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Old 04-05-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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Bilthamber clay bar water or QD lube.

I've been claying with Meguires smooth claybar and polishing and waxing my car .

However for the drver side rear door and rear side panel I used Bilthamber clay with water as a lube,as the sun caught it today I could see some marring.

Will another clay bar seesion remove this or will Bilthamber cleaner polish be better?
Also I think I'd prefer to use Optimum QD as a lube rather than water,but not sure if this will be okay with the Bilthamber clay bar.

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Old 04-05-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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The only way to take out marring is by polishing the paint - although products like Cleanser Polish will do a good job of hiding it.

I've used various things to lubricate BH clay, it doesn't take any harm from soapy water and different QDs so I think you'll be OK with the Optimum one.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:20 PM   #3
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I use bilthamber and find it a bit "grippy" when used with water so I use car shampoo with water in a spray bottle as lube, I find this helps and I've not marred my paintwork so far using this method

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Bilthamber suggest water as in the text below. I can see the reasoning but I think the user can decide if a lube be it shampoo or otherwise is appropriate.

Water is best. Clay bar should not be used as a ball, rather a flat pad, and normally a few passes with no presssure is all that's needed - NOT repeated back and forth in one sport with inadequate water. A constant wetting is needed. Lubes ad a chunkier molecule between then clay and paint so the clay actually sits away from the paint surface. Counter productive - you want the clay to skim the paint surface, a few passes then check the clay for contamination and refold
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I used chemical guys clay luber =) worked perfect
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My own personal experience of using BH clays with nothing but water as lube is that, as BH recommend, they work perfectly fine and do not cause marring.

Without meaning any offence at all, would I be unpopular to suggest that, if you were using another clay to start with, perhaps the BH one was a harder variety and when switching from the earlier soft clay you perhaps forgot to reduce your hand pressure in accordance with a harder clay and in turn caused a bit of the marring?

As I say, I don't mean to bash your technique and it may not have been the cause, but if nothing else it serves as a useful advisory when switching between products during a single wash.
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I use bilthamber and find it a bit "grippy" when used with water so I use car shampoo with water in a spray bottle as lube, I find this helps and I've not marred my paintwork so far using this method
Same here didn't have any agg on my black mini
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