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Old 06-05-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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Clay mitt sticky

So I've got these clay mitts: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail...prod_1767.html

It's now time to start detailing the car and I've noticed that the clay side is quite sticky and it smells very "petrochemical".

Is it still safe to use and will it work normally?
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:00 PM   #2
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I haven't used one, but I think most people 'break them in' by using them on the glass/windscreen
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So I've got these clay mitts: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail...prod_1767.html



It's now time to start detailing the car and I've noticed that the clay side is quite sticky and it smells very "petrochemical".



Is it still safe to use and will it work normally?

How old is it / how long have you had it ?

I know the G3 mitt I used was tacky to begin with when I took it out of the packet, but as soon as dunked in shampoo solution for lubricant, was fine and worked well.
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:03 PM   #4
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Mines over a year old and is pretty much the same, if you are unsure just use on an unseen or small area to make sure its fine to use.
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:30 PM   #5
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Quite normal, simply break it in on your windscreen before using on the bodywork.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:04 PM   #6
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Quite normal, simply break it in on your windscreen before using on the bodywork.
Basically what I said over an hour ago! Lol
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:09 PM   #7
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OK, sounds like it's still ok to use them. I thought the break in on the windows was just before using them the first time...
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OK, sounds like it's still ok to use them. I thought the break in on the windows was just before using them the first time...
It is.
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