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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by DrFunker, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Jul 8, 2015 at 4:05 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker [OP] Prisoner of the little people circus

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  2. Jul 10, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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    VermontTaco

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    I have been using the Nanoskin Autoscrub sponge for a couple of years on both my vehicles with excellent results. To me it is much easier to use then clay and you get so many more uses out of the sponge than you would with traditional clay. Another benefit is that if you drop it on the ground you can just rinse it out without any worries where as clay you might have to throw it away. I highly recommend buying the Nanoskin lube that is recommended - it works better than any detail spray that I have used in the past.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2015 at 11:20 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker [OP] Prisoner of the little people circus

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    Yeah, just used the AutoScrub sponge on two spots yesterday. It did a great job.
    Have you tried their Shock yet?
     
  4. Jul 11, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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    Mr. Sparkle

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    I've tried many clay substitutes over the years (speedy prep towel, nanoskin mitt, the item shown in this thread, opti-clay towel etc)

    It all really depends on the paint. They all work (as in they remove surface contamination like they are intended). However, on sensitive paints they will marr the paint. Sometimes badly. More noticeable on dark colored base coats. I've seen it a number of times that now as a strict rule unless client is paying for some type of paint correction work, no clay substitutes. We use the real stuff (usually clay magic blue). Otherwise the decon potentially can leave a mess.

    To be clear, these are great products and time savers in many cases but use with caution. Try a small area first, dry, and inspect in direct sun before going forward with the entire vehicle
     
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  5. Jul 11, 2015 at 9:33 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker [OP] Prisoner of the little people circus

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    Great advice. Thanks Mr.S. Much appreciated.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2015 at 11:24 PM
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    AMarkham40

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    Thank you! I've been kicking around the idea of a clay substitute but I think I will stick to the trusty clay bar.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2015 at 11:00 PM
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    hoenah808

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    yep my only fear of clay subs are marring...even tho i have white, i still hate them swirls lol
     
  8. Jul 16, 2015 at 6:22 AM
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    andyzx6r

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    So I have never used clay before. However I have been looking into the Nano skin products just so that I could save some time doing this my first time. I have a 2013 super white that has not been waxed yet. Any suggestions on how to proceed?
     
  9. Jul 18, 2015 at 2:47 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker [OP] Prisoner of the little people circus

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    @andyzx6r
    Check this out:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-ask-a-detailer-thread.8957/
    I think it may give you a better idea of what is out there.
    Nanoskin is just one product in a sea of many different products (and techniques).
    Hope that helps ya.
     

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