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Old 02-02-2018, 02:12 PM   #1
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Clay Mitt on Windscreen -

I have not seen much discussion regarding the use of Clay Mitts? Are they as good as they are supposed to be?

I was thinking of using one on my windscreen - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail...prod_1768.html

what would you use a lube? Last time I clayed the screen it was left with streaks from the process. I was thinking of using glass cleaner as the lube?
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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i use the farecla one from halfords , works great i really like it

can use soapy water as lube on all hard surfaces
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:05 PM   #3
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I wouldn’t use glass cleaner as lube!!!!
Strong mix of shampoo, quick detailer or a dedicated lube.

If you are left with streaks use a glass polish after.


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Old 02-02-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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I always use new clay mitts / pads on the windscreen before using them on paint
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:13 PM   #5
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wo-wo's clay mitt is very good. Usually use a mix of car shampoo and water as lube.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:54 PM   #6
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i use the g3 one from halfords on the car with autofinesse glide clay lube, just rinse it out in a bucket of warm water as you go and keep it well lubed up
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:43 PM   #7
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I always use new clay mitts / pads on the windscreen before using them on paint
on my CYC clay block it said to use it on glass first to break it in almost...
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I always break in any type of clay (bar, mitt or cloth) on glass

It thought was the done thing.....
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:07 PM   #9
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Mitt always for me (Farecla one).

So much easier and faster than clay if for no other reason than the surface of the mitt is about 3 or 4 times bigger than a clay bar. You can do a car in 30 - 45 mins whereas with a bar its 2hrs+
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The clay mitts are made from very soft rubber and you will damage or melt the rubber if it comes into contact with any strong solvents like tar remover or similar.

Glass cleaner may be OK, but be careful. Any soapy shampoo should work though, or anything else that is slippery like a Quick Detailer.

Personally i use a G3 Clay Mitt together with G3 Body Prep Shampoo as lube and it seems to be a great combo on both paint and windscreens.
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