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Old 08-07-2005, 10:36 PM   #11
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Oh.. Just thought about it. Foote has a california water blade... I gotta get one. It sucks the water right off.
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Oh.. Just thought about it. Foote has a california water blade... I gotta get one. It sucks the water right off.
and Scratches paint............
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Dark cars are the best! Ya i know they are a pain in the *** to keep clean and it shows everything, but they do look beautiful when there cleaned and polished, best tip for a dark car is to wash it in the shade, early am is the best, and never when its super hot, always follow a wash with a quick coat of polish if your picky llike me, also you don need soap unless its really dirty, i usally just spray my car down with water take the nozzle off and run water over the areas thats im washing with my 100% cloth, and keep running the water,(the water bill gets kinda high but i live at home so its not a big deal), if your doing it bucket stylke with soap use 2 buckets one with the soapy water and the other just plain water, use the plain water to clean off the cloth between each section of the car before the next soap dunking, this will cut back on the collected dirt which is being removed. good luck and keeps the darks good.
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Oh.. Just thought about it. Foote has a california water blade... I gotta get one. It sucks the water right off.
and Scratches paint............
Never once have I had a scratch in any of my vehicles and my water blade is over a year old. I have used it on everything I have washed in that time span. Never have left a scratch in the paint from the blade. I will be replacing it soon as some of the silicon has started to cloud up inside from it'* age, but I will replace it, not just throw it out.
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i use the mr clean autowash pro and i love it. it say sno drying but their spots where i have to dry. bu ti hav eno other option on where to wash i dont have a hose at my house so i got my moms.
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Oh.. Just thought about it. Foote has a california water blade... I gotta get one. It sucks the water right off.
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Never once have I had a scratch in any of my vehicles and my water blade is over a year old. I have used it on everything I have washed in that time span. Never have left a scratch in the paint from the blade. I will be replacing it soon as some of the silicon has started to cloud up inside from it'* age, but I will replace it, not just throw it out.
I still dont trust it on my paint.....but i do use one on my windows
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I've got black and learned years ago, When you wash it...do one area..and as you move around the car..keep wetting the whole car. Never let it dry.

Then dry it all quick. Boom looks great
Thats what I do, but if I am not to tired, I wait till 10 or 1030 at night and wash it.
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i use the mr clean autowash pro and i love it. it say sno drying but their spots where i have to dry. bu ti hav eno other option on where to wash i dont have a hose at my house so i got my moms.
I have a water softener at the house... Love it to death...

Did the cousins bonneville and Montanna with Mothers Clay bar.... The Montanna looks better than showroom... Had it parked under the carport tho... A shady area would help if possible..

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I love having a black car but is kinda depressing that everytime I wash it i always see something I never saw b4. But I kept the car 100% wet never letting anything dry while I wash it then I let it sit for 2-5mins and dry it with my shammies.


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I too will never buy black again.
There is just too much contrast between my white and black.
The seems to never need washing and the black allways does.
You can't beat the shine of black though.....
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