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Old 11-17-2007, 11:09 PM   #31
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well every one has there own opinion on things, but its funny when the avid detailers of the forum (and are members of detailing forums) say to use something that has been proven to work....like the blower

i was just sharing my direct experiences with using a waterblade and the damage that it caused....

at the end of the day......i like my Absorber
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well every one has there own opinion on things, but its funny when the avid detailers of the forum (and are members of detailing forums) say to use something that has been proven to work....like the blower

i was just sharing my direct experiences with using a waterblade and the damage that it caused....

at the end of the day......i like my Absorber
my guess, would be that the blade maybe caused a scratch because of dirt. i have been using mine for about 4-5 years now. it has never once caused a scratch. i love that thing.
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That'* good for you if you haven't had any scratches. But I would prefer to be cautious considering I have a black car. Not only is there a chance of dirt getting under the blade and being rubbed across the paint, but I have found my clear is pretty easy to marr, so the blade alone would probably be bad news for my car.

To me the best is still "sheeting" the water followed by the leaf blower. I actually did this a few days ago without even using a towel, and drove to the store immediately after finishing and the remaining water droplets were gone before I hit the end of the street.
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but, if you wash your car, there should be no dirt. but theres nothing wrong with caution.

and i do like the leaf blower idea. ive never heard of that before. ill have to try that.
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I've never had a scratch from the blade, nor has anyone else here.

Where'* the dirt come from in a blower?


Ummmm.....is there an intake? Does it have a FILTER? Is there anything in the blower itself that COULD come downstream to the outlet?
Actually my blower does have a filter. and unless I am blowing my car dry on a dirt road then I don't really worry about particles.
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You know what, I must be out of touch, I have both items below and I haven't used them yet. I still use the old fashion shamy (sp).



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but, if you wash your car, there should be no dirt. but theres nothing wrong with caution.

and i do like the leaf blower idea. ive never heard of that before. ill have to try that.
"Should" is the key word there. No matter what you are assured that there is a chance that there is a piece of dirt on your car after washing it. You probably could dislodge something during rinsing or whatever. Or maybe you just happened to miss a spot.
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Did a wash and dry with the leaf blower yesterday. Then a blot dry with the WW towel.

Also detailed the new tires to remove the protection over spray and apply the Zaino tire dressing.

Another tip I highly recommend is to apply 303 Aerospace protectorant on the door weather stripping. I do this after every other wash.
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