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This is a discussion on Sometimes i hate black within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; This guys uses the blade too. Not a scratch on the car, FLAWLESS paint. Picture doesn't do justice but he ...

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    This guys uses the blade too. Not a scratch on the car, FLAWLESS paint. Picture doesn't do justice but he has won many car shows. Like it rolled off the factory floor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slikws6 View Post
    If you are rubbing the paint with anything it will scratch it.

    Leaf Blower no touch
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    +1 on the leaf blower , there's no rag or wipe type cloth that can dry this good and dry all the gap area around tail light,trunk gap,hood gap
    at first i thought (f**king crazy) but just try it!!
    Drys so fast no water spots on wheels or anywhere!!
    Just curious on what kind and how powerful the leaf blower is you guys are using?

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    Leaf blower makes sense but at the same time, if you don't have a dust free area that your blowing your screwed. Then you will be doing it twice, once to dry, once to get all the dust that you blew onto the car, off. I will stick with my blade, so far so good. But opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink

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    Well i am now using the blade on the area i can, and wiping the other areas off..

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    What can't you get at? I can do the ENTIRE car except for the hood scoop. I can do the entire spoiler, fog lights all that good shit. Well I can't get my grill I guess but I don't really worry about my grill, I use a lint free cloth like my hood scoop.
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    Detailing experts on the Autogeek forum pretty much share my view on the waterblade. (but I'm sure none of them know anything right?)
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...html#post14764
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...squeegees.html

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    I tried the waterblade once. I threw it in the trash after using it once.
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    PEOPLE ARE ON CRACK, if you think the Waffle weave will beat the blade. Wiping a towel (don't care how soft it is) compared to wiping with rubber is not going to be any better. Mine has not left one scratch, and had it recommended by MULTIPLE detailers. You guys can do what you want, I will do what I want, I have 2 trophies (granted not 1st place, a 3rd and 2nd place) at car shows. That Z06 has won numerous times (1st place) I think it works just fine. Not a chance in hell of scratching a car unless its filthy to begin with. I have used almost everything except the Waffle Weave but looks just like other shit I have used before. Only thing I would try that I haven't is a blower, but howdy dust, not my cup of tea considering dust scratches paint.

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    The blower I use is a echo 190 mph and it has a ext on the blow tube.
    I just remove that ext and the tube is only a foot long.


    Also you just washed the car and the ground is soaked so the dust is at bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    PEOPLE ARE ON CRACK, if you think the Waffle weave will beat the blade.
    Are you a professional detailer?
    Care to explain why they tend to recommend NOT using the blade?


    Use what you like.
    I refuse to use the blower, the cali duster, or the blade on my paint.
    Sonus waffleweave towels. And you guys have seen my car.

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    I myself do not detail cars. I have 3 buddies that do though. Well only 1 does now, since the other two moved on to better things. Like I said, I have not used the Waffle, but used things just like it. Granted they may be a little different, and did not work as good as I can work the blade. Your car does look good Mr. Luos, I will not deny that. And on to the blower, wetting the ground sounds like it could work, thought about that last night. Might give it a try, you never know.....

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    The waffle weave towels...

    Get them from autogeek, or get the Sonus ones from autopia.
    The ones you can get at VatoZone aren't really any good.

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    I am painting my car black next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    Ok 2 question here..

    I have a black SS, and my first question is, i hand wash my car, i am very careful about cleaning, i try to get a new brush after a few cleans, i always wash it off, and spray it each time i re soap it, anyways, i have ALOT of little fine scratches that u can see really good at night, should i like wash it like REALLY good, and wax it, or should i get a place to buff the car.
    It looks like a lot of people are answering question 2 for you, so I will address question 1.

    Are you really using a BRUSH to wash your car? What are the bristles made of? Hopefully, not plastic. In my humble opinion, a brush will definitely leave tiny scratches in the clear coat. I use a wash mitt that has a very deep nap and is made from cotton. That way, any dirt it happens to pick up gets trapped in the nap and doesn't rub against the paint. I also don't use a lot of pressure when washing the car so I don't inadvertently grind something into the paint.

    There are some good tips on Zaino's web site for washing and drying cars to avoid scratches. www.zainostore.com They are a sponsor of this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I am painting my car black next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Are you a professional detailer?
    Care to explain why they tend to recommend NOT using the blade?


    Use what you like.
    I refuse to use the blower, the cali duster, or the blade on my paint.
    Sonus waffleweave towels. And you guys have seen my car.
    I'm with Mr. Lous on this one. You must have never owned a Black car and used a water blade. The blade is dangerous. It will leave a ton of vertical and horizontal scratch's.

    Come on, ask me how I know. Plus don't you just love how when your drying your car and all of the sudden you hit a brief dry spot and it rips the blade right out of your hand. Yeah that's all fun and games when you have the all gummy blade, but what about the first gen blades that had the plastic on handle. Yeah its about just as much fun as all the scratch's you put into your car from using the damn thing.

    Stick with what Mr. Lous said. Use either the Sonus waffle weave towels, or 100% USA cotton towel such as Fieldcrest.

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    My brother got me into using a lambskin chamois. Get it nice and soaked and it dries the car very well. No streaks or water spots.

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    the only thing that will 100% not scratch your car is a leaf blower, not only does it dry the car but it allows you to get into all the little crevices(sp?) that towels cannot get into. I dry the car as best as possible with the leaf blower than use the large microfiber drying towel. Never had a problem, however, no matter what you do, you will ALWAYS get some swirl marks.

    Someone can correct me if im wrong but i was told that the only true way to minimalize swirl marks is to NOT wax the car, only glaze it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    the only thing that will 100% not scratch your car is a leaf blower, not only does it dry the car but it allows you to get into all the little crevices(sp?) that towels cannot get into. I dry the car as best as possible with the leaf blower than use the large microfiber drying towel. Never had a problem, however, no matter what you do, you will ALWAYS get some swirl marks.

    Someone can correct me if im wrong but i was told that the only true way to minimalize swirl marks is to NOT wax the car, only glaze it.
    DO NOT TO USE A GAS POWERED LEAF BLOWER! I've heard they spit oil drops out with the air. Electric ONLY!

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