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    Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    After washing the car, don't dry it, spray your clay lube on the car while its still wet, clay it, rinse again, (and lower the windows at that point so the top inch gets cleaned) THEN you dry it.

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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    That might work on a show car but for a daily driver or a panel with overspray on it you have to really work the clay against the finish and keep the panel properly lubricated while you are doing that.
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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    Also, I believe you are shortening the lifespan of your claybar. By just using water to clay.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    Gee, and I thought the paint contaminents like overspray, tar, bugs and fallout used-up the clay!

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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    They don't use up the clay, they fill-up the clay which should be discarded after it gets too "dirty."


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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    Quote Originally Posted by DetailArtist View Post
    After washing the car, don't dry it, spray your clay lube on the car while its still wet, clay it, rinse again, (and lower the windows at that point so the top inch gets cleaned) THEN you dry it.
    That is what I do! Except I soap and rewash the exterior again. Takes longer but assures the surface is clean.
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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    Yes, good idea. I wash the car first. then using the soap and water (assuming we all do the two bucket system) I use the soap and water mixture as lubricant for my claying step. This saves money on the detailer spay and I know other detailers do this also. Of course I won't reuse that same clay on other cars.

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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    If your are going to use soap and water the Nanoskin Wash Mitt is what you want. Wash, don't dry, use the Nanoskin Wash Mitt as directed, then dry. I do this on all my details as it works well and saves time.

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    Re: Wash and Clay in 1 Step

    Quote Originally Posted by Meticulous-Detail View Post
    If your are going to use soap and water the Nanoskin Wash Mitt is what you want. Wash, don't dry, use the Nanoskin Wash Mitt as directed, then dry. I do this on all my details as it works well and saves time.
    Meticulous... what shampoo are you using for the Nanoskin? I assume you are using a foam cannon also?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Meticulous-Detail View Post
    If your are going to use soap and water the Nanoskin Wash Mitt is what you want. Wash, don't dry, use the Nanoskin Wash Mitt as directed, then dry. I do this on all my details as it works well and saves time.
    Meticulous... what shampoo are you using for the Nanoskin? I assume you are using a foam cannon also?

    Thanks!
    -Dellinger
    Foam cannon makes it real easy, nice thick suds. I use chemical guys citrus wash n gloss. This soap is used for stripping wax and sealant, when combined with the nano skin wash mitt you get a squeaky clean smooth finish.

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