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Good Place to Buy Decent-Sized Clay Bar?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tacomtn, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    tacomtn

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    Those kits have clay bars that are so small, not worth the price.

    What are some good ones out there and where to buy?
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    brian

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    Meguiars comes with a pretty good size bar.

    Any auto store :)
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    yotamikez

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    I used the meguirs kit last time I clay bared. 2 bars come with it and if you do it right you should have plenty... I had some left over.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    I used the clay bar over and over and over and over again. It all depends on how you shape it. It doesn't have to be a 'bar.'


    AlaskanTaco
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Automagic sells 200g clay. You can also order blank 200g bars (grey is medium cut, which is what you want for general correction purposes) from online distributors such as detailed image. It really doesnt get any larger than that.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:30 AM
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    PM chris4x4 and ask him if he will make you some in his blender.
    :rofl:
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  9. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    If you were thinking of asking chris4x4 to make you some clay bars.
    It comes from his bondo in the non-stick pan thread. A good read if you need a laugh.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/40765-quite-misnomer.html
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    Sorry about that, I thought I remember you having larger blocks of it.



    Clay or not, P&W has some other great products!
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Autogeeks.com has some good clay, sealers, and wax. I like the Pinnacle clay an wax with Classy sealer.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Thanks. We used to carry clay, but the demand dropped off and it no longer made sense to carry it.

    If we see the demand again, we will restock.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    :rolleyes:

    can we just delete posts like this. Adams is not the best clay. Is it a perfectly acceptable one... yes. But its not the best. However, I'm glad you had a good experience w/ them.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    I am not going to look for the proof but I remember reading that all the clay is made by one company and then meguirs or Adams or who ever just puts their name on it so it doesn't make any difference who's you buy just buy where you get the best deal.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    I believe you are correct.

    From what I understand, one company holds the patent and makes it for everybody. Of course that doesn't mean they are all alike...there still can be different formulas made for Meguiar's, Mothers, etc.

    I think the patent term is near running out (25 years or 50 years?), so individual manufacturers may start popping up.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    I bought clay from you 11/5/09. Got a few bars. Guess I got lucky:D
     
  20. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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