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Old 16-04-2018, 10:28 AM   #1
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Rinsing G3 clay mitt?

I have the above, can I rinse it back to a "clean" state and use it again? If so how?

And/or how do I tell when its "full" and I need a new one?

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Old 16-04-2018, 12:11 PM   #2
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Yes I rinsed the one I used in fresh, clean water to remove all the soap / shampoo I’d used as a lubricant, ringed our carefully, hung up to air dry and then replaced plastic sheet and popped back into bag once completely dry...
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Old 16-04-2018, 12:12 PM   #3
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You can. You should have a bucket with shampoo mix for you're clay lube when using the G3 mitt. After each panel the mitt should be dunked in the bucket and the clay side given a good rub by hand to clean it. Repeat this with each panel and at the end of your claying. Give it a squeeze out then keep it in a sealed zip bag for future use.

When the clay on the mitt starts breaking down and leaving clay marks over the paintwork it is ready for the bin.
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Old 16-04-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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You can. You should have a bucket with shampoo mix for you're clay lube when using the G3 mitt. After each panel the mitt should be dunked in the bucket and the clay side given a good rub by hand to clean it. Repeat this with each panel and at the end of your claying. Give it a squeeze out then keep it in a sealed zip bag for future use.

When the clay on the mitt starts breaking down and leaving clay marks over the paintwork it is ready for the bin.
Thanks Guys. Why does it need to go in a sealed zip bag? I think mines just loose on a shelf at the moment.
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Thanks Guys. Why does it need to go in a sealed zip bag? I think mines just loose on a shelf at the moment.

I keep it in the plastic sleeve it came in - keeps anything and everything away from the mitt, so it doesn’t get contaminated and scratch the car...
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You should have a bucket with shampoo mix for you're clay lube when using the G3 mitt.
I have one of these mitts but haven't used it yet. So do you just dip the mitt in the bucket of shampoo and there's no need to spray any product on the car to add lubrication?
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I have one of these mitts but haven't used it yet. So do you just dip the mitt in the bucket of shampoo and there's no need to spray any product on the car to add lubrication?

Kind of yes - I use a strong solution of shampoo and use this as the lubricant - just remember to keep very well lubricated and don’t apply any pressure, just let the mitt glide over and you’ll feel when it’s nice and smooth
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Old 16-04-2018, 05:29 PM   #8
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I have one of these mitts but haven't used it yet. So do you just dip the mitt in the bucket of shampoo and there's no need to spray any product on the car to add lubrication?
If you go to the G3 manufactures sponsors section of the DW websie you will see much debate about how best to use the clay mitt. i have always followed their recommendations which are to use their detailer spray as a lubricant and their own shampoo in a wash bucket. Also remember to break in any new clay mitt on your car glass first. wipe in straight lines north-south, east-west on your paintwork with little or no pressure and you will not cause any marring etc. i am on my 4th mitt having bought my first one the day they launched it and i have never caused any paint damage using the above methods
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Old 16-04-2018, 09:13 PM   #9
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i am on my 4th mitt having bought my first one the day they launched it and i have never caused any paint damage using the above methods
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How many times will a mitt do 1 average car..ish
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