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Old 14-02-2018, 01:44 PM   #11
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Another for the G3 mitt - very easy to use and quicker over the car, i use a strong shampoo solution in a bucket, dip it in and use gently on car - works a treat. Not a professional detailer, so not an issue if it doesn't last as long as a bar would...
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Old 20-02-2018, 08:07 PM   #12
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Mitt every time.

Easier, faster (3x 4x times perhaps). Works just as well as a clay bar on the 'day-to-day' stuff that you would usually use a clay bar for. Stuggles a bit with overspray.

Longevity is the same IMO
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Old 23-02-2018, 04:00 PM   #13
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is there a big difference between the cheap ones on ebay o the branded ones over 15£?
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Old 23-02-2018, 04:12 PM   #14
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is there a big difference between the cheap ones on ebay o the branded ones over 15£?

Depends on how cheap, cheap is, but the G3 I’ve used from Halfords and lots have used is £15 or cheaper when the have an offer on.

Personally, I wouldn’t buy a very cheap unbranded one without knowing more about it / reviews etc...but on the other side of the coin, why spend £25-30 on something, when the G3 is prefect for the job ?
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Old 27-02-2018, 12:22 PM   #15
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Just an opinion based on my experience.

On clay bars I went from love em, hate em, refuse to ever use em, back to use them.
Reason being I had to admit the reason was down to me. The only damage I ever did was with the clay bar.
Whenever I saw people reviewing, YouTubing or using one, they all work them way too fast.
Is this all about time and money?
Fast forward.
I learned to take great care and slow down treating the paintwork like its sore and in pain, I found I am able to have really good control, feel and time to stop. Watching people clay so fast means by the time you might pickup anything, it just goes on to do more damage. Water and a touch of a good shampoo works better for me than lube.
Slowly and work by feel and it works well for me.
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Old 27-02-2018, 02:02 PM   #16
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Just an opinion based on my experience.

On clay bars I went from love em, hate em, refuse to ever use em, back to use them.
Reason being I had to admit the reason was down to me. The only damage I ever did was with the clay bar.
Whenever I saw people reviewing, YouTubing or using one, they all work them way too fast.
Is this all about time and money?
Fast forward.
I learned to take great care and slow down treating the paintwork like its sore and in pain, I found I am able to have really good control, feel and time to stop. Watching people clay so fast means by the time you might pickup anything, it just goes on to do more damage. Water and a touch of a good shampoo works better for me than lube.
Slowly and work by feel and it works well for me.
This approach works in the same way as machine polishing

At the end of the day everything applies to your own technique.

We give advice on things here as a guide line, so then the user can apply that method in his way that suits him and the car he is working on
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:22 PM   #17
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This is just my opinion.
I think clay mitts and cloths absolutely have thier place in detailing however they induce more marring than a traditional clay bar, more noticeable on darker colours. Like I said, just my opinion.
So if you are machine polishing after, then this is not a problem, however if you are not, I would avoid a mitt or cloth.

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I have yet to see, with my own eyes, of this happening.

The biggest advantage i guess to having a clay mitt over a bar is in cold weather. Clay bars tend to get stiff very quickly, not all of use have a warm place/garage to work in. So a bucket of warm water, lube and a matt (rather have more lubricant in the cold) can work.
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