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Old 01-26-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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Speedy Prep Towel Life Expectancy

After searching about 50 reviews on 5 sites, I can see the advantages of using this versus traditional clay. Though the longevity of usability is varied, from 3x to 10x as much versus traditional clay in the reviews.

My car is a non-garaged daily driver and was clayed 2 months ago, and now needs it again. I clay the rims on avg every 2 weeks.

The price of the speedy towel (cheapest I've found) is 50 dollars.

I can buy 12 bars of standard fine clay for 42 dollars which will last me for a year to 15 months.

Has anyone had the speedy at least 9 months, and used it in this fashion or similar, that can review the life expectancy?

I realize all the benefits of speed of use, not having to knead it, ease of cleaning, not having to discard if dropped, ability to use in cooler temps, etc., just wanted some info. on longevity of usability.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Mine has lasted at least 40 cars over a couple years.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:45 PM   #3
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Mine has lasted at least 40 cars over a couple years.
Well that kind of makes it a no brainer then.


40 uses would equate to 16 months of use based on my current needs if my math is correct. 5 times every 2 months 40/5 is 8 x 2 =16 months

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Old 01-26-2015, 10:44 PM   #4
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i got one after i got the Camaro and have used it 3 times, about once every two months.
it still looks new. and it took about half the time to clay.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #5
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After searching about 50 reviews on 5 sites, I can see the advantages of using this versus traditional clay. Though the longevity of usability is varied, from 3x to 10x as much versus traditional clay in the reviews.

My car is a non-garaged daily driver and was clayed 2 months ago, and now needs it again. I clay the rims on avg every 2 weeks.

The price of the speedy towel (cheapest I've found) is 50 dollars.

I can buy 12 bars of standard fine clay for 42 dollars which will last me for a year to 15 months.

Has anyone had the speedy at least 9 months, and used it in this fashion or similar, that can review the life expectancy?

I realize all the benefits of speed of use, not having to knead it, ease of cleaning, not having to discard if dropped, ability to use in cooler temps, etc., just wanted some info. on longevity of usability.
I ordered this the other day on Amazon, well worth $11 and im gonna give it a try and see how it works out, shipping was free too!

Nanoskin (AS-019) AutoScrub Fine Grade Sponge
Here is what it says about it on amazon:

Lasts up to 4 times longer than clay bars
For a flawless "show room perfect" shine
Glides on & off easily for a slick finish
If inadvertently dropped on shop floor, simply rinse clean

Product Description
NANOSKIN AUTOSCRUB System works fast and achieves professional results with the new advanced rubber polymer technology, which replaces the use of clay bars. With either dual action orbital polisher or hand application, it safely and easily removes paint over spray, water spots, fresh tree sap, rail dust and other bonded surface contaminants from the surface of automotive paint, glass, moldings and plastic. Unlike the clay bar, the AUTOSCRUB can be cleaned by simply rinsing off the accumulated contaminates with water. If you drop the AUTOSCRUB on the ground, no worries, just rinse the sponge pad clean and you're ready to keep using it. Easy glides allows for sturdy and controlled handling, unlike clay bars where constant reshaping is required.

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Old 01-27-2015, 05:49 PM   #6
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12 bars of clay for $42 sounds oddly cheap. But even if clay bars were free I'd still go with the speedy prep towel
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:25 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=CCMADONNA;8195584 and it took about half the time to clay.[/QUOTE]

This is the best part of using the towel, it saves time.

OP on a side note why would you clay your wheels that often?
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:09 PM   #8
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This is the best part of using the towel, it saves time.

OP on a side note why would you clay your wheels that often?
I read a thread on another site where a guy with an un-garaged daily driver has done this for 1 year and has no pitting from brake dust on his rims. Unfortunately the prior owner of my car didn't protect them and I have a few pits. I haven't had anymore since doing this.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:56 PM   #9
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My clay towels ( SM Arnold ) are over two years old and going strong. I still dig out my clay for show cars and garage queens or ultra soft paints..
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:25 PM   #10
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I used the towel Saturday, it rained Sunday, first look in direct sunlight was Mon, had slight micro-marring, removes easily with light polish, but all the time I saved will be lost plus more due to another strip, polish, wax now needed to remove marring from towel. It was 48 degrees which is 2 degrees below recommended use temp. so it's possible this caused it.
Also did a little research on other sites and found that it does show marring on darker bases, also some people only use it when going strip, polish, LSP. If I had it to do over I would have bought 12 bars of clay.
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