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Hi guys,

So I currently use a chamois to dry my car and I hate it, even though it is natural it still leaves lint behind and it streaks the car.

I was on the weather tech website and i saw they have a water blade http://www.weathertech.com/techcare/waterblade/ I was wondering if anyone has used these before or if it would be suitable to dry the entire car with?

Let me know what you guys think, and i feel their price of $25 is a little expensive for some silicone.

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What car care products do you for your car? and what works the best? Pics?
 

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That ^^ Otherwise, get a few microfiber towels, soak them, wring them out, and use those instead. Water blades are definitely very dangerous to the paint
 

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you can always check out an automotive detailing forum and see what the professionals have to say, being something as basic and necessary as that is, i'm sure they have a number of threads covering how best to wash you car.
 

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That's a great idea ^ Also check out YouTubers. My personal favourite is Larry from AmmoNYC. Very very information filled, it's great
 

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Never an issue here with my waterblade. Been using on different cars for 12 years. Never an issue. I am sure there can be a problem but, same probability as anything else. After the blade, I get the rest of the water with a waffle weave
 

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I think some professional detailers pat the car dry, but that's with paint layed with some paint protection products which make it easier to dry in the first place. That way there's no chance or a very minimal chance you'll scratch the paint.
 

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I think some professional detailers pat the car dry, but that's with paint layed with some paint protection products which make it easier to dry in the first place. That way there's no chance or a very minimal chance you'll scratch the paint.
This MIGHT work if you have mineral free water otherwise its time consuming and your setting yourself up for water spotting.
 

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Water Blades, microfiber towel, chamois, etc etc. To me all of them are a waste of money. I had used all of them in the past. The best I found are good old fashion body towels (the thick Egyptian ones). I use Mr. Miyagi style of drying with two good towels for each hand. The right hand to use the initial dry off then followed right after with the left hand. I start with drying the car with this order by section: roof, front windshield, hood, rear windshield, trunk, rear, passenger side, front bumper, and lastly driver side. Once the towels are dirty, I use the sanitary wash with liquid fabric softener. Drys nicely everytime without streaks or water marks. This is coming from an old fart (mid 40s) and been doing this for the last 20 years. LOL

Dry left, Dry right per section until it is dry, then to the next section and repeating the process.
 

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That's a good way of doing it. I typically leave the bottom half until the end and use a different drying towel though. Just my particular preference I guess
 

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Water Blades, microfiber towel, chamois, etc etc. To me all of them are a waste of money. I had used all of them in the past. The best I found are good old fashion body towels (the thick Egyptian ones). I use Mr. Miyagi style of drying with two good towels for each hand. The right hand to use the initial dry off then followed right after with the left hand. I start with drying the car with this order by section: roof, front windshield, hood, rear windshield, trunk, rear, passenger side, front bumper, and lastly driver side. Once the towels are dirty, I use the sanitary wash with liquid fabric softener. Drys nicely everytime without streaks or water marks. This is coming from an old fart (mid 40s) and been doing this for the last 20 years. LOL

Dry left, Dry right per section until it is dry, then to the next section and repeating the process.
That's all part of the unfortunate side to any industry where good money can be made, all sorts of products show up that not always factor in everything and is made with those certain things in mind.

But to someone like me looking for a wish wash at the local coin-op, water blades make drying a breeze. Since I lease, I could care less about minor scratches.
 

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Life made easy at that point ! But that's true.. if I were leasing something, I would be using water blades all day. But because I don't.. microfiber waffle weaves, and compressed air lol
 

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Life made easy at that point ! But that's true.. if I were leasing something, I would be using water blades all day. But because I don't.. microfiber waffle weaves, and compressed air lol
Exactly , me too but instead of compressed air I use. Dedicated leaf blower.
 

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Leaf blowers definitely do work as well, once it dedicated strictly for that. I either use my mini compressor, or the metro vac n blo
 

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If I had a house that's what I would do, get a blower, air compressor if I was a DIY'er since there's a ton of great tools you can hook up to those, hence why it's religiously used in shops.
 
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