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Old 09-18-2010, 04:16 PM
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Thanks for that info bro!
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I have a rotary buffer and some Meguiars Swirl X so, once I get my new double din in, I'll be do just that thanks.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:58 PM
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some car washes still use brushes?? is this wash stuck in the 80's??
I work at a dealership with a service center. and i wash cars. We use brushes. You should see the swirls in some of the cars we wash often. It's great how the clear coat gets raped. I think i washed my truck once right after i started and now it's strictly hand washes.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:12 AM
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yeah that sucks. Jacks carwash is the worst around here cuz they have the rotary mops AND they have guys that dry the vehicle as soon as it comes out of the tunnel and the towels they use are horrible. Theyre like glorified shop rags. Its clearcoat suicide to go to Jacks carwash
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:33 AM
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here are the results of 2 years worth of carwash uses:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/clean...tml#post200134
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:33 AM
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After a 2000$ a pot wax job, here's the results of what damages your paint the most.

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZjWkB_q2lE[/YT]
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:58 PM
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That squeegee fucked it up... I would NEVER use a squeegee on my vehicles... it don't make any sense... and that's the first time i've ever seen it done. heard of it, but its dumb. They should have done a 4th with towels instead of the squeegee so you could actually see how a normal "hand job" looks.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:07 PM
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I have used that jelly blade before with good success... it's all in how you wash the vehicle, if the vehicle is not washed properly, and then rinsed off multiple times, the grit on the paint will stay and get rubbed in with whatever you use (whether it's a towel or a jelly blade like that). Bottom line is there is a method to using one as well, and keeping it in a bucket with dirty water and not cleaning it after every swipe is not one of them...

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:14 PM
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Umm Ive been using the California water blade to dry mine and have never even come close to having any issues like that whatsoever. In fact its the other way around.
Last year I got like 90% of my truck repainted and ever since then I use a combination of the CWB along with a clean ultra plush microfiber towel to dry it and I have had next to no issues with swirls, clearcoat scratches, or anything like that.

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I have used that jelly blade before with good success... it's all in how you wash the vehicle, if the vehicle is not washed properly, and then rinsed off multiple times, the grit on the paint will stay and get rubbed in with whatever you use (whether it's a towel or a jelly blade like that). Bottom line is there is a method to using one as well, and keeping it in a bucket with dirty water and not cleaning it after every swipe is not one of them...
exactly. Before i use the blade I go super anal and wash it with alittle soap and scrub it then rinse it off.. A dirty towel will screw up the clearcoat more

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Old 09-21-2010, 02:16 PM
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Umm Ive been using the California water blade to dry mine and have NEVER even come close to having ANY issues like that whatsoever. In fact its the other way around.
Last year I got like 90% of my truck repainted and ever since then I use a combination of the CWB along with a clean ultra plush microfiber towel to dry it and I have had next to no issues with swirls, clearcoat scratches, or anything like that.
whats the 10% that didnt get painted?
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:27 PM
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the roof, mirrors and grill surround basically lol
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:01 PM
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After a 2000$ a pot wax job, here's the results of what damages your paint the most.

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZjWkB_q2lE[/YT]
thats interesting but id like to see a touchless car wash tested because thats the only kind of car wash i will take my rigs through.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:48 PM
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Umm Ive been using the California water blade to dry mine and have never even come close to having any issues like that whatsoever. In fact its the other way around.
Last year I got like 90% of my truck repainted and ever since then I use a combination of the CWB along with a clean ultra plush microfiber towel to dry it and I have had next to no issues with swirls, clearcoat scratches, or anything like that.



exactly. Before i use the blade I go super anal and wash it with alittle soap and scrub it then rinse it off.. A dirty towel will screw up the clearcoat more
yeah. i use a california water blade on probably 60 cars a day after we run the brushes over them. to say it's bad for them is retarded...
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:28 PM
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yeah. i use a california water blade on probably 60 cars a day after we run the brushes over them. to say it's bad for them is retarded...
brushes?? ewwww lol

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thats interesting but id like to see a touchless car wash tested because thats the only kind of car wash i will take my rigs through.
same here
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