Re: streaky bacon - no streaky GT :(
i've used one of those hydrablades about twice and got the marks to prove it - I always ensured it was clean, that all grit was off the car, that none had got sprayed up on ther car between rinse & dry, but there are very faint scratches on certain areas. They cover up a treat with polish, but when using the blade I never noticed it was scratching. Plus the GTA doesn't have enough flat panels for it to be anywhere near useful! Chamois every time, plus you can get it into places the plade wont go (under door handles, etc).
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