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    Which Clay?

    I have only used the clay kit that comes with the 2 white bars with QD and MF towels.
    Now between dropping some and detailing my car and some friends cars, I need to buy more clay.

    The question is, I was thinking of buying the C-2000 mild blue clay with Last Touch instead but I read somewhere that C-2000 may be more agressive than the consumer white clay?
    Is this correct? The reason I ask is because I own a black acura with somewhat of a soft paint.
    Should I be concerned or am I ok with the C-2000 mild blue clay or should I just stick with the consumer line?

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    Re: Which Clay?

    The Blue clay is a touch more aggressive, but nothing that is usually a problem for regular detailing.

    However, if you have known soft paint, and detail regularly, being safe wont hurt.

    There is a 3-bar replacement pack, if you didnt want the QD/towel.
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    Re: Which Clay?

    Really? There is a 3 bar replacement pack?
    Would you mind telling me where I can order them? I tried autogeek and amazon but I couldn't find one.
    There is a 1 bar replacement on amazon but they are charging $18.77 which is insane.

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    Re: Which Clay?

    http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/g1001.html

    Looks to be on back order though at a lot of places.

    I see that Amazon one... hard to tell what that is. The part number matches the 3-bar, but the image doesnt.
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    Re: Which Clay?

    Thank you Murr!
    The picture on the amazon one is for a 1 bar as the box states one 50gm bar.
    If the part number reflects the 3 bar... perhaps I should check with amazon to make sure since I have other items I will be ordering from Amazon.

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    Re: Which Clay?

    We have discontinued the 3 bar replacement pack so anything you might find online is going to be residual inventory.

    The C2000 mild blue clay is noticeably more aggressive than the white consumer clay and if you have very soft paint it may create a bit of light hazing. This shouldn't be an issue if you plan on doing any sort of correction after claying, even just applying a good cleaner wax, since your softer paint should correct very easily. If you do not plan on doing any level of correction at all but are just going to apply a coat of a non cleaner wax or sealant, you might want to stick with the consumer kit.
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    Re: Which Clay?

    Try Wal-Mart, they were selling a clay kit from Meguiars with a 16 oz bottle of Quik Detailer, a Microfiber Supreme Shine and Consumer Clay for around $19.

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    Re: Which Clay?

    Thank you Mr. Stoops for the info.

    While the consumer white clay worked great, it did require more than a couple of passes. I don't like to put much pressure at all when I am claying and prefer to have the clay to do the work for me.
    Looking to do a mini detail with ColorX on polishing pads on my car. I think I am going to try out the C2000 and do a test spot and see where it goes. Besides... some of my friends' cars are dirty and I am sure with C2000, it should make the job faster.
    If C2000 leaves hazing on my car... I'll just charge 1 friend $20 and buy the consumer line for myself. lol
    Hopefully C2000 will work out great on my car as usual with all other Meguiars stuff I have used!

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    Re: Which Clay?

    Amazon Warehouse deals has the clay kit for just $13.70....usually the box was damaged so they have to sell at a discount
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    Re: Which Clay?

    Quote Originally Posted by RPPM View Post
    Try Wal-Mart, they were selling a clay kit from Meguiars with a 16 oz bottle of Quik Detailer, a Microfiber Supreme Shine and Consumer Clay for around $19.
    Yep... but for a similar price, I believe you get 40g of more clay with C2000. I rather get more clay and skip on the QD and MF.
    Since clay will outlast QD, I was planning on getting the gallon size of Last Touch and I think I have enough MF as it is. I still have 20 brand new untouched MF.

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