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detailing tool: foam squeegees

Does anyone know who sells the foam squeegees like I saw at the Porsche Parade swap meet in Hershey? They're like a California Water Blade but made of soft, black foam like a Nerf Football. Anyone? Thanks.

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I just saw one in Griot's Gagage latest catalog. It's not on their website. Probably needlessly expensive from Griot's, but they do give a lifetime warranty on all of their products.

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I recently bought the squeegee from Griot's. The foam doesn't squeegee the water very well, and it's difficult to use on the 'curvy' surfaces. It does shorten the 'towel time', but don't expect to squeegee your car dry!

Just my 2 cents worth.
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a leaf blower is the ticket for an absolutely scratch free drying experience - just avoid touching the car - with the nozzle of the blower.
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Any other resources besides Griot's? Anyone got a manufacturer name? Actually, I want one for my shower. I use a water blade on the cars to save on towel time.
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I like the California Sqeegie that Pep boys and Target sells. It is a rubber blade but does not scratch the surface and does a very effective job of removing bulk water.

Just used mine and one super soaker rag and I dried three cars, one truck and motorcycle in about 20 minutes!
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Not to belabor the point, but... I like the CA water blade, too. Problem is, it squeals when using it in the shower. So much so that it wakes people up in the house. I need the quiet factor of foam.

Sorry... this is getting way OT.
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a leaf blower is the ticket for an absolutely scratch free drying experience - just avoid touching the car - with the nozzle of the blower.
...and don't electrocute yourself

(Happy CA water blade user here too)
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I bought the CA water blade and hate it. I used it once and have it in my garage somewhere. I'll probably never use it again.

Nothing beats a smooth stream of water being applied without a nozzle on the end of your hose. Once all of the water washed off, there is very little left to dry. The only caveat it that you must have a good wax job on your car and rainX for this to work really well.
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Try that Mr Clean Autodry crap. I've used it on my daily driver, and it WORKS. I don't have to worry about drying the car, it air dries spotless.
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Try a good quality window-washing squeege from a hardware store. I don't bother, but my wife uses it on the glass shower doors. She orgininally tried the smaller California water blade, but it made noise. The window squeege is quiet.

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I've also had very good success with a towel.

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