David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/6/13 8:38 a.m.

We learned this one from Tim McNair, our detail buddy. Buy a pack of bamboo skewers at the supermarket and use them when detailing the car. They're firm enough to remove dirt, grime and snot from all those crevices yet soft enough to be easy on the paint.

spork
spork None
2/16/14 6:36 p.m.

I also trim these with a razor into a flat blade shape, then use them as a non marking gasket scraper.

Petrolburner
Petrolburner New Reader
3/4/14 5:41 p.m.

I bet that would be great for wax buildup around emblems and such.

slow
slow New Reader
3/4/14 5:47 p.m.

They are also used in China as a discipline tool. It is very versatile.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
3/11/14 6:28 a.m.

Canoe deleted.

MichaelYount
MichaelYount Reader
3/30/14 8:20 a.m.

Also great for applying very small amounts of glue or touch up paint.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
3/30/14 8:44 a.m.

Also handy for stacking alternating combinations of meat, vegetables, cheese and balsamic glaze for grilling!

erohslc
erohslc HalfDork
3/31/14 7:30 p.m.

When placing carbon fiber cloth, they are handy for dabbing a tiny drop of CA onto the sheet, then using the bamboo point to apply pressure and hold until the spot of CA sets up enough to hold the CF in place. Apply enough of these 'spots' to hold the fabric where you want it, then you can run a 'seam' of CA by applying and then rolling with the tip. As the CA starts to set, you roll before it adheres to the bamboo. Once the fabric is fully placed where you want it, wet with resin and smooth out wrinkles without worrying that the ends of the sheet will come loose or move out of position.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
4/2/14 12:19 a.m.

Canoe deleted. This thread sure is a magnet for them.

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