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clay liquid question

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by elchimpo, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    if i put half clay liquid and half distilled water will that effect the clay bar?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    Clay liquid?
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    Just use detailing spray and be done with it. How goes it, Gary?
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    Yeah, I would stick to what the manufacturer says, like detailing spray.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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  6. Jan 30, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    I will assume that you are looking for an inexpensive clay lubricant. I have great results with distilled water and 3 to 4 drops of a liquid detergent in a spray bottle.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    A quick detailer also works decent.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Yup but it costs. Distilled water is inexpensive. I tend to use a lot fluids when claying my vehicles.

    If a QD was less costly I would use it all the time because of the smell, I love em.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    I know what you mean...CSI Q-7 Detailer smells like bubble gum.

    I can get you a good price on a 5-gallon pail of it. :eek:
     
  10. Feb 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    what liquid detergent do you use?
     
  11. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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    Usually a car wash. I tend to use Zaino but Megs works just as well and is a lot less expensive. I have noticed that the plunger assembly on squirt bottles will wear out really fast using the water with car wash so I tend to use old QD spray bottles that I have lying around.

    I ave also used a regular dish washing detergent like Dawn with no problems either.

    I tend to use a lot of fluids when claying a car.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    what if i use car wash soap will that work as well
     
  13. Feb 3, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Never tried it but I would say no. Pretty costly as well compared to a gallon of distilled water.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    ok can you tell me how much distilled water and liquid detergent you use
     
  15. Feb 4, 2010 at 1:11 AM
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    Fill your spray bottle with distilled water and add 4 drops of detergent/car wash. The spray bottle is usually 12 oz.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    alright thanks for your help
     
  17. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    how much for the 5 gallon
     
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