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PropellerHead
03-10-2002, 03:04 PM
$19.97 for two different sizes @ Costco.

Any suggestions for use? Pressure... direction, etc?

Guest84
03-11-2002, 06:32 AM
I use it linear the the flow of the car, but sometimes not...doesn't really matter as long as you ensure that the blade is clean, doesn't hurt to give the surgical rubber a quick wipe with an alcohol wipe prior to use.

ism409
03-11-2002, 07:23 AM
WOW 2 different sizes? :yikes:
I assumed they only came in one size.. is the second size smaller?
This could come in handy..
If you have a digi cam could you post a picture of the two?
Thanks,
ism..

Chris330Ci
03-11-2002, 01:08 PM
I just bought one this weekend and am practicing on my old/current car before I pick up my 330 next Friday... :D

Guest84
03-11-2002, 01:14 PM
Just make sure you use it on a JUST WASHED car, I can remember a story about a guy that used it to clean the water off his car each time he drove it in the rain...rain water thrown up from the road, as well as what comes out of the sky, is very dirty, he had swirl city (linear marks) when he finally washed his car clean one day.

Water blades are controversial, in-d-haus put the question of water blade to the Griots Garage owner, he said he wouldn't use one on his car because of dragging something across the finish, but then again, whatever you put on your finish, be it Chamois, cotton towels, or water blades, are harmful on your finish if your finish is not clean, or your tool is not clean. :dunno:

Chris330Ci
03-11-2002, 01:25 PM
For my first time, I had pretty good results. My car is black, so that adds extra issues to worry about, but I managed to wash and blade it in the shade. I then made a couple pass overs with a synthetic (microfiber) chamois to get the places I missed or couldn't get with the CWB. I'm happy so far... :thumb:

ism409
03-11-2002, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Ripsnort

Water blades are controversial, in-d-haus put the question of water blade to the Griots Garage owner, he said he wouldn't use one on his car because of dragging something across the finish, but then again, whatever you put on your finish, be it Chamois, cotton towels, or water blades, are harmful on your finish if your finish is not clean, or your tool is not clean. :dunno:

Most people have a negative reaction to the water blade at first..
My thinking follows what rip said: if your finish is not clean..anything will scratch the surface. With proper procedure these things kick @ss!! :thumb:

PropellerHead
03-11-2002, 10:02 PM
could you post a picture of the two

Sorry the image server sux:
http://www.bimmerpower.net/images/h20blade.jpg

And my picture taking is a little sucky as well- I think the larger is 12" and the smaller is 10".

ism409
03-12-2002, 08:59 AM
pretty cool :thumb:
Thanks for the photos.. I believe I have the larger of the two...
yeah .. mine is 12 inches!!!:D