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Old 11-10-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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Thrifty Vs Fifty Ep 3 : Meguiar's Clay Bar Vs Speedy Surface Prep Towel

Hey guys, this is the third episode in a series of videos I'm making called Thrifty vs Fifty.

Essentially I'm comparing two products that can do the same function: one with a low price tag and the other with a high one... and to see if the added price is worth it. Hence, the thrifty vs fifty.

I'm not just going around finding the cheapest and most expensive options out there and comparing them. In my eyes, that comparison would be useless. I am comparing two products that people on forums have highly recommended for a certain task and then if they have big enough different price points, making a video comparison.

Today's episode is on clay vs clay alternatives. Meguiar's Clay Bar vs Speed Surface Prep Towel.

I've done a review on the towel itself, but not a comparison between the towel and a clay bar.

So without further ado, here is the video:


Thrifty Vs Fifty Episode 3



Conclusion:

Both products work very well.

A pro of clay is that you can see contamination in the clay.

Pros of the towel include easier to clay larger surfaces, you can drop the towel, reusable, no wasted time on kneading.

Simple answer: If you clay a lot, get the towel. If you clay once a year or less, get the clay bar.

Advantage:

The Speedy Surface Prep Towel gets the advantage nod from me, because of the reusable nature and the speed of the towel to clay.


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Old 11-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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Good video thanks!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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How many uses do you get out of the towel?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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How many uses do you get out of the towel?
100+

I'd make the argument that the towel is the thrifty choice here.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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I'd make the argument that the towel is the thrifty choice here.
Agreed
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I'd make the argument that the towel is the thrifty choice here.
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Agreed
I actually made that point in the video, but for simplicity sake went with higher initial price
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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I'd make the argument that the towel is the thrifty choice here.
Well, that makes clay obsolete for me. Thanks for the response and goodjob on the review.
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