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    Re: Not satisfied with clay

    I don't think water alone would provide the best lubricity for the claying step. Now if you used the actual wash bucket of soapy water as your lubrication, that is fairly common.

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    Re: Not satisfied with clay

    As others have stated...give the 'regular' quik detailer. That's the one on the maroon bottle.

    Keep us up to date on how it all turns out...good luck.

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    Thanks guys I will give that a whirl. Unfortunately I’m not able to wash my car at home due to bad water. What about waterless wash? I have one made by aerocosmetics that I got on amazon.

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    Re: Not satisfied with clay

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post
    You could also wetsand, but you'll be doing a ton of work that's not necessary
    Dude - he's ALREADY doing a ton of work....LOL !!
    With 3000 paper, very little paint or clear is being taken off IMHO.
    Overspray that has been "cured" to the finish is tough stuff to remove....been there, done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX300 View Post
    What about waterless wash? I have one made by aero cosmetics that I got on amazon.
    But the problem with that product is that it also applies a coating of wax......do they make something that excludes the wax ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
    Dude - he's ALREADY doing a ton of work....LOL !!
    With 3000 paper, very little paint or clear is being taken off IMHO.
    Overspray that has been "cured" to the finish is tough stuff to remove....been there, done that.
    The op did not mention anything about overspray. He is using the incorrect product and for all we know he has never clayed this particular car before.

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    Re: Not satisfied with clay

    MOL Members, I am happy to see that we are having a great discussion, but please remember to be respectful in your response if you disagree with another members opinion/suggestion.

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    Re: Not satisfied with clay

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Sorry to hear about the trouble. A couple thoughts:

    I noticed you mentioned you are using a heavy amount of detail spray. First, which detail spray are you using as a lubricant? We would not say a heavy amount of detail spray is necessary for clay bar lubrication. As far as amount? Most easy way to describe how much to use is just enough to keep the clay moving. It's possible you are creating an ultra slick surface with the abundance of detail spray, thus not allowing the clay to be as effective. Not saying this is the problem, just a possibility.

    The clay bar in our G1016 Smooth Surface Clay Kit is considered mild and works great majority of the time, but there are situations where a more aggressive clay bar can work quicker. Depending on the level of contaminants present on the vehicle, amount of time contaminants have been present on paint, when clay was last used, etc. You may get quicker results going with a more aggressive clay bar. I'm not necessarily saying go straight to our C2100 Professional Aggressive Detailing Clay but our C2000 Professional Mild Detailing Clay is a step above in aggressiveness compared to our G1016 Smooth Surface Clay Kit. This would be our next recommendation, if you determine this is what you would like to next.

    Overall if you are unsatisfied with our purchase of our Smooth Surface Clay Kit, you are welcome to contact our Solutions Hub at 800-347-5700 or customercare@meguiars.com to see what they can work out with you in regards to refund/replacement.

    Good luck & feel free to post further questions, keep us updated. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAC17 View Post
    Nick: Your company's customer service is outstanding. It's really good to see a modern day company stand behind its products and work with customers, even if it may not be the company's fault.

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    Re: Not satisfied with clay

    Quote Originally Posted by Rwlucas85 View Post
    I don't think water alone would provide the best lubricity for the claying step. Now if you used the actual wash bucket of soapy water as your lubrication, that is fairly common.
    You don't necessarily want lubricy. After washing the vehicle, flood a section with water (start with roof). While wet, commence to claying. If it starts biting too much, add water. If it makes you feel better you could use soapy water

    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
    Dude - he's ALREADY doing a ton of work....LOL !!
    With 3000 paper, very little paint or clear is being taken off IMHO.
    Overspray that has been "cured" to the finish is tough stuff to remove....been there, done that.
    Seems a bit extreme (especially for someone afraid of claying) but what do I know

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    The op did not mention anything about overspray. He is using the incorrect product and for all we know he has never clayed this particular car before.
    Probably pollution unless you can feel/see the bumps

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