California "Jelly" Blade

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by [dRu], Apr 21, 2009.

  1. [dRu]

    [dRu] Active Member

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    Has anyone ever tried one of these? I usually just dry my car with microfiber towels and don't really think running a squeegee across my car would be a good idea. One of my friends was trying to convince me that professional detailers use these :dunno:
     
  2. Labster

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    bad idea unless you're only gonna use them on windows. I'd stick with MFs or waffle weave MF to get the drying done.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Professional detailers who turn out swirl free cars DO NOT use blades to dry cars. Just because the hacks your friend knows charge for detailing, that doesn't make them truly "professional".
     
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    I just bought two waffle weave towels from Detailers Domain and damn :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:, they work very well.
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. He tried to argue that "if you really feel like you did a good car wash, you shouldn't be worried about running this over your car to get the water off" :hsugh:
     
  6. exceldetail

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    Not the $20.00 ones?
     
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    I use one when I wetsand to dry the panel and check for high/lows- that's it; but by that point the car has already been washed, clayed and washed again.
     
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    i use mine wth ONR. knocks all that stuff right off!
     
  10. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :werd: I actually really like those for windows, I carry one with me in the car instead of a traditional squeegee, mainly because it takes up less space (no handle). I wouldn't use one on the paint though.
     
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    i never had a problem with mine but my ex was using it on her car and she dropped it in the dirt and kept goin not washing it off fucking scratches lol at least not my car
     
  12. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Before reading this thread I would have told you I loved mine. I usually use it to get most of the water off and then go back with the Absorber for the rest (I'll be buying something else when I get around to doing another Autogeek order). I didn't realize it sratched/swirled the paint. My Trailblazer had 94k miles on it when I bought it so the paint was already swirled and I haven't had time for any real paint correction. I guess I'll stop using it on my C230, I've only washed it twice since I bought it though.
     
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    I wouldn't use mine on a "show car" finish, but on my DD with allready crap paint it's fine. They are GREAT for doing windows on the car and the house though :)
     
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    Toy, where in VC?
     
  15. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I use them and I turn out swirl free cars. As long as you know how to wash a car you will not create swirls. Ive been doing this long enough where washing is an art that not many can do. I have no issues with using it.
     

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