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Old 03-17-2008, 12:34 AM
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Default chamios = bad for paint

:rolleyes: Hey all your detailing freaks.... lol i'm one of them....

I recently got rid of my age old habit of chamios my car after a wash.

instead I just wet the chamios, softly run it over the large areas to soak up most of the water, then I use a soft detailing towel, and no streaks either.

It may take longer, but just have about 3 to 5 towels handy, you'll be amazed how soft your paint feels after. The traditional chamios dry takes away the top layer of the wax you pain stakinly applied.

PM me if you have any comments/ suggestions.

Cheers from Down Under

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Old 03-17-2008, 05:36 PM
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What about the water blade?

Basically it's a soft "blade" that acts like a squegee for the body of the car?
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:15 AM
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Water blades aren't a great idea because all it takes is one grit of sand and you're doomed.

Normal chamois will indeed strip a little bit of wax off your car, but no more so than the wash you just gave it.

Synthetic chamois, however, do not pose this problem. :)
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:43 AM
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Ive been using one of the Absorber's (brand Name) for over 10 years.
They dont scratch at least as far as I can tell..all I do is wring it out when im done with it and put it back in it's tube that it comes in..:)
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:25 PM
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I used to use the Absorber, but i've been using an ultra plush microfiber drying towel for the past 3 years
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:08 AM
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ive been detailing for a little over 15 years now, i use a standard chamois to do the initial wipe down of the car, starting from top to bottom, ring it out, keep going. Then i take a white terry cloth towel to wipe the rest along with the jams. Works great for me
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:03 PM
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I always dry the windows first, kinda paranoid about water spots
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:38 PM
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if you use white vineager it takes off the water spots. both from windows and paint.
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Originally Posted by matt j View Post
if you use white vineager it takes off the water spots. both from windows and paint.
Negative....I detailed my boys car two weeks ago, a black Crown Vic, and he had water spots from hell all over the car. I was able to get the one's on the body off during my polishing steps but the one's on the windows were bullet proof. I tried everything from White Vinegar to a PC/4" yellow pad/HiTemp Extreme cut leveler.....they laughed at me:madr:
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