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Imola Ed
01-20-2002, 05:42 PM
I ask because I just got done washing my car. I currently use a synthetic chamois, but it's kind of a pain. Not one swirl mark though...

I'm sure this has been asked before, so I apologize for asking again if so.

Make you look, though!

ALEX325i
01-20-2002, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Imola Ed
I ask because I just got done washing my car. I currently use a synthetic chamois, but it's kind of a pain. Not one swirl mark though...

I'm sure this has been asked before, so I apologize for asking again if so.

Make you look, though!

California Water Blade/Chamois...

awd330
01-20-2002, 06:10 PM
I also use a California Water Blade followed by a 100% terry cloth towel to pick up the few remaining drops.

I used an "Absorber" towel in the past, but I find that the water blade produces better results.

alee
01-20-2002, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Imola Ed
I ask because I just got done washing my car. I currently use a synthetic chamois, but it's kind of a pain. Not one swirl mark though...


P21S Drying Towel. Awesome! :thumb:

in_d_haus
01-20-2002, 07:08 PM
I lick my car dry... :D Ok, not really.

Natural Chamois.

Imola Ed
01-20-2002, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by alee


P21S Drying Towel. Awesome! :thumb:

That looks a lot like the artificial chamois I'm using now. I'll get one and check it out. I may get a water blade too just to compare. I'll test it on my current car (read: guinea pig) so I know what's best for my M3.

Thanks!

alee
01-20-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by Imola Ed

That looks a lot like the artificial chamois I'm using now. I'll get one and check it out.

Just be sure to wash it with warm water once before using and it'll work great!

-Al

Imola Ed
01-20-2002, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
I lick my car dry... :D

I'm just glad noone said "I use paper towels, why? And if there's a tough spot, I just spray a little windex on it and scrub really hard!"

Wingboot
01-20-2002, 07:46 PM
I use my wife’s silk panties. They are so soft that they never scratch the paint. ---o-O-o---;)

Plaz
01-20-2002, 07:58 PM
I just either:

1) Use paper towels. And if there's a tough spot, I just spray a little windex on it and scrub really hard. :confused:

or

2) Go through a cheap machine wash and let the minimum wage wash staff dry and scratch sand into my paint with dirty towels, after which I tip them generously. :cry:

Of course, this is with my current beater. Once I get my bimmer, those days are over. http://www.smilies4u.de/gfx/happy/smilies4u.de-185.gif

johnlew
01-20-2002, 08:17 PM
California Water Blade and Absorber

ict330xi
01-20-2002, 08:20 PM
Me 2. Cal blade and Absorber

debaser330ci
01-20-2002, 08:25 PM
i just bought a whole bunch of microfiber towels from http://www.yosteve.com i used to use synthetic chamois that i bought at target, but i found that it was producing marring in my zaino finish. it appeared to not be swirl marks as we're used to talking about, but it was just in the top coat of the finish. i haven't tried the MF towels on the outside yet (too cold and snowy here) but they work great on the inside, and everyone on the autopia forum all swear by them. check 'em out!

GTI
01-20-2002, 09:28 PM
I use 100% Supima Cotton towels. Bath size.

(PS. debaser330ci: are U an autopian?? 8-)

Kaz
01-20-2002, 10:33 PM
Used to be 3 cotton towels in different states of dryness, but I've gone back to Absorber and a single cotton towel.

Guest84
01-21-2002, 06:52 AM
California Water blade, then synthetic Chamois.

ayn
01-21-2002, 07:30 AM
California Water Blade followed by Absorber.

--Andrew

ff
01-21-2002, 07:30 AM
I fart on it, and the extreme heat and wind displacement blows it dry. OK seriously, though, I just use a simple bath towel. They're cheap, soft, and fluffy. And they can be washed with all the rest of my laundry.

Clem
01-21-2002, 08:43 AM
California Water Blade/Chamois and The Absorber for the cracks and crevices.

ashecnc
01-21-2002, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Plaz 330i
I just either:

1) Use paper towels. And if there's a tough spot, I just spray a little windex on it and scrub really hard. :confused:

or

2) Go through a cheap machine wash and let the minimum wage wash staff dry and scratch sand into my paint with dirty towels, after which I tip them generously. :cry:

Of course, this is with my current beater. Once I get my bimmer, those days are over. http://www.smilies4u.de/gfx/happy/smilies4u.de-185.gif

haha, whats your current beater? :tsk: lol, I also do my beater same way, it looks a lot better afterwards too :eek: :thumb:

debaser330ci
01-21-2002, 09:38 AM
....yup, i am an autopian!

God Bless America and Clean Cars!

Joose
01-21-2002, 10:11 AM
Whats this California Water Blade?

Guest84
01-21-2002, 10:12 AM
It is surgical rubber with a handle, wipes the water off clean.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/rodi/ac20002.html

ism409
01-21-2002, 10:15 AM
I use a California water blade then P21S Drying Towel.. :thumb:

Ben Chou
01-21-2002, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by Imola Ed
I ask because I just got done washing my car. I currently use a synthetic chamois, but it's kind of a pain. Not one swirl mark though...

I'm sure this has been asked before, so I apologize for asking again if so.

Make you look, though!

I use a Synthetic chamois also. Why do you think it is a pain?

Plaz
01-21-2002, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by CCs328Ci
haha, whats your current beater?

'93 MX-6 with very f'd up paint. :)