?

so the verb form would be squeege on squeegying.

I though about gettin one through Summit
 

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Cedar Rapids has like three wally worlds :D I guess I've never noticed them there.
 

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I've used one quite a few times....They work really well and you do have to towel dry afterwords but it really makes it easier!
 

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I couldn't even wash a car anymore with out one of these. I work at a body shop and rental car place and detail alot of cars. If you know how to use it, you do not even really need a chamois. They don't even scratch fresh black paint.
 

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They work pretty good. If I happen to use one, I do to get most of the water off very quickly. It's great for that. But, I still run a cloth over the car... It does save lots of time. However, I did have one complaint and I just can't remember what it was.. Anybody else have any complaints? Maybe it'll ring a bell for me...
 

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I may have to make an investment in one. It would definitely reduce the amount of towels i have to use.
 

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I got one of those silly cone jobs for a gift. I don't use it, don't have to! Maybe because of all the S-100 I have on the car. I rinse it without a nozzle on the hose, and the water just pulls itself off. I rinse it so it's wet all over the panel, and like I said, the water seems to pull itself off. I can get by with just a hand towel. Are you guys blasting it with a nozzle???
 

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No nozzle....Works just the way you say. When the wax starts gettin' old I use the blade! Then a towel till I get the ambition to wax again!
 

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These might not scratch when they are new... but after a few uses if they aren't taken care of they will start micro marring the surface. That said i have one, and use it, but only when i'm drying a car i'm prepping to do a big job on. if i am going to be removing swirls anyway then a little marring doesn't matter, though once a car is detailed there is no need for one of these. With the right hose technique you can dry a car about 95% if it has a coat of wax.
 
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