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Old 06-02-2018, 09:47 PM   #1
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Clay cloths / mitts

Are these really effective compared to a clay bar- if so can someone recommend a good one?
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:17 PM   #2
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i have never used a clay bar, always used the g3 farcecla mitt from halfords with autofinesse glide clay lube. just keep rinsing out in a bucket of warm water as you go and keep the surface well lubed up
does the job well
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:26 PM   #3
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I use the G3 and Wowo mitt but clay will always be in my Detailing arsenal as it still has great properties that the mitt just can’t achieve.


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Old 06-02-2018, 10:36 PM   #4
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I prefer using a clay bar over a mit, I prefer the feel a clay gives whereas the mit seems to cushion the feeling, this lead to longer claying time.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:39 PM   #5
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I have always used the farecla clay mitt with their detailer spray as they recommend and their detox shampoo and 2 bucket wash method. if you go on the manufacturers and private label brands section of the DW and go to the sub forums under the "G3 Pro" heading there are some very good posts debating this and other methods. I for one believe in uniformity of products usage when doing a specific job as products are designed to work in tandem.
hope this opinion is of some help
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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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Old 07-02-2018, 08:38 AM   #7
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I find the Farcela mitt quick and easy if you look after your car

When I needed to do my wifes newly purchased car the first time, the mitt really struggled to cut through the grime so I broke out the BH regular clay and it made short work of sorting it

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From what I saw: They do work, but apaprently, they won't last that long. But that may still be interesting to people wanting to clay faster, since the surface is so much bigger. I'd still keep clay around though for those very narrow hard to reach corners. I do have a few such cloths now (directly from China by means of AliExpress) but I haven't tried them out yet in winter.
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I still use both, it just depends on how much stuff is on the car. Clay mitt doesn't pick up anywhere near as much as regular clay so on a regularly maintained car then its fine. Anything else though and I'd still go for the soft BH clay.
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I use the Farecla Clay Mitt in cold weather as it's quick and easy. I have BH clay bars which are very difficult to use in cold but are great in the summer.
I think my preference would be a clay bar if only because it's easier to clay crevices and awkward spots, plus there is always evidence of what is being removed from the paint.
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