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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by phoenixv6quattro, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. phoenixv6quattro
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    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    [Jan 15, 2011]
    Hello gents, just a quick one this time.....Is water a sufficient lube for claying? I usually use a quick detailer but annoys me as its a waste of money as I will use a whole bottle of it when doing the whole of my car. Be great to hear your opinions!

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    [Jan 15, 2011]
    rinse
    wash (2 buckets)
    rinse and while the car is still wet use detailer and clay. i find only use 1/4 the amount compared to dry
    then rinse
    megs step 1
    megs step 2
    chemical guys XXX hardcore paste wax

    thats how i do mine :)
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    [Jan 16, 2011]
    I'de rather not use any QD as lube. Rather leave the car wet and spray water on via a bottle. Need to know if this will suffice. Not a fan of the Megs range. Got blackfire on at the mo.
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    [Jan 18, 2011]
    If you really don't want to use a detail spray then you can get away with making up a weak mix of wash shampoo with water in a spray bottle.
    You do need to use some kind of solution to act as a lubricant rather than just water to help the clay bar slide freely over the surface
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    [Jan 18, 2011]
    I've all ways used water when claying, never noticed any issues or damage to the paint work.

    The only difference I noticed between water and QD is the smell.

    Is there more to it than just the smell?

    EDIT:=- Added missing words.
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    [Jan 18, 2011]
    Excellent! Will try it in the spring!
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    [Jan 18, 2011]
    Weak shampoo mix or use bilt hamber clay, excellent value plus you can use it with water only as a lube!!
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