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Old 06-20-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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squeege to dry your car?

i just got home from work and saw my neighbor using a squeege to get most of the water off his car...this a good idea?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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There was another thread recently about this... as most people will tell you the water blades are not a good idea:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153416
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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i just got home from work and saw my neighbor using a squeege to get most of the water off his car...this a good idea?
Even cops know not to let someone squeegee a car
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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I love mine. Works great just DO NOT PRESS HARD. Just let it glide and remove the majority of the water. Been using them for years. Car looks great cleaned up.

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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Even cops know not to let someone squeegee a car
lmao okay thanks not using that just figured id ask
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #6
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Oh hell no! I used to use a squeege to dry my black truck a few years ago and one time there was a small rock or something on the surface and it made a big scratch on the hood. Might as well use a pocket knife.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #7
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Water blades do what they do well by cutting your paint.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:08 PM   #8
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never squeege!
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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I love mine. Works great just DO NOT PRESS HARD. Just let it glide and remove the majority of the water. Been using them for years. Car looks great cleaned up.

silver is the best possible color to have on a car in terms of hiding swirls. if your car were black you would see so many imperfections in your paint that it would make you vomit (since you use a squeegee).
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #10
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Anything moving against your paint with any pressure can leave a mark. Some will even tell you tags left on their buffing towls have left a mark.

I use a leaf blower. I have my car completely dry in a matter of a few minutes and nothing has touched the paint. You also get the "hidden" water in your side markers, tail plate, door sills, etc.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #11
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I use a leaf blower.
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Gets the water out of the mirrors, door jams, body seems etc etc

Then....use a waffle weave drying towel from a good on line detailing outlet. While you are drying, use a quality quick detailer to lubricate the surface.

I wouldn't use a water blade to dry my lawn mower.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:24 PM   #12
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silver is the best possible color to have on a car in terms of hiding swirls. if your car were black you would see so many imperfections in your paint that it would make you vomit (since you use a squeegee).
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Gets the water out of the mirrors, door jams, body seems etc etc

Then....use a waffle weave drying towel from a good on line detailing outlet. While you are drying, use a quality quick detailer to lubricate the surface.

I wouldn't use a water blade to dry my lawn mower.
Right on. Forced air, quality waffle weave towels. That's the way to go.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #13
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I hate when people say silver hides swirls. It is more that they have no idea what to look for, I can spot a defect in both my silver vehicles without using any special lights,tools and what not.

What should be said is that swirls are more visible in black to the un-trained eye.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:56 PM   #14
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leaf blower, good idea. I have been using an air chuck with my compressor.
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