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I'm a beleiver Clay bar and Rubbing compond
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem; I just didn't want people buying something based on my recommendation. I mean, bc my opinion has a lot of sway winking
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

snittykitty wrote:
No problem; I just didn't want people buying something based on my recommendation. I mean, bc my opinion has a lot of sway winking


*threadjack*

Your name should be Ninja Kitty, you sneak around the forum without your name listed on the "who online" (becuase your stealth) and use your Kung Fu to keep us straight!

*/Threadjack*



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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White Rabbit wrote:
Sorry Kitty

I should have looked more closely at who posted that Glass Polish article, but it is great stuff.

I still stand by my assumption that Groit's Clay Bar will outlast and outperform some of the others that I have tried.


I don't know how that works, except if it's larger... The clay doesn't "wear out". It picks up the dirt off the surface of your car, so it's totally dependent on that...

Unless the clay does work as well and picks up less stuff... then it would last longer...

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not trying to jump all over White Rabbit here, but just so you all know - there is only one source for automotive clay. We all get it from the same place and pay a royalty to them for it. We can all specify size, color, abrasiveness, etc, but it all comes from the same place. Most consumer clay is very similar as far as how abrasive it is, but there are professional grades on the market as well. Meguiar's has two clay products in the pro line, one of which is so abrasive that it will actually haze paint and should only be used when you fully intend to machine polish after use. It's also designed for use on heavily contaminated paint, and is total overkill for the average consumer.

And, yes, I did use the term "abrasive" when describing clay. Clay doesn't "pick off" contaminants, it abrades them down and collects the particulates. That's why you use a lubricant with clay. Also, why I can't say this with 100% certainty, it sure makes sense: Turtle Wax Liquid Clay Bar was TW's attempt at coming up with an alternative to traditional clay in order to avoid paying royalties to that single clay source.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense taken guys. Each of us have had numerous years cleaning automobles, and each of us has a favorite brand. I normally do not believe everything I read, so I tried the Groit's Garage products which supposedly are used by LeMay Auto Collection and on Concourse Automobles costing many thousands of dollars more than our beloved PT Cruisers. I have found that they perform better than most, and was just answering Chrysler 1924s inquiry as to what each of us use.
I noticed that some of you were at PTs Take Flight. I just wish in the future we could be given name tags with our Log IN Names so we could find each other at the shows and chat in person.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White Rabbit wrote:
No offense taken guys. Each of us have had numerous years cleaning automobles, and each of us has a favorite brand. I normally do not believe everything I read, so I tried the Groit's Garage products which supposedly are used by LeMay Auto Collection and on Concourse Automobles costing many thousands of dollars more than our beloved PT Cruisers. I have found that they perform better than most, and was just answering Chrysler 1924s inquiry as to what each of us use.
I noticed that some of you were at PTs Take Flight. I just wish in the future we could be given name tags with our Log IN Names so we could find each other at the shows and chat in person.
Seems everybody is claiming their products are being used "by professionals" or with some museum, collection, etc. Funny thing is, which products you use is actually less important than how you use them. If you take a 5 year old car that's been sitting outside its whole life, never waxed or clayed, and only washed a few times a year, it's going to need some serious help. But guess which process will make it look better -

A) wash with dish soap, use the Turtle Wax liquid clay bar, Scratch Doctor scratch remover as a paint cleaner, then the inexpensive Meguiar's cleaner wax

or

B) wash with a high end car wash shampoo and then hand apply (and by hand apply I mean literally with your bare hands, as instructed) two coats of Zymol Royale Glaze which, incidentally, costs well over $8,000 per jar. Yes, that's 8 thousand dollars!!


Uh-huh, the el-cheapo product mix will do a far better job restoring the finish.

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