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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 01-19-2004, 06:04 PM   #11
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California water blade to dry it (yes, those things really work). Then a small hand-towel to finsish what the blade leaves behind.
Same as me.... that blade was one of the best things I did for my car....
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:08 PM   #12
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I have used the 'Absorber' ever since I bought my car. That thing is the BEST!!! Absorbs better than anything I've ever used, it'* strong as hell, and it'* washable. I can dry my car completely in less than 4 minutes.
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Give this link a shot:

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...835#post254835

I bought the Blade about a year ago, and I could never do without it.
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Whenever washing anything (dishes, hands, cars) the cleaning part doesn't come from the soap, it'* the friction, rubbing etc. Soap helps break down things, but you need a good brush and bucket IMHO.
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According to physics, Oxygen in the molecular buildup of water (H20) is the actual agent that does the cleaning. Soap just breaks up surface tension in water (ex. how a little tiny bug can float on the waters surface). Theoretically, you can clean you car or any surface it just plain water and just enough pressure to the surface.
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Theoretically, you can clean you car or any surface it just plain water and just enough pressure to the surface.
I've tried that a few times and it didn't work though. With a high pressure wand too.
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I saw a commercial for that Mr. Clean product. I don't know if I wanna try it.

Maybe Mr. Clean should stick to washing floors.
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Ive seen commercials for that product
I usually just go to the carwash, highpressure wash it, then highpressure soap, then highpressure rinse, only costs about 4 bucks, i pull out into the lot, and dry it off good..so it doesnt freeze...
In the summer time i use my Kratcher Pressure washer, works great, usually followed by a good drying then maybe a coat of wax....
But thats in the summer time, i figure if i wax the rust, it will slow down!
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I'm with PontiacDad: hard water. I sent off for the coupons, but I would be willing to try this "california blade" everyone is talking about. What is this and where can I get one?
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I'm with PontiacDad: hard water. I sent off for the coupons, but I would be willing to try this "california blade" everyone is talking about. What is this and where can I get one?
I bought mine from AutoZone for $19 There are some that are much MUCH cheaper, just look around auto stores. I just boght mine at a spur of the moment.


On a side note, I used nothing but a hose, water, and good wash cloth to get my maxima sparkling clean, and that car had little to no swirl marks.
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