Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing'
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Pre-wash stages, Washing, Drying, Clay & 'Quick Detailing' Sponsored by Ultimate Finish. Suppliers of high quality detailing products including Swissvax, Gtechniq, Specialised Covers, Dodo Juice, R222, Bilt-Hamber, Meguiars, 3M, Aqua Gleam and more. Loyalty Scheme for returning customers. www.TheUltimateFinish.co.uk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30-06-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
roadstar
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Clay bar great clay mitt

Ok what are the thoughts on the clay bar versus the clay mitt. I have used the bar but never a mitt which gives the best result.
roadstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #2
Jonnybbad
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Jonnybbad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Barking
Posts: 2,374
Thanks: 318
Thanked 1,045 Times in 778 Posts
Garage
I've used both and prefer a bar over the mitt just because you can see what the bar is picking up where as the mitts I had I couldn't

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
Jonnybbad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 12:49 AM   #3
westerman
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
westerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 964
Thanks: 409
Thanked 326 Times in 189 Posts
I have both and consider the clay mitt a 'short cut'. Would prefer the clay bar for a more thorough job.

Harry
westerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 09:29 AM   #4
stangalang
king of the flexonian
 
stangalang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: saddleworth, greater manchester
Posts: 12,174
Thanks: 7,626
Thanked 10,613 Times in 4,936 Posts
Garage
As with all things, they aren't all equal. If you compare the G3 mit to just about any clay bar you will hate mits, the quality is atrocious as are the results. But then, you bought cheap, so got the results you paid for. If you buy a quality towel, say the tac systems towel, the results will be different. More removal, less marring, and a quicker tool full stop due to folding

I have a hunch most people who tried and hated "mits" as a generic term, cheaped out and bought the G3 mit and tarnished all tools with the same brush
I am a professional detailer, working 7 days a week from my own studio. I haven't used an actual clay bar for around 6 years since I first brought them in to the country, other than to prove to people they are better than clay bars under controlled lighting
stangalang is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to stangalang For This Useful Post:
Luke M (01-07-2018), macca666 (01-07-2018), suds (01-07-2018)
Old 01-07-2018, 09:47 AM   #5
Clean-my-sxi
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Clean-my-sxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Clacton on sea, Essex
Posts: 2,671
Thanks: 41
Thanked 277 Times in 235 Posts
Dpends on your position really

The g3 clay mitt will be good enough for most enthusiasts, myself included,
Claybars, ive tried a few, BH soft always gets a mentioned, its not that soft so i cant imagine what the medium feels like, i have one somewhere but never used it as soft was always adequate.

Claybars are a bit more of a pitta to use compared to a mitt, more time needs to be spent.

When i use a claymtt, i make sure i use a well lubricated shampoo with it, seems to work fine

Maybe strangalang is right, i couldnt coment on that, bt as sqid for the enthusiast either is a good choice
Clean-my-sxi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 10:19 AM   #6
neilmcl
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,269
Thanks: 244
Thanked 444 Times in 345 Posts
I also don't agree that the G3 mitt is atrocious quality or cheap, £15 is around the going rate for a decent clay mitt, the TAC mitt isn't that more expensive and the TAC cloth, whilst being a tenner more, I'd doubt is in anyway superior to the cloth I use, which I got for around £12 - http://www.seriousperformance.co.uk/...View_1107.html
neilmcl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 10:37 AM   #7
josje
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 119
Thanks: 1
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
I,m using this little bugger
http://alturl.com/muzw4
josje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 10:41 AM   #8
RedUntilDead
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: not far enough away from Manchester
Posts: 1,292
Thanks: 134
Thanked 444 Times in 384 Posts
I know it’s a how long is a piece of string question but, what’s the life span you are getting from your cloths?
I liked the G3 cloth that I got from Halfords, really easy to use and effective.

Last year we had paint over spray on the cars left on the car park at work. The valeter we brought in used some clay cloths his auto smart guy recommended. Worked a treat and I couldn’t see much evidence of marring in the natural light anyway. Was suprised.
RedUntilDead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 10:56 AM   #9
westerman
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
westerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 964
Thanks: 409
Thanked 326 Times in 189 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by stangalang View Post
As with all things, they aren't all equal. If you compare the G3 mit to just about any clay bar you will hate mits, the quality is atrocious as are the results. But then, you bought cheap, so got the results you paid for. If you buy a quality towel, say the tac systems towel, the results will be different. More removal, less marring, and a quicker tool full stop due to folding

I have a hunch most people who tried and hated "mits" as a generic term, cheaped out and bought the G3 mit and tarnished all tools with the same brush
I am a professional detailer, working 7 days a week from my own studio. I haven't used an actual clay bar for around 6 years since I first brought them in to the country, other than to prove to people they are better than clay bars under controlled lighting
Well I have to admit the only clay bar alternative I have used is the Farecla G3 so my above comments 'I prefer a clay bar' are indeed based on this comparison.

Harry
westerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 11:15 AM   #10
westerman
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
westerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 964
Thanks: 409
Thanked 326 Times in 189 Posts
Couple of interesting, related items:-


https://www.theclayclothcompany.co.u...-Products.html

Harry
westerman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to westerman For This Useful Post:
JordanTypeR (06-08-2018)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors