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Old 08-28-2017, 02:19 AM   #1
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Clay pads

Anyone have any positive or negative experience with these?
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Screw it I'll just buy one and report back Lol

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So the clay pads themselves do work well. Maximum lubrication recommended just to be on the safe side (by that I mean not just using detailing spray alone). It certainly saves alot of time as it is larger in diameter and can cover more surface area. It is also nice to be able to clean the pad by dipping it in clean water and wringing it out. Heavens forbid that you would ever drop this thing, but should you become clumsy enough to do so it is nice to know you don't have to necessarily throw it away. They do come in both a fine and medium grade, but I would recommend using just the fine grade for either newer cars or cars that do not have that much contamination. Medium grade would be good for heavily contaminated vehicles.

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Is this for removing swirls? My whole car is swirled all up to shit
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Nah, this is just for removing contaminates that are stuck on the surface of the paint after washing. It's that gritty feeling that you feel when you run your hand over your paint after washing and drying it. Claybar picks up all those contaminates so that your car us truly clean, instead of just appearing to be so.

For removing swirls, you would need a random orbital buffer and some various polishing pads, with a polishing compound.

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This would be the necessary prep step for paint correction.

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I'm not using that exact one but something similar. Got mine from a local detail supplies place for about $10. No branding on it, was just a 3"x5"x1" sponge with the rubber stuff on one side.
I got the finer one also. Works as good as the clay but no turning and remolding. Best part like you said is that if you drop it, which I have done, you just wash it off good.
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I'm curious to know the difference between these generic ones vs a "name-brand" one such as AutoScrub

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That does not seem healthy for the paint... please dont tell me youre spinning it on the polisher to decontaminate
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Probably just the most important distinction there is....$$$

In your link in Amazon the one I got was in the related items below it:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071X6KGV2

If it doesn't scratch the paint and removes the grit on the paint, then it's working. No need to spend more on a more expensive one if these cheaper ones do the trick.
And the one I got works flawlessly. You can test by putting your hand in a ziploc bag and rubbing on the paint before and after and it makes a huge difference.
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I personally use by hand. But I guess if you're lazy enough, you can set it to like 1 right after soaping. Lol.

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That does not seem healthy for the paint... please dont tell me youre spinning it on the polisher to decontaminate
That's the only thing about that orbital attachment one I don't like. When I'm claying, I'm constantly washing it off in a sudsy bucket because it's grabbing the grit.
With putting it on a orbital, it would be spinning that stuff all over back onto the paint it seems. I'd just use it by hand and keep cleaning it frequently.

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There you go, great minds think alike. I was typing that out as you got your reply in there.
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Seems completely unnecessary to me. You don't need power tools to clay bar a car, and it's not like this is faster or more cost effective.
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