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Old 03-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #151
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Very nice thread (Thank you CamaroDreams07)

Question @ all: Like claying, would this towel strip of any existing waxes/sealants?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #152
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Very nice thread (Thank you CamaroDreams07)

Question @ all: Like claying, would this towel strip of any existing waxes/sealants?
Yes. That's exactly what it does, along with surface contaminants.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:45 AM   #153
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #154
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Great write up, very imformative about the product. I just ordered mine, I have never clayed before but I have been thinking about it. Especially since I am going to remove the vinyl stripes. So after reading this thread I pulled the trigger. Looking through all the "clay threads" I can find though has me a little confused. What step would I take after using the prep towel? I have used the Black Box detailing kit from Turtle Wax, which is a two steep kit, since I have owned my car. Once I use the prep towel can I just use that or do I use some type of "sealer" and then wax?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #155
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You can either use a sealant first or proceed straight to wax. Your call.

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #156
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I was able to use the SP towel again recently on my gf's IS250. She's had her car for about 3 years and never knew about clay bar or removing contaminants from the paint. Took about 40-45 minutes to decontaminate the whole car.

I'm gonna kick my clay bar as far as I can into the wild this weekend...
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #157
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I was able to use the SP towel again recently on my gf's IS250. She's had her car for about 3 years and never knew about clay bar or removing contaminants from the paint. Took about 40-45 minutes to decontaminate the whole car.

I'm gonna kick my clay bar as far as I can into the wild this weekend...
Drive it around in the car for a few minutes first to throw off its bearings. You don't want it finding it's way back home.

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #158
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Drive it around in the car for a few minutes first to throw off its bearings. You don't want it finding it's way back home.

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Lol. Mine is getting tied in a potato sack, driven in circles then buried in a shallow grave.

Next time I go to detail it'll be on the shelf ::twilight zone music::
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #159
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #160
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We only stock the fine grade towel because frankly even the fine grade towel is more than enough to handle contamination quickly (faster then a clay bar) and keeps the risk of marring to an absolute minimum.

The more aggressive towel (in blue) will cut through extremely stubborn contamination a little faster but will, in most cases, leave very light surface scratches on the paint.

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If you need some clay lube this kit offers a good value:

Detailer's Speed Surface Prep Towel Combo
Do you have stock on the fine towel combo kit???
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So today I ran into the first ever issues with this towel. I was noticing that it was leaving some streaks of the rubber material on the paint if I applied pressure, like I normally do on tar spots. Not sure if this means the towel is wearing out or what- will keep an eye on it.

It would make sense if it was starting to wear out, that would be pretty consistent with the manufacturers longevity claims.
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So today I ran into the first ever issues with this towel. I was noticing that it was leaving some streaks of the rubber material on the paint if I applied pressure, like I normally do on tar spots. Not sure if this means the towel is wearing out or what- will keep an eye on it.

It would make sense if it was starting to wear out, that would be pretty consistent with the manufacturers longevity claims.
how many times you use the towel already?
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Don't know exactly. Easily 50+, maybe 75+
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Don't know exactly. Easily 50+, maybe 75+
still make it well worth it that much use for the price...
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Have you used this in the sun yet? Wondering how it responds to heat, clay pretty much melts.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:19 AM   #166
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Don't know exactly. Easily 50+, maybe 75+
How often do you find yourself using it? Every other week?
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:40 AM   #167
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Have you used this in the sun yet? Wondering how it responds to heat, clay pretty much melts.
Since I always detail in the sun (no other choice), I can answer that. It has a higher tendency to mar in the sun, however there is a workaround.

After doing a few cars in the sun and not enjoying the results, I started spraying my lube on panels, wipe it off and cooling the surface of the panel. I use ONR or UWW+ so I use a lot of lube to do this and it doesn't bother me because it's pretty cheap.

After the panel has cooled I clay it normally. Works great and don't really have issues with marring.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:13 AM   #168
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How often do you find yourself using it? Every other week?
On a single car? Nowhere near that much. But I use it on every single car I work on.

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On a single car? Nowhere near that much. But I use it on every single car I work on.

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Oo okay, I was going to say wow... I didn't know you worked on other cars
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Ahhhhh makes sense now...
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:39 PM   #173
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #174
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