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jus_sum_guy
04-29-2004, 02:34 PM
So what's everyone's weapon of choice when it comes to drying u're car?? Whether it be paper towels, newpapers, toilet paper, leather chamie ( sp? ), whatever. What works the best??

Gspotracer
04-29-2004, 03:16 PM
I use a California Water Blade

xDiMSuMx
04-29-2004, 03:21 PM
windshield wiper and old shirts haha

jus_sum_guy
04-29-2004, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by Gspotracer
I use a California Water Blade


Never heard of it :dunno:

1badPT
04-29-2004, 03:39 PM
A lot of people have had success with that Mr. Clean car wash thing - but I'm just going on word of mouth - I've never used it myself. Apparently it removes all impurities from the water while you wash your car so you just let it air dry and that supposedly gives you a spot/streak free shine :dunno:

Gspotracer
04-29-2004, 04:03 PM
Its a latex blade that you use like a squeegee, just run it over your car after washing & touch it up with a chamie. Its really quick & works great.:)

richardchan2002
04-29-2004, 04:07 PM
Hey, that sounds like a good idea. Where can I get a California Water Blade?

jus_sum_guy
04-29-2004, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by richardchan2002
Hey, that sounds like a good idea. Where can I get a California Water Blade?


Good question

Gspotracer
04-29-2004, 04:13 PM
You can buy one @ Canadian Tire, for about $35.

ZorroAMG
04-29-2004, 05:04 PM
Cali Water Blade and Chamois.

NickGT
04-29-2004, 05:21 PM
Bought the Mr. Clean Car wash kit. It kicks so much ass and saves so much time drying. However - I still dry certain areas of my car with a chamois because even Mr. Clean isn't perfect (damn near close though). Mostly area's where water may drip off something, like the spoiler onto the trunk, or around the licence plate onto the rear bumper...

Moe Man
04-29-2004, 05:42 PM
after i wash my car i left it dry in the grage of a while buy its self and then touch up with chamie

bigboom
04-29-2004, 05:48 PM
i use my california water blade and my abosorber cloth...works like a charm

GT2NV
04-29-2004, 06:27 PM
miracle chamois is the best thing to use on your paint:)

Gspotracer
04-30-2004, 11:29 AM
If you have a black or dark colored car the Water Blade tends to leave streaks, or even scratches if your car is still a bit dirty, so be careful:thumbsup:

EK 2.0
04-30-2004, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by bigboom
i use my california water blade and my abosorber cloth...works like a charm


Thats what the Cyclone gets and it works great...

habsfan
04-30-2004, 02:16 PM
i just use a chamois of unknown origin

Mckenzie
04-30-2004, 02:36 PM
I try not to run anything along the surface of my car....I just use deerfoot trail to dry off. I also have that califrnia blade and it works alright.

Ridelikeme
04-30-2004, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by habsfan
i just use a chamois of unknown origin


what? when your washing your parents car... sweet

ZorroAMG
04-30-2004, 04:13 PM
LOL At least he has a car to dry off, slick.

freeeked
04-30-2004, 04:51 PM
I go to a wand car wash that has spot free rinse. I think it uses the same principle as the Mr Clean and its a bit cheaper. Then air dry at speed. (under the speed limit of course)

jus_sum_guy
04-30-2004, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Gspotracer
If you have a black or dark colored car the Water Blade tends to leave streaks, or even scratches if your car is still a bit dirty, so be careful:thumbsup:

Just my luck, i've got a black car. Does that squeege work over graphics?? Think i might invest in it if it does

eb0i
05-01-2004, 02:49 AM
I use a Simoniz Microfiber towel. Works very well for me.

Boostn
05-02-2004, 01:52 PM
TORO leaf blower. Air dry the car, that way there's no need to touch the paint surface and potentially scratch it.

Scat
05-02-2004, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by Boostn
TORO leaf blower. Air dry the car, that way there's no need to touch the paint surface and potentially scratch it.


:eek: you use a leaf blower?
thats crazy. I'm sure it works well though.

05-02-2004, 07:22 PM
If your rich get some meguires cleaning cloths, many times, most cant be found in calgary, but theres always the internet..

there microfiber cloth is the best for detailing.

CivicDXR
05-02-2004, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by bigboom
i use my california water blade and my abosorber cloth...works like a charm

:werd:

I use the exact 2 products...

djfob
05-02-2004, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by freeeked
I go to a wand car wash that has spot free rinse. I think it uses the same principle as the Mr Clean and its a bit cheaper. Then air dry at speed. (under the speed limit of course)

yep this is what I do...too lazy to hand dry:D

Hash_man
05-02-2004, 10:17 PM
I used to use the Cali blade, and a chamois, but I just picked up the MR. clean shit, and its awesome!! :thumbsup: :clap: .. Especially having a really dark coloured car, it makes my life so much easier, and makes the car look super clean.

sleeper
05-02-2004, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by ZorroAMG
Cali Water Blade and Chamois.

Me too then drive the car around the block and chamois again for a perfect wash and dry no spots :thumbsup:

nismodrifter
05-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by sleeper


Me too then drive the car around the block and chamois again for a perfect wash and dry no spots :thumbsup:

drive around then dry again? that doesn't sound good...

Drive around - get dust/dirt/crap/fine particles on car
Dry again - Now you are scrubbing all those dirt/crap/particles back into your paint, pretty much like rubbing sandpaper on your car.....

bigboom
05-03-2004, 09:52 AM
yeah you dont wanna be driving around getting particles on your car then drying it...you will scratch the car.

thats why i dont like the idea of a leaf blower either...you are blowing all that stuff on your car :dunno:

hyperwhite
05-03-2004, 09:56 AM
i use the absorber. that thing is the shit. it could soak up a damn swimming pool!

ZorroAMG
05-03-2004, 10:14 AM
I have the absorber too but it is a definite POS in comparison to a real deer hide chamois. All the synthetic ones are BS compared to a real one, trust me on this as I wash my car more than most people, have a black car and am quite particular to how I dry it. With a white car, it will be dry, but you won't see the slight watermarks it leaves behind like on a black car..