Farecla clay mitt

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  1. Aido

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    I have just brought one of these and wondered who else has used one ? Any good?

    What did you use it with just soapy water? Or a dry car with the body detailer they say touse?

    Cheers guys great site for help and info :thumb:
     
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    Yeah seen that those guys where loving it and mdc250 said about it in another post, will try it next week when on holiday
     
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    Bought (well, got it 'free' in Halfords 3 for 2 offer ;) ) myself one of these yesterday.

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    G3 Body Prep Clay Mitt | G3 Pro

    I washed yet another layer of Saharan sand from the car using Meg's Gold Class shampoo and then used the clay mitt. I used the clean, soapy wash solution as lube. The microfibre backing to the mitt hold plenty of liquid so the rubbery "clay" surface glides easily over the paintwork.

    Initially there was a fair bit of gritty, scratchy noises :shock::shock: but after a couple of passes these disappeared. I rinsed down the surface, dried with a microfibre cloth and squinted closely..... No marring! :)

    Finished off with a couple of coats of Autoglym SRP (just trialling and comparing to Black Hole...) well pleased with the results ;)

    All-in-all I would say the clay mitt seems to do the job of surface prep very well. Much easier than the traditional clay bar, less likely to slip from one's grasp!

    Recommended :cool:
     
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    I will be buying one of these next month when I take a week of for paintwork correction on my baby.

    Clay cloths are the way forward, reusable, super quick to use and even if (god forbid) you drop it you can get them clean to reuse again easily.

    Excellent invention!
     
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    Bought one last week and used it on Mrs Baxlin's Skoda. Had the similar scraping sounds on the bottom half of the doors, but as said above after a few passes this disappeared. Very happy with the result, and much easier to use than clay bar.

    As an aside, someone mentioned "running it in" on the glasswork.

    I would really recommend using it on the windscreen, it's as good as, easier than, and cheaper than fitting new wiper blades!! Gets the screen so clean, smooth and grease-free.

    All in all, a thumbs-up.

    Malcolm
     
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    Did you use a lubricant?
     
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    Yes, lube must be used.

    On the bodywork I used Megs' Last Touch, as I would for claybar, but not sure whether I should use this on the screen, so I just used the shampoo mix I use for the overall wash on the screen.

    HTH

    Malcolm
     
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    Cheers just got one. I understand it can just be used with the normal car shampoo bucket water
     
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    what sort of coverage do you get before the mitt requires replacement?
     
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    Used my one last week great result , like everyone saying feels rough to begin with but then clears I used the g3 detailing spray they recommend and merguiars next car wash , dryer it off and then used autos SRP and then there wax great stuff!
     
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    I'm off to Halfords for one of these clay mitts tomorrow morning.
    Think I'll get the G3 detailer and one other product to make use of the 3 for 2 offer.
     
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    used it and love it!!!!
     

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