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Old 12-27-2002, 07:53 PM   #1
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California Blade?



Anyone use these things to dry their car? How well do they work?I am concerned that they will scratch the paint. I have a black car.
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Old 12-28-2002, 01:14 AM   #2
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Hah, I have it. Well lets just say that it acts as a double edge sword. It can dry your car w/out scatching it, but at the same time it is possible for it to SCARTCH your paint.

I personally use it now to wipe the windows. The thing is, as you wipe your body panels w/the Cali WB, there are chances that tiny little particles of dirt or sand can fall on your body panels b/c of being outside or b/c the car wasn't cleaned/rinsed properly (or you did not clean the blade properly from previous use). So as you drag the blade, initially it'll dry the body panels w/out scratching the paint, but once dirt particles get trapped on the wiper blade, it's like dragging sand paper on your car

The trick is to have your garden hose handly and rinse the blade after wiping each section. But now I just use Microfibre towels because they do a better job and they soak up a lot of water!

In my opinion, if you have not purchased the Cali WB yet, save yourself the money and invest it in quality towels to dry your car. I recommend Microfibre towels, but some people prefer 100% Terry Cloths or Chiamios.
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Old 12-28-2002, 01:18 AM   #3
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i have one and i love the thing! its so much faster than a chamois, but it doesnt do a perfect job and you have to go back with a chamois to touch up a few spots, but overall its still much faster than a chamois right from the start. my dad thought it was the dumbest thing i ever bought when i got it, but now he loves it too and uses it on all our cars.
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Old 12-28-2002, 02:55 AM   #4
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Hey mike125k is this your E30 ?

If so what is the color ?

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Old 12-28-2002, 03:04 AM   #5
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no this is my E30



the color is diamondschwartz metallic. (not sure why the image is appearing as a hyperlink )
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Old 12-28-2002, 03:28 AM   #6
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The reason why i am asking is that my E30 was a different color"stock" more greenish...
THen the ex owner got it painted and i was not sure if it was a color from BMW or a mismatch color off the shelf.

So i had to get it scanned to get the same thing for touch-ups

But it is never the same.

So i will get this touch paint with the color code you have given me.

Thanks
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Old 12-28-2002, 06:01 AM   #7
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Where can one pick up the Cali blade?
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Old 12-28-2002, 04:32 PM   #8
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Where can one pick up the Cali blade?
You can purchase one at your local Canadian Tire, that's where I got mine.
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